Dr. Doug Pooley
Exercise as a medicine for both health professionals and patients!
By Ann Gates (@exerciseworks) This blog is an excerpt from: www.exercise-works.org blog on exercise as a medicine label.
Generic name: Regular, daily exercise
Uses: For the prevention and treatment of most non communicable diseases such as: heart disease, cancer, hypertension, stroke, obesity, diabetes, osteoporosis, mental health problems, parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, asthma, chronic obstructive airways disease, musculoskeletal problems and for over 100 different diseases that commonly present to family and hospital doctors and a wide variety of allied health professionals.
Precautions: Check with your doctor or health care provider if you have a long term health condition and/or are inactive. They will advise you on a safe and effective range of exercises for you to try and enjoy! If they refer you to an exercise class always make sure that the instructor is a member of a certified, internationally recognised body such as The Register of Exercise Professionals or member of the American College of Sports and Exercise Medicine.
Directions for use: AT LEAST 30 minutes, 5 days a week, or 150mins of exercise a week if you’re an adult. If you’re a child or young person you can enjoy and share, with friends and family, several hours of physical activity throughout the day as regular planned sports or exercise or just adding extra bouts of increased physical activity into your day.
Aim to get slightly breathless, so that you can talk while doing the activity (this is good for both your heart, lungs and brain). Take with plenty of water, friends and family, and especially in favourable environments! Plan to enjoy regular exercise as part of your daily routine. Plan to ensure that your family and friends also enjoy regular exercise. You can break it up into short bouts of 10 minutes activity throughout the day to experience the same health benefits!
Start off slow, with 10 minutes of physical activities or exercise. Aim to increase both how long and how hard you exercise for as you start to feel fitter and healthier! ALWAYS warm up and cool down for at least 10-15 minutes. This helps you heart and lungs prepare to exercise and relax after exercise! Check out our great ‘How to get started booklet.’ Walking is the best form of exercise: it’s generally free, requires little practice and is accessible to most people within their abilities.
If you feel at all unwell when exercising, then stop the activity and contact your doctor or health care provider according to your exercise or treatment plan.
Some important information about the ingredients: This product consists of 4 main ingredients: DAILY ‘healthy heart’ exercises, together with at least TWICE A WEEK strength, stretch (flexibility) and balance exercises. Combined on a regular basis these help you maintain a healthy body, reduce your risks of illness and infection, and significantly improve your overall health, wellbeing and quality of life, whatever your circumstances!
KEEP THIS MEDICINE WELL IN REACH AND ACCESSIBLE TO BOTH CHILDREN, ADULTS AND ESPECIALLY GRAN AND GRAMPS! KEEP IN SIGHT OF CHILDREN as this helps set a good example of a healthy lifestyle and improves their overall life chances.
ACTIVE INGREDIENTS: Some amazing natural hormones and chemicals that help the body stay healthy such as endorphins (the body’s natural feel good chemical) and naturally produced chemicals that reduce your cholesterol, blood pressure, and the inflammation that causes many diseases. It also significantly helps you maintain your bone, muscle, heart and brain health.
Also contains: An ability to significantly improve your self esteem, to feel more mobile, independent and enjoy daily life. Significant amounts of wanting to share the health benefits of exercise with your friends and family. So help get the message out that Exercise Works! for many long term health problems!
Manufacturer: You, your family and friends! Regular exercise advice and support only works if you are able to make it a daily and routine part of your life. Side effect profile:
35-40% reduction in risk of a heart related event such as a heart attack
50% reduction in breast cancer death
50% reduction in bowel cancer death
42% reduction in diabetes related death
42% reduction in risk of developing diabetes
A significant reduction in blood pressure: about 7mmHg systolic and nearly 6mmHg diastolic
Reduction in risk of falls and maintenance of bone health in men and post menopausal women
And generally happier, healthier patients!
Batch number: Delivered in homes, gyms, community centres, parks, outdoors, indoors, hospitals, health clinics, GP and MD surgeries… globally by passionate health and fitness professionals with the skills and motivation to help you achieve your health goals!
Expiry date: ‘From cradle to grave’: A lifelong commitment to helping you enjoy the best of health and abilities to access all life opportunities whatever your disease condition.
WOULDN’T YOU WANT TO TAKE THIS MEDICINE FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS?
WOULDN’T YOU WANT ALL OF YOUR PATIENTS TO TAKE SOME OF THIS MEDICINE REGULARLY, AS PART OF THEIR HEALTH CARE MANAGEMENT PLAN?
Ann Gates BPharm(Hons) MRPharmS Founder of Exercise Works!