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Exercise is Medicine  

The benefits of exercise in the prevention and management of lifestyle-related disease are absolutely indisputable.

 The following chart lists diseases that can be prevented and managed by exercise and healthy lifestyle changes and the number of people these diseases effect.  

Disease            Number of suffers
Hypertension:
105 million
Cholesterol:
137 million
Type 2 diabetes:
59 million
Obesity:
130 million
Heart disease:
60 million
Cancer of the breast or prostate:
50 million
Arthritis:
66 million
Osteoporosis:
10 million
Depression:
9 million
Metabolic syndrome:
47 million
SOURCE: ACSM’S HEALTH & FITNESS JOURNAL MAY/JUNE 2006

Sadly, according to a 2008 Bureau of Labor and Statistics report, only about 16% of Americans over the age of 15 exercise on a daily basis.

 Looking at the numbers above can you imagine how many people can have an improved quality of life and how much money we could save in healthcare costs if we simply got more folks to exercise?

 That’s what The American College of Sports Medicine and the American Medical Association were thinking when they teamed up a few years ago to launch the Exercise is Medicine initiative.

 The Exercise is Medicine Vision

 To make physical activity and exercise a standard part of a disease prevention and treatment medical paradigm in the United States.

 For physical activity to be considered by all healthcare providers as a vital sign in every patient visit, and that patients are effectively counseled and referred as to their physical activity and health needs, thus leading to overall improvement in the public’s health and long-term reduction in healthcare cost.

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