Exercise is Medicine, But Are We Taking It?
Guest: Edward R. Laskowski, M.D. (@DrEdSportsMed)
Host: Darryl S. Chutka, M.D. (@ChutkaMD)
A MUST listen episode: 70% of Americans are overweight or obese and inactive and it’s not getting better. Dr. Ed Laskowski gives an eye-opening overview on our current state of health at a global level and what we can do about it for ourselves and for our patients. As little as 10 minutes of physical activity a week lowers all-cause mortality! To hear more from Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine, follow them on Twitter @MayoClinicSport.
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- Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans https://www.hhs.gov/fitness/be-active/physical-activity-guidelines-for-americans/index.html
- Beneficial associations of low and large doses of leisure time physical activity with all-cause, cardiovascular disease and cancer mortality: a national cohort study of 88,140 US adults. British Journal of Sports Medicine 2019 http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bjsports-2018-099254