A Drug Called Exercise

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Robert Sallis, Steven Blair, Barry Franklin, Nico Pronk
120 minutes
Four renowned professionals are featured in this two-hour session that explores the impact of engaging in physical activity on a regular basis on health. A Drug Called Exercise looks at the benefits of exercise, as well as its potential risks. The DVD also discusses the economic repercussions of exercise. In addition, the DVD reviews several of the factors that physicians need to consider when prescribing exercise to their patients.

Among the topics covered: 

• Exercise benefits: what is the efficacy? (Steven N. Blair) 
• Aerobic center longitudinal study 
• Is mortality risk reduced by weightloss and increasing fitness inmiddle-aged men? 
• Muscular strength and health 
• Exercise risks: putting them intoperspective (Barry A. Franklin) 
• Metabolic complications 
• Cardiovascular complications 
• Exercise: too much of a good thing? 
• Strategies to potentially reduce therisk of exercise 
• Conclusion 
• Cost effectiveness: comparing exerciseto pills and procedures (Nico Pronk) 
• What actually saves money? 
• Claims cost distribution 
• Prescribing exercise in a bus clinicalpractice (Robert Sallis) 
• Why has the medical communityneglected physical activity as atreatment? 
• What can busy physicians do toencourage physical activity? 
• So what kind of physician doyou want to be?