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Communication between doctors and clubs vital to help fight obesity epidemic

Mounting scientific research continues to confirm the relationship between regular exercise and good health, with the benefits ranging from stress relief to the treatment of type 2 diabetes.

And, in 2010, when healthcare reform expanded insurance coverage to include obesity interventions, it fueled the passion that many in the fitness industry feel about helping others. These professionals, along with IHRSA, also recognize the new business potential involved, and the association has developed publications to help clubs capitalize on this opportunity.

IHRSA has created "The Medical Wellness Toolkit: A Guide to Successful Collaborations with Medical and Allied Health Professionals" and "The Value of the Exercise Prescription". Both are designed to help club operators communicate more effectively with doctors, making them successful advocates for medical wellness.

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