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Friday
Nov082013

Physical activity should be included in doctor 

So, why don't doctors ask about a patient's physical activity? With all the benefits of exercise - lower risk of death, lower risk of a stroke, lower risk of type 2 diabetes, to name a few - it seems like a no-brainer.

In the monthly guest column on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services blog, IHRSA suggests it would only take 30 seconds and two questions for a physician to get the necessary information (in addition to the patient's medical history) in order to presecribe an exercise program.

Check out the entire column here.

 

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