Exercise Lowers Health Care Costs
Research shows that exercise has a role in the treatment and prevention of more than 40 chronic diseases including diabetes, heart disease, obesity and hypertension.
While there are numerous reasons for soaring health care costs, one undeniable explanation is the poor physical health of so many Americans. Exercise is something every person can do to control the rising cost of health care and improve their lives.
Start or renew your exercise program now as an investment in life-long health. Every person is responsible for his or her own physical activity regardless of age and health. There are so many more reasons to exercise than there are excuses not to. Start your exercise program today. It may be as simple as deciding to REGISTER for the RiverFront Run for your first 5K or 1-mile event.
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Get the Plan: These basic guidelines provide you with a simple, fast and effective tool for using exercise as a ‘medicine’ to help prevent or manage many of the most common chronic health conditions. It will also help you approach your health care provider to discuss physical activity as a part of a disease prevention and management strategy.
Guidelines for Starting and Exercise Program