Topic 4 DQ 2

Topic 4 DQ 2

Please write a paragraph with your opinion based on the text bellow. Please include citations and references in case you need to used for the question:


Regular physical exercise and activity performed by the middle-aged adult can reduce the risk of health problems including heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and arthritis. The prevalence of heart disease in the U.S equals 610,000 deaths per year (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2017). Type 2 diabetes contributes to 90-95% of all cases and in 2015 1.5million new cases where diagnosed in the U.S in adults 18 years or older (, 2017). The CDC estimates by 2040 there will be an average of 26% of adults over the age of 18 that will have been diagnosed with some form of arthritis including rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, gout, and lupus (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2018). The nurse can perform a physical activity screening to determine what activities the patient enjoys participating in and how much exercise a person is incorporating into their daily lives. The CDC recommends participating in low intensity, moderate aerobic exercise for 150 minutes per week to reduce the risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and arthritis. An approach the nurse could use to gain cooperation from the patient would be helping them to incorporate the desired amount of exercise into their daily living through activities and exercise they enjoy participating in. Nurses can also utilize the National Physical Activity Plan located at, which encourages health care workers to promote physical activity guided by a comprehensive, evidence-based strategic plan (American Journal of Nursing, 2015, para. 10). This plan is designed to help health care workers promote physical activity by making this topic a “vital sign” that health care workers assess and discuss with their patients, establish that inactivity is a treatable and preventable health conditions, provide health care workers with physical activity education, and use the health care system to promote physical activity in hopes that all American’s will become physically active and work, live, and play in environments that support an active lifestyle (American Journal of Nursing, 2015).


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