In years past, doctors would always ask patients about physical fitness.
Getting the body moving is not only great for general health, but it also helps fight chronic disease. Wanting to elevate it to a vital sign, the Exercise is Medicine Program was born.
Now, Exercise is Medicine is in 50 countries. Doctors prescribe physical activity as part of treatment plans. Some prescriptions are disease-based so the patients can address chronic disease issues before they worsen.
You are your best health advocate. Speak with your doctor about how fitness can improve your health.
Dr. Pam Peeke discusses the Exercise is Medicine Program.