Exercise is Medicine

May is Exercise is Medicine month, so the topic for my Health & Fitness column in the Aiken Standard this week is information about the Exercise is Medicine initiative. A growing body of research suggests that the single best prescription any physician can give is for daily physical activity. But many (or most) physicians either do not make this recommendation or, if they do, do not provide the information or resources that patients need to embark on a program of regular activity. I will probably write about why this is the case — it’s not always the fault of the physician — and what can be done about it in a future column.

You can learn more about the Exercise is Medicine initiative here.

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