Exercise is Medicine

Exercise is a fundamental part of my life.  In fact it is one of the
cornerstones of my being holding equal weight with restorative sleep, nutritious
food and meaningful work.  Of course learning to love and laugh fills in much of
the remaining foundation.  Exercise can improve almost all aspects of life and
has been shown to reduce depression, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and
osteoporosis.  If exercise was a pill everyone would take it as it has proven
benefits and is virtually side effect free.  My patients need to know that I
will expect them to work up to walking a mile a day or the energy expenditure
equivalent to fully benefit from their anti aging program. They should also not
be surprised if I write them a prescription to tell someone a joke most days a
week and to stop and smell the flowers.  :) :)