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Exercise is Medicine

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It's almost 2010. Many of us make New Year's resolutions, and it often involves exercise. Well, here is what I hope will be a little more motivation for you.


First, on a personal note. The developer of our website, who is a physical therapist, shared a great story with me. His father, overweight for most of his life and a type II diabetic, finally said enough. He obtained the proper counseling and support and lost 55 pounds. Not too shabby. The even better news is that he no longer takes any diabetes medication and his back and feet don't hurt anymore.


Second, here is the bigger picture. The American Medical Association along with physical therapists, has recognized for years that exercise has a number of positive health benefits. Well, they have formalized that position with their campaign "Exercise is Medicine". Here's why you should take a look at this site and try to internalize it. Proper exercise helps with:



  • Cancer

  • Arthritis

  • Depression/Anxiety

  • Osteoporosis

  • Diabetes management

  • Blood pressure

  • Heart disease

  • Obesity

  • Chronic fatigue

  • Fibromyalgia


If those aren't reasons enough, here are a few Exercise is Medicine videos (for more do a search for Exercise is Medicine at www.youtube.com):











Visit www.exerciseismedicine.org and get moving. We are here to help. If you have any questions, give us a call. Before you start any exercise program ask your physical therapist or contact your doctor.


Click here to review the ACSM's pre-participation checklist too.



Exercise can change your life. Consider the possibilities and to your health in 2010 and beyond.


December 29, 2009
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