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Pay Attention to Nutrition

Studies have shown that people with disabilities are more likely to be overweight, and also obese.

BY Kristin McNealus, PT, DPT | February 2019 | Category: Diet & Nutrition

Pay Attention to Nutrition

Carrying extra weight not only increases your risk for health complications such as heart disease and diabetes, but it can impact your mobility.

When you have a disability, you may be prone to having increased inflammation in your system. This impacts your digestion and can contribute to a number of secondary conditions. Many people then take more medications to address the symptoms from these other complications.

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