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Is Exercise Medicine?

by Don Tomaszewski, M.S., ATC/L, Director, Sports Institute/Medical Fitness/Outpatient Rehabilitation Medicine

Posted on October 10, 2017

You have probably heard that exercise is good for your health, but did you know that it can actually help to heal your body? Understanding the value of exercise is more important than ever since our nation is in the midst of an “inactivity epidemic.” This inactivity is the fourth leading cause of death nationwide and is responsible for 3.2 million deaths each year. The financial cost is also enormous—the medical repercussions of inactivity result in 102 billion dollars of US healthcare expenditures annually.
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