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Joe Moore and Dr. Eddie Phillips on HuffPo op-ed: Exercise is Medicine

IHRSA's president and CEO, Joe Moore, teamed up with Dr. Eddie Phillips, founder of the Institute of Lifestyle Medicine in Boston, to write a compelling blog post for the Huffington Post on "the most cost-effective and potent treatment we know." They are talking about exercise, of course.
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IHRSA Walks for a Healthy Fit Nation

IHRSA members and staff pounded the pavement in Boston alongside U.S. Surgeon General, Dr. Regina Benjamin, to promote the medical benefits of exercise. The Walk for a Healthy and Fit Nation is part of the Surgeon General’s national effort to combat obesity and reduce chronic disease by getting doctors to prescribe more exercise.

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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.