Exercise Can Boost Minority Health: Here Are 10 Reasons to Get Moving by Joyce Knestrick, CRNP, FAANP

Family Health
2 years ago
Exercise Can Boost Minority Health: Here Are 10 Reasons to Get Moving

The U.S. has become increasingly diverse, and today, nearly 40 percent of the population belongs to a racial or ethnic minority. While life expectancy is generally getting longer and infant mortality is on the decline, minorities disproportionately feel the burden of serious conditions like diabetesheart disease and stroke.

We should celebrate the importance of staying active. New exercise guidelines prove that exercise can dramatically improve health, and every little bit counts. Here are 10 reasons to get moving today:

Minority health is improving, but there’s still a race disparity that we need to work together to close. Exercise is a simple way to jump start your healthier routine, and while you’re at it, make an appointment with a nurse practitioner to get a checkup!

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