In the time it takes Usain Bolt to run the 100 metres, the National Health Service (NHS) in England has spent £10,000 on the care of patients with preventable ill health from non communicable diseases (NCDs).
Is it not time to train every health professional to provide safe and effective exercise advice and support to every patient it sees?
Then the "health of the nation" can proudly present to the world, a world class service that prevents disease as much as it treats disease!
Inactivity and sitting is a killer. You don't have to support your patients to sprint.
Just walking, swimming, dancing, jogging, sports and any leisure physical activities work just as well in preventing and treating disease. Prescribe, support, and signpost exercise as a medicine to each and everyone of your patients. You may just save their life.
Ann Gates, Founder of Exercise Works!