Exercise - Rx for a Long Life!

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"Today’s Miracle Prescription for Long Life – Exercise!" Dr. Jordan Metzl  


SILVER SPRING, MD – March 25, 2014 – The most commonly issued prescription by a New York City area doctor is not a drug, a pill, or a capsule.  It’s exercise!

“The number one prescription that I give to my patients is to get active and exercise,” says Dr. Jordan Metzl, who is the author of The Exercise Cure:  A Doctor’s All-Natural, No-Pill Prescription for Better Health & Longer Life.  Dr. Metzl has appeared on the national morning news shows on NBC, ABC and CBS to talk about exercise for better health.

“I think the concept of trying to build activity throughout your day is so important. And it makes you healthier,” says Dr. Metzl in his book.  “I encourage every one of my patients to move as much as they can.”

“Only a third of primary care physicians talk to their patients about exercise during their visits. That's got to change. I am trying to teach other doctors that exercise is medicine. It (exercise) needs to be taken seriously. Doctors can help by learning more about how to prescribe exercise.  People need to exercise in order to live longer and healthier lives.”

In addition to being a published author, Dr. Metzl is a physician who truly practices what he preaches as he has run Metzl Triathlon31 marathons and 11 Ironman triathlons.  “Basically, in my practice, I want people to move.”Dr. Metzl’s is convinced that any kind of daily activity, movement, and/or exercise are the keys to longevity, and it starts at childhood.

“People need to move.  My brain and my body work best after I exercise,” declares Dr. Metzl.  “I am convinced that movement will help children to learn and their brains to work.”

Just as PHIT America is focused on reversing America’s inactivity pandemic, Dr. Metzl realizes that being inactive on a regular basis is somewhat similar to smoking – it’s a health hazard.

“Sitting is the new smoking,” states Dr. Metzl.

Dr. Metzl encourages people of all ages to get moving and make exercise a daily priority.  For people who have not exercised regularly for years, he suggests they start slowly.

“When it comes to starting an exercise program, start slow and work toward a gradual progression of activities,” advises Dr. Metzl.

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