The brief intervention by a doctor in a 'direction to exercise' (as part of the management of the overall management of a chronic disease condition) is now considered 'best practice medical care'. Last week's review by the Royal College of Physicians has shown that 'exercise as a medicine' is becoming an essential part of every patient consultation. If we look at exercise as a valuable therapeutic intervention, then what would the label say?
A regular exercise prescription label: As advised by your doctor, physician, surgeon or allied health care profesional or provider:
Brand name: @ExerciseWorks
Generic name: Regular 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 a 100 different disease that commonly present to both family and hospital doctors and health professionals.
Precautions: Check with your doctor or health care provider if you have a long term health condition and have been inactive for a long while. 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 body such as The Register of Exercise Professionals or member of the American College of Sports and Exercise Medicine. Start off slow, with 10 minutes of exercise and 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 and relax after exercise! Check out our great 'How to get started booklet':
If you feel at all unwell when exercising, then stop the activity and contact your doctor according to your exercise treatment plan.
Directions for use: Aim for AT LEAST 30 minutes, 5 days a week, or 150mins of exercise a week. You should aim to get slightly breathless (this is good for both your heart,lungs and brain). Take with plenty of water, friends and family, and especially in environments that you enjoy! Plan to enjoy regular exercise as part of your daily routine. Plan to ensure that your family and friends also enjoy regular exercise.
Some important information about the ingredients: This product consists of 4 main ingredients: cardiovascular, strength, 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 reduce 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 more. 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
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?
Always read and follow a label: it could help you improve your health!
Ann Gates BPharm(Hons) MRPharmS
Personal Trainer, Non Communicable Diseases Exercise Specialist and BACPR Exercise Instructor..... and on a mission to help patients, globally, access quality exercise advice and support...