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Occupational Therapy Insights

Jun 28, 2019

Do you encourage exercise in your clients, patients, or students? Since people with disabilities or long-term injuries have a tendency to live less-active lifestyles, it can be even more important for them to exercise on a regular basis.

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, adults with disabilities should aim for:

  • At least 150 minutes a week of moderate-intensity, or 75 minutes a week of vigorous-intensity cardiovascular activity (or a combination of both), with each workout lasting for at least 10 minutes.
  • Two or more sessions a week of moderate- or high-intensity strength-training activities involving all the major muscle groups.