Thursday, April 4, 2013

Exercise Breaks Prove Valuable

According to an article in the AMA journal, moderate to vigorous exercise at regularly scheduled times for 5-10 minutes can improve health outcomes. If such breaks can be worked into the daily work schedule, it would help reduce obesity, decrease ischemic heart disease, improve mental alertness, and probably improve productivity. The article suggested that physicians lead the way to work exercise breaks into their daily schedules. See JAMA, January 9, 2013, p. 141-2.

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