A new report from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) this month shows that more patients are getting pescriptions for exercise from their doctors. Are you one of these healthcare practitioners who see a vision beyond the traditional “standard” in treating patients? I hope so.
“Trends over the past 10 years suggest that the medical community is increasing its efforts to recommend participation in exercise and other physical activity that research has shown to be associated with substantial health benefits,” states the report, from the CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics.
In 2010, 1 in 3 adults who saw a doctor or other health care professional was advised to increase their physical activity as a means of maintaining or improving their health. That’s a significant increase over 2000, when less than a quarter of consultations included such advice.
What Does This Mean To You?