Helping people with chronic conditions exercise

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Recent research performed in The Netherlands demonstrates that people with chronic conditions do not exercise enough. Half of the population (5.3 million in the Netherlands) do not manage to comply with the Dutch standard for healthy exercise. It is striking that 60 % of those who do not meet the standard say they would want to exercise more. Pain and fear are major obstacles.

For this group, it is important that exercises can be adapted to their individual level, in combination with proper guidance. Health care providers can play a vital role by helping to shape sports and physical activities. If this is done well, participants will gain a confidence and start exercising more.

If you want to learn more about exergames, please visit the homepage of our partner SilverFit (www.silverfit.com/en)!

 

Tilburg - 09/11/2015 - foto: Robert van den Berge - Silverfit

  Tilburg – 09/11/2015 – foto: Robert van den Berge – Silverfit

 

Tilburg - 09/11/2015 - foto: Robert van den Berge - Silverfit

Tilburg – 09/11/2015 – foto: Robert van den Berge – Silverfit