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The CDC recommends at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity every week, but most individuals with chronic disease do not reach this goal despite its numerous health benefits. Research has shown that scheduled exercise programs and exercise partners help individuals to sustain their exercise goals. Using this premise of group mentality individuals affected from cancer at the Dempsey center and patients attending CMMC’s diabetes group in Lewiston ME were polled about exercise self –efficacy and barriers to exercise. Subsequently, a one-time walking event was offered to the diabetes group and a phone-tree was introduced to one yoga class at the Dempsey Center in an attempt to encourage commitment to exercise.

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CMMC Lewiston ME


physical activity, chronic disease, cancer, diabetes, exercise self-efficacy, group exercise, Maine

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Confronting Barriers to Exercise in Patients with Chronic Health: Community Health improvement project in the Lewiston/auburn Area Concerns