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A Prescription to Exercise: Why Not?


Next time you're at the doctor, don't be surprised if she gives you a prescription for exercise. After all, doctors give us instructions in almost all areas of our health, why not fitness too?

As it turns out a new finding from the University of Michigan Medical School, is advocating doctors prescribing exercise. Literally writing down on a prescription pad exactly how much a patient should walk or exercise day by day will encourage them to start moving more so than if the doctor were just to tell them what they need to do.

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