Exercise is medicine

exerciseMedscape has posted a series of videos by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the American Medical Association (AMA) intended to identify principles and help improve health and well-being through regular physical activity.

The videos are concise and cover the following topics.

  • Exercise and Your Health
  • Aerobic Exercise: The Basics
  • Aerobic Exercise: Duration and Frequency
  • Aerobic Exercise: Intensity
  • Flexibility
  • Home Gym on a Shoe String

The bottom line?

  • Exercise and physical activity are important to health and the prevention and treatment of many chronic diseases.
  • More should be done to address physical activity and exercise in healthcare settings.
  • Encouragement of ACSM’s effort to bring a greater focus on physical activity and exercise in healthcare settings.

12/1/09 20:36 JR

Hi, I’m JR

John Russo, Jr., PharmD, is president of The MedCom Resource, Inc. Previously, he was senior vice president of medical communications at www.Vicus.com, a complementary and alternative medicine website.