Chronically ill, is healthy sport made for you?


Women practicing regular physical activity see a 50% reduction in the risk of breast cancer relapse. JackF – stock.adobe.com

OUR HEALTH ADVICE – Duration, intensity, risks: a guide specifies the methods of prescription by doctors of an adapted physical activity.

Overweight or obesity, type 2 diabetes, hypertension, heart failure, stroke, cancer, depression, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, coronary heart disease, old age: at least twenty million French people are affected by the prescription of suitable physical activity, in addition of their drug treatment. This intervention, first enshrined in law in 2016, open to all doctors in March 2022, and the reimbursement of which should soon be discussed as part of the review of the budget in the National Assembly, is now considered a integral part of care.

Its preventive effectiveness is proven. For example, studies have shown a 50% reduction in the risk of breast cancer relapse in women who practice regular physical activity. After a stroke, physical activity also reduces the risk of recurrence, while attenuating the sequelae and improving the quality of life. It helps maintain…

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