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|Mon, 03-25-2013 - 11:49am|
Has your doctor ever prescribed exercise for your overall health? Does he/she ever ask you about your exercise routines? According to Health Day News, if your doctor is fit, he/she is more likely to prescribe exercise to you. "If physicians think their own fitness is important, chances are they'll advise exercise for their patients too, a new study finds.
The research found that physically fit doctors were more likely to push for physical activity in patients than inactive doctors.
Because people often take their doctor's advice seriously, "these findings suggest that improving health care providers' physical activity levels may be an easy way to help reduce physical inactivity among the general population," Isabel Garcia de Quevedo, of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said in an American Heart Association news release." more
Both my family doctor and OB/GYN are exercise enthusiasts and ask me each visit about my exercise habits and offer advice. What about yours?