Exercise for your health

Yes, we all know that keeping physically active is good for us, but did you know that “Exercise is Medicine”?

The Exercise is Medicine initiative was launched by the American College of Sports Medicine and the American Medical Association in 2007. The project recognized the need for physical activity and exercise to be a part of disease prevention and medical treatments and encouraged healthcare providers to provide exercise prescriptions to their patients.

Today, participating healthcare providers including those with Kawartha North, the CKL Family Health Team and the CKL Community Health Centre can provide their patients with an exercise prescription which provides free access to area facilities for a limited period as well as time with trained professionals to get you started.

So if you think you are ready to embrace the health benefits of increased activity, see your physician or Nurse Practitioner to see whether exercise is the right medicine for you.exercise

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