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Unformatted text preview: . rating for life expectancy by the WHO indicates Americans spend more time disabled than others in technologically advanced countries and die at an earlier age Health care in the U.S. is ranked 37th in the world
Overemphasis on "cures" than prevention Wonderful treatments for those who are sick, but no prevention for illnesses 1. Five factors for WHO findings
2. 3. 4. 5. Extremely poor health of some groups (Native Americans, inner-city poor, some rural African Americans) HIV epidemic Use of tobacco products Coronary Heart Disease High levels of violence, specifically homicides U.S. Surgeon General's 1996 Document First time the issue of physical activity and health was addressed in a statement by the surgeon general States that consistent, moderate physical activity gives significant health benefits in health and well-being to those who participate Decreased risk in developing or dying from heart disease, diabetes, colon cancer or hypertension Also important for the development of healthy muscles, bones and joints Reduces symptoms of depression and anxiety, along with improving mood Improves one's ability to perform ADL's throughout life Controls health care costs due to an increase in health and decrease in disease Almost 50% of adults do not get the recommended amount of daily physical activity 50% of young adults (13-21 years old) are not vigorously active on a consistent basis Women are more inapt to being less physically active than men African American...
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- Spring '08