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  • Writer's pictureDiane Barker

"The drug of movement is one of the safest and most effective forms of preventive health,"

"The beauty of exercise is that it is such a powerful drug..."


There's been a push in recent years encouraging doctors to prescribe exercise as medicine, telling their patients how often, how long, and how hard to work out to improve health.

A new Brigham Young University study suggests doctors could take that initiative to the next level, prescribing exercise plans that result in a specific health outcome; say, lowering your blood pressure or losing weight.


"The findings of this study, and others, suggest that we should be able to more consistently and accurately prescribe exercise like medicine," says senior study author Jayson Gifford, PhD, an exercise sciences professor at BYU.

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