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"Is Exercise Right For You?"

It is hard to believe I have been in the fitness / sports medicine industry for over 20 years.

In that time a lot has changed.

Somethings for the better,

but others have gotten worse.

20 years ago if you had high cholesterol, blood pressure,

if you were over weight, or had some kind of heart / lung issue,

exercise was always part of your prescription.

Over the last 5 year, if not longer, I have found most doctors have shied away from this.

I don’t know if it is because of a disconnect between the fitness and health industries,

or because most patients are time limited and looking for the easy way out.

But is the easy way out that easy?

We all know medications have side effects.

And while, exercise also has some side effects for an unhealthy individual,

its side effects are way more tolerable them medications.

Exercise is cheaper.

in todays world fitness monitors are easy to obtain.

I have a polar heart rate monitor I have linked to my cell phone to help keep me on track.

A recent Women’s health study by Dr I-Min Lee, published in “Circulation”

shows the health benefits of exercise at the moderate to vigorous levels for women in their early 70’s.

I think we need people to open their eyes.

“Ask your doctor if exercise is right for you?”

For more info on the Women’s health study, please click below:

Intense Exercise Tied to 65% Lower Death Risk in Older Women

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