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Can Physical Activity Help Manage Your Chronic Condition?

From the Show: Train Your Body
Summary: Regular exercise can help you manage symptoms of chronic disease and help you feel better.
Air Date: 1/15/13
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Deborah Redder
Deborah Redder02Deborah Redder is an ACSM/Exercise is Medicine (EIM) Network Builders Team Advisor and Program Director for the EIM Network's Physical Activity Intervention Program. She has degrees in health, physical education and exercise science, and serves as a Master Trainer for the Stanford Chronic Disease Self-Management Program. Deborah's achievements include: creator of the SilverSneakers(r) Group Exercise Program, two-time recipient of the International Council on Active Aging's Innovation Award and winner of the Healthways ACE Award for Impact.


Can Physical Activity Help Manage Your Chronic Condition?
If you have a chronic disease - such as heart disease, diabetes, asthma, or back or joint pain, exercise can have important health benefits. 

Our expert discusses ACSM's Exercise Management for Persons With Chronic Diseases and Disabilities, and how it can help you to live with a chronic condition.

Regular exercise can help you manage symptoms and improve your health.
A pedometer senses your body motion and counts your footsteps. This count is converted into distance by knowing the length of your usual stride. Wearing a pedometer and recording your daily steps and distance is a great motivating tool
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