Thursday, May 5, 2011

Exercise is Medicine

Hills are better than pills!
"Exercise is Medicine" is a global initiative that encourages doctors to prescribe exercise much like they now prescribe drugs.

It's not a  crazy idea and it might just work. In fact, according to a New Zealand study, a group of inactive women was prescribed exercise, and two years later, 39% were still at it.

"Hike two miles and call me in the morning." It has a nice ring to it.  I prescribe a local trail. They're a lot safer, healthier, prettier, and more exciting than medicine.


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