"Exercise is Medicine": curbing the burden of chronic disease and physical inactivity.

  title={"Exercise is Medicine": curbing the burden of chronic disease and physical inactivity.},
  author={Jeff S Coombes and Jen Law and Bill Lancashire and Robert G Fassett},
  journal={Asia-Pacific journal of public health},
  volume={27 2},
An exercise program designed to improve fitness is essential for most adults. Exercise decreases the risk of cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, some cancers, depression, and anxiety. Most fail to achieve recommended exercise levels. Only 1.3% of Australian general practice (GP) consultations provide exercise counseling and advice. Australia provides Medicare reimbursement for consultations with Accredited Exercise Physiologists through allied health care plans initiated through primary… CONTINUE READING
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