Navigation Links
Physically Fit Docs More Likely to Prescribe Exercise, Study Finds
Date:3/22/2013

FRIDAY, March 22 (HealthDay News) -- If physicians think their own fitness is important, chances are they'll advise exercise for their patients too, a new study finds.

The research found that physically fit doctors were more likely to push for physical activity in patients than inactive doctors.

Because people often take their doctor's advice seriously, "these findings suggest that improving health care providers' physical activity levels may be an easy way to help reduce physical inactivity among the general population," Isabel Garcia de Quevedo, of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said in an American Heart Association news release.

The study was to be presented Friday at a meeting of the American Heart Association in New Orleans. Findings presented at medical meetings are typically considered preliminary until published in a peer-reviewed journal.

The research team analyzed the findings of 28 previous studies on health care providers' physical activity and the exercise counseling they gave to patients. The review revealed that physically active health care providers were much more likely to advise their patients to get daily exercise.

Some of the studies found that fit, active doctors were two to five times more likely than inactive doctors to recommend exercise to their patients. Other studies found that programs to improve doctors' physical activity levels improved the doctor's confidence and ability to provide exercise advice to patients.

The researchers also discovered that medical school students who took part in a program to improve their lifestyle habits were 56 percent more likely than other medical students to provide patients with regular physical activity counseling.

"When [exercise] advice is coupled with a referral to community resources, it can be quite effective and this approach should be part of the public health solution to America's inactivity problem," study leader and co-author Dr. Felipe Lobelo, an epidemiologist with CDC's National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, said in the news release.

The American Heart Association and the CDC recommend at least 150 minutes of moderate exercise or 75 minutes of vigorous exercise per week.

More information

The U.S. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute offers a guide to physical activity.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: American Heart Association, news release, March 22, 2013


'/>"/>
Copyright©2012 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Bible App Enchances Lives of Physically Impaired
2. More Danish women are physically active than their European neighbors, but remain indifferent to sport
3. German women are more physically active than their European counterparts yet remain indifferent to sport
4. Even physically active women sit too much
5. Blacks More Likely to Get Amputations Due to Blocked Blood Flow: Study
6. Hip implant patients with unexplained pain likely to have tissue damage
7. Black Children Less Likely to Get Antibiotics: Study
8. Pneumonia patients nearly twice as likely to suffer from depression, impairments
9. Children of divorced parents more likely to start smoking
10. Younger doctors more likely to train and work closer to home
11. Bel Marra Health Reports on a New Study: Parents are Much More Likely to Experience Symptoms of Depression and Anxiety
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Physically Fit Docs More Likely to Prescribe Exercise, Study Finds
(Date:7/22/2017)... ... July 21, 2017 , ... Reassured For Life ( http://www.reassured.ca ), is now ... owner and licensed broker Nerissa McNaughton. “I launched this firm because I know talking ... a very necessary conversation. I make it easy. As a broker I have access ...
(Date:7/21/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... July 21, 2017 , ... "As a ... a lot of pleural catheters available on the market," said an inventor from Center ... comfort and safety for the patient." , He developed the patent-pending PLEURAL SAFE-t-STAT CATHETER ...
(Date:7/21/2017)... ... 2017 , ... The Ellis Agency, an eastern Georgie provider of insurance management ... wide charity event with the goal of bringing in support for epilepsy patients in ... with epilepsy, recently launched a charity campaign of her own by donating her birthday ...
(Date:7/21/2017)... ... July 21, 2017 , ... ... selected to renovate and improve the Ramsey County Medical Examiners Facility located in ... Hospital, the $2.5 million project is scheduled to start in late 2017/early 2018. ...
(Date:7/21/2017)... ... July 21, 2017 , ... Hospital M&A activity slowed ... . The number of hospital acquisitions rose to 23 in the second quarter, up ... up 15% from the 20 announced deals in the year-ago second quarter. Only four ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:7/17/2017)... July 17, 2017  MedX Holdings, Inc., the manufacturer ... strengthening and rehabilitation equipment, today announced the national roll ... is considered the gold standard for the treatment of ... medical strengthening equipment. ... the physician or practice who prescribe the MedX Home ...
(Date:7/13/2017)... , July 13, 2017 RK Logistics Group, ... of Pharmacy certification for its Fremont, CA ... solutions in the Tri-Valley and San Jose ... City of Fremont , with its Fremont Innovation ... to provide such a powerful resource to the hundreds of ...
(Date:7/11/2017)... 2017  Bayer has awarded grants totaling more than $2 ... its prestigious Bayer Hemophilia Awards Program (BHAP). Four U.S. clinicians ... and Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences ... Grant recipients were announced last night during a reception at ... Berlin, Germany . ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: