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Solution Name:​​ Preventing Further Health Impairments​​ 


Solution Plan: ​​ 

Primary prevention includes those measures that prevent the onset of illness before the disease process begins. Secondary prevention includes those measures that lead to early diagnosis and prompt treatment of a disease.

There are three levels of prevention:

  • improving the overall health (primary prevention)

  • improving (secondary prevention)

  • improving treatment and recovery (tertiary prevention).

steps that you can follow:

Find​​ A​​ Path to Physical Activity

1. Visit your doctor.

  • In consultation with a health care professional or physical activity specialist, people with chronic conditions or disabilities should understand how their disease or disability affects their ability to do physical activity.​​ 

    • Talk to your doctor about how much and what kind of physical activity is right for you.

    • Discuss your barriers to physical activity.

2. Be active your way.

    • Decide how much physical activity is right for you and your fitness level.

    • Decide what kind of physical activity you enjoy, for example, general gardening,​​ doing chores around the house, wheeling yourself around in your wheelchair, walking briskly, dancing, and playing wheelchair basketball, tennis, or soccer.

    • Find ways to include your favorite physical activity into your everyday life.

3. Start slowly.

  • When adults with chronic conditions or disabilities are not able​​ to​​ engage in regular physical activity according to their ability.​​ 

    • Start slowly based on your ability and fitness level. For example, be active for a few minutes at a time, and then slowly increase the time you are active over several weeks, if necessary.

    • Do what you can to get active! Some activity is better than none!

4. Have fun with family and friends.

  • It is easier to stay active with the support of family and friends.​​ 

    • Invite your loved ones to be active with you. For example, together you can dance, play outside with a ball​​ or​​ walk or wheel around the neighborhood.​​ (Resource CDC)

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