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How Exercise Can Be Better Than Meds

It comes as no surprise that exercise is good for the body. But as Anthony tells us, in some cases, exercise can be as good or better than prescription meds at healing the body.

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Exercise “potentially as effective” as many drugs for common diseases

“Physical activity is potentially as effective as many drug interventions for patients with existing coronary heart disease and stroke, suggests a review of evidence published on bmj.com today.”

Principles of conservative prescribing.

“Judicious prescribing is a prerequisite for safe and appropriate medication use.”


“Over 1 million individual prescribers ordered drugs paid by Part D in 2009. Prescribing
patterns varied widely by specialty.”

Trends in High LDL Cholesterol, Cholesterol-lowering Medication Use, and Dietary Saturated-fat Intake: United States, 1976–2010

“The prevalence of high low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, or LDL–C, decreased from 59% to 27% from the late 1970s through 2007–2010.”

Exercise or Physical Activity

“Percent of adults 18 years of age and over who met the Physical Activity Guidelines for aerobic physical activity: 48.4% (2011).”

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