Health Facts - Sources & Citations

3 in 5 U.S. adults have a chronic health condition. 2 in 5 have two or more chronic conditions.

1 in 5 U.S. adults suffers from chronic pain.

Regular exercise can address many chronic conditions.

- Cardiovascular disease
- Type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome
- Arthritis and other rheumatic conditions
- Loss of bone density
- The risk of falling
- Cognitive decline
- Depression, anxiety and sleep disorders
U.S. Centers for Disease Control, Benefits of Physical Activity

Further Sources & Citations: 

Hickson, R C. “Interference of strength development by simultaneously training for strength and endurance.” European journal of applied physiology and occupational physiology vol. 45,2-3 (1980): 255-63. doi:10.1007/BF00421333

Raghupathi, Wullianallur, and Viju Raghupathi. “An Empirical Study of Chronic Diseases in the United States: A Visual Analytics Approach.International journal of environmental research and public health vol. 15,3 431. 1 Mar. 2018, doi:10.3390/ijerph15030431

Dahlhamer J, Lucas J, Zelaya, C, et al. “Prevalence of Chronic Pain and High-Impact Chronic Pain Among Adults — United States, 2016.” MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2018;67:1001–1006. DOI: icon.

Westcott, Wayne L. “Resistance training is medicine: effects of strength training on health.” Current sports medicine reports vol. 11,4 (2012): 209-16. doi:10.1249/JSR.0b013e31825dabb8

Pate, R R et al. “Physical activity and public health. A recommendation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American College of Sports Medicine.” JAMA vol. 273,5 (1995): 402-7. doi:10.1001/jama.273.5.402

Durstine, J L et al. “Physical activity for the chronically ill and disabled.” Sports medicine (Auckland, N.Z.) vol. 30,3 (2000): 207-19. doi:10.2165/00007256-200030030-00005

Archer T, Fredriksson A, Johansson B. Exercise alleviates Parkinsonsim: clinical and laboratory evidence. Acta Neruol Scand. 2011; 123:73-84.

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