Solution Name: Preventing Further Health Impairments
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)