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Two Medical Wellness Resources Now Available from IHRSA

In recent years, a growing body of research has shown that exercise can be used to prevent and/or treat a number of chronic medical conditions. Many of these studies have generated a buzz in the press, and, subsequently, among the general public.

At the same time, in a world that’s been engineered to virtually eliminate the need for physical activity - and populated by millions suffering the negative effects of inactivity - health clubs stand ready and willing to offer a solution.

Yet, physicians often fail to recognize clubs’ incredible potential.

Hence, at IHRSA’s 32nd Annual International Convention and Trade Show in Las Vegas in 2013, IHRSA staff heard many attendees express the desire to work more closely with the medical community, so as to introduce more people to exercise in their clubs. They also voiced their frustration at how difficult it’s been to connect with medical professionals.

IHRSA members asked. And, now, IHRSA has answered. with two new publications.

Read on to learn more about the publications and how to get them.

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