U.S. Surgeon General Issues Exercise Prescription

Rear Admiral Steven Galson, the U.S. acting Surgeon General, is calling on the nation’s doctors to prescribe exercise to patients who would benefit from being more physically active. Thanks to the support of the California Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, over 2,000 doctors have just signed up to support this new initiative.

Brilliant.

Lunges instead of Lipitor. Vegetables instead of vasodilators. Healthy food instead of Hospitals. Alliteration instead of Alli.

Alright – Enough of that.

Anyone who has read this blog knows that I have a strong interest in this subject. While I don’t believe that government should even try to legislate exercise and healthy nutrition, if there are going to become involved with health care, health promotion is the way to go.

Hopefully, doctors still have enough credibility to effect a lifestyle change in their patients.

If you are interested in learning more about this subject, here are some articles that I have written: ( Diet and Exercise Trumps Diabetes , The Government Thinks You’re Fat , Disease Prevention with an Exercise Prescription , Energy System Training affects Heart Function & Structure )

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