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Problem Solver - August 2017
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Provide Fitness for All Ages & Abilities


According to reports from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, more than 38 percent of adults in the United States are obese, putting them at risk of serious health issues, including diabetes, hypertension and some types of cancer. What's more, 80 percent of American adults do not meet the government's national physical activity recommendations for aerobic and muscle strengthening. We know that fighting obesity means engaging in a more active, healthy lifestyle, and many communities are at the forefront of that fight, bringing fitness options to people from all walks of life.

Q: What should we know about accessibility?

A: You know that the best solution to the obesity epidemic is to encourage people to exercise regularly. Start by encouraging people in your community to get up off the couch and get moving—even just a walk in the park.

Once people have gotten moving, you'll need to help them step up their activity. Providing outdoor fitness equipment where everyone can work out is a great solution. Outdoor fitness equipment will help people boost their fitness levels, with increasing levels of resistance, and more reps delivering stronger muscles and fitter, healthier bodies.

Q: What should we know about accessibility?

A: There is a growing interest in products and programs for aging adults, and considering that the baby boomer generation is retiring in increasing numbers, it's no surprise. While some seniors are already active, many struggle with physical disabilities or other limitations.

As part of your outdoor gym, you should be sure to include equipment that is specifically designed for those with physical limitations. Wheelchair-accessible equipment is available that will benefit wheelchair users, as well as seniors and those in physical therapy. This equipment provides functional fitness to improve strength, coordination and flexibility.



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