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Movement is Life

By Clip Syndicate Video: Movement is Life Fri, 15 Dec 2017 15:12:48 +0000 Movement is Life WATN so much for joining us. we so appreciated this morning thank you b3 nice to meet you also. a recent study shows that specifically african-american and hispanic men are more likely to receive substandard healthcare. it is also why they are reporting severe joint pain. this take a look and listen as of things that are being done to change those statistics. >> unfortunately, women and individuals of color experienced disparities across many areas of medicine. our focus is on musculoskeletal health which is joint pain and muscle pain. we know that women and individuals of color are more likely to develop arthritis compared to caucasians. and then when you add on to that the fact that even when we equalize our insurance so for people who have the same type of insurance, the type of treatments that women and individuals of color are offered are not always the same for that of caucasians and so the outcomes are negatively impacted. this is real. health disparities are real, and they are impacting us as women and our families and communities. >>. >> african-american and is the men experience this more. he has severe joint pain which then leads to decreased activity which now i gain weight. i become obese, and that puts more pressure on the joint and that gives me more severe pain. you can see how you get into this vicious cycle. the obesity partly to an increased rate of hypertension, diabetes, coronary artery disease, depression. and these are individuals are at risk of not receiving the equitable care that they need and deserve. >> so it is movement, movement, movement. >> no one will take better care of you then you. we have to take care of our own healthcare. women, we take better care of our hair and nails than we do our bodies. we have to be empowered. have the right physician and feel comfortable with the position you are with. that is the key to breaking this vicious cycle. we have a wonderful website. we have some wonderful tools there that will help individuals learn more about how to break this vicious cycle learning about how important movement

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