Exercise is essential to our health and well-being. We know participating in regular physical activity prevents chronic health problems. Research indicates adults with disabilities have a higher risk for chronic conditions in comparison to adults without disabilities.

Yet almost half of all adults with disabilities get no physical activity. An injury, disability or excess weight that limits mobility can create challenges to exercising.

Virginia Aparicio is a health and human sciences educator with Purdue Extension Elkhart County. She can be reached at 574-533-0554 or vaparici@purdue.edu.

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