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Exercise IS Medicine

From the Show: Train Your Body
Summary: Research proves that exercise not only improves the quality of life - it decreases the incidence of disease, chronic health conditions and obesity.
Air Date: 10/30/12
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Robert E. Sallis, MD
Bob SallisRobert E. Sallis, M.D., FACSM, serves as the chairman for the Exercise is Medicine initiative and previously served as president (2007-08) of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). Dr. Sallis received his Bachelor of Science degree from the U.S. Air Force Academy and his medical degree from Texas A&M University. He completed his residency in family medicine at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Fontana, Calif., where he served as chief resident. He has served as the head team physician at Pomona College since 1988, and holds a Certificate of Added Qualifications in sports medicine. Dr. Sallis lectures and publishes extensively in the area of sports medicine and serves as chairman of the Science Advisory Committee to Governor Schwarzenegger's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports. He received the 2008 Community Leadership Award from the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, and the 2009 Leonardo da Vinci award for international leadership in sports medicine from the Italian Federation of Sports Medicine. Dr. Sallis currently serves as editor-in-chief of ACSM's clinical journal, Current Sports Medicine Reports.

    Exercise IS Medicine
    Some call it a nobrainer.  Others, a magic bullet. The fact is, groundbreaking research has proved that exercise, at the correct intensity and duration, not only improves the quality of life - it decreases the incidence of disease, chronic health conditions and obesity. 

    At a time when our nation faces an alarming health crisis, the American College of Sports Medicine and the American Medical Association launched the Exercise is MedicineTM program and, with the support of many other prestigious organizations, invite you to be a part of history.

    Join The American College of Sports Medicine as we embark on a nationwide campaign to initiate a dialogue between physicians and every American. The mission is to make sure that exercise is front and center in every discussion on disease prevention, health and wellness.

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