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Exercise is medicine.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18477876     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The medical benefits of regular physical activity, including weight loss and reduction in the risk of heart disease and certain cancers, are well known. Physicians are still reluctant, however, to prescribe exercise for their patients. Although many cite lack of time or poor reimbursement for counseling services, I believe the majority of primary care physicians are simply unsure of how to effectively begin discussing exercise with their patients. This article will review the medical benefits of exercise, basic principles of physiology, and then the components of an exercise prescription. With 250,000 deaths each year attributed to a sedentary lifestyle, it is incumbent upon physicians to include a discussion of regular physical activity with their patients, at every visit.
Patrick Z Pearce
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current sports medicine reports     Volume:  7     ISSN:  1537-8918     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr Sports Med Rep     Publication Date:    2008 May-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-05-14     Completed Date:  2008-08-28     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101134380     Medline TA:  Curr Sports Med Rep     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  171-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
CHAMPIONS Sports Medicine, Spokane, WA 99202, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Cardiovascular Diseases / prevention & control
Exercise / physiology*
Life Style
Physician-Patient Relations*

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