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SECTION 6: ADDITIONAL CONSIDERATION FOR SOME ADULTS Additional Considerations for Some Adults All Americans should be physically active to improve overall health and fitness and to prevent many adverse health outcomes. Most Americans should follow the Guidelines of the child and adolescent, adult, or older adult chapters, depending upon their age. However, some people have conditions that raise special issues about recommended types and amounts of physical activity. This chapter provides guidance on physical activity for healthy women who are pregnant and for people with disabilities. This chapter also affirms and illustrates how physical activity is generally appropriate for adults with chronic conditions by considering three groups of adults: Adults with osteoarthritis; Adults with type 2 diabetes; and Adults who are cancer survivors. Physical Activity for Women During Pregnancy and the Postpartum Period Physical activity during pregnancy benefits a woman’s overall health. For example, moderate-
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