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Wednesday
Oct132010

Commentary: Time for Doctors to Prescribe Exercise

IHRSA's Joe Moore and Dr. Eddie Phillips Encourage D.C. to Practice Exercise as Medicine
IHRSA President and CEO, Joe Moore, along with Dr. Edward M. Phillips, MD, assistant professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation at Harvard Medical School, and founder of the Institute of Lifestyle Medicine, co-authored an editorial featured in McClatchy News Washington Bureau, promoting exercise as preventative medicine.

"Yet, while doctors continue to write more than 3.4 billion prescriptions each year and mention medications during more than 70 percent of their office visits, the vast majority of physicians are neither prescribing nor talking to their patients about the real wonder drug — exercise."

Read the full article, here.