For the middle-aged adult, exercise can reduce the risk of various health problems. Choose two at-risk health issues that regular physical exercise and activity can help prevent and manage. Discuss the prevalence of each of these health problems in society today. Describe measures that you would take as a nurse to assist clients with health promotion measures to incorporate exercise and physical activity into their lives. Include the kind of activities you would recommend, the amount of exercise, and the approach you would use to gain cooperation from the client. Support your response with evidence-based literature. The two health problems that affect middle-aged adults include Diabetes and Cardiovascular disease (CVD). According to the American Diabetes Association, statistics show that in 2015, 30.3 million Americans or 9.4% of the American population had diabetes. 84.1 million Americans aged 18 and older had prediabetes. Of the 30.3 million adults with diabetes, 23.1 million were diagnosed, and 7.2 million were undiagnosed. A new case of 1.5 million Americans are diagnosed with diabetes every year (ADA,
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