'Exercise Is Medicine': curbing the burden of chronic disease and physical inactivity

Coombes, Jeff S,, Law, Jen, Lancashire, Bill and Fassett, Robert G. (2015) 'Exercise Is Medicine': curbing the burden of chronic disease and physical inactivity. Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health, 27 2: NP600-NP605. doi:10.1177/1010539513481492

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Author Coombes, Jeff S,
Law, Jen
Lancashire, Bill
Fassett, Robert G.
Title 'Exercise Is Medicine': curbing the burden of chronic disease and physical inactivity
Journal name Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1010-5395
1941-2479
Publication date 2015-03
Year available 2013
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1177/1010539513481492
Volume 27
Issue 2
Start page NP600
End page NP605
Total pages 6
Place of publication Thousand Oaks, CA, United States
Publisher Sage Publications
Collection year 2016
Language eng
Abstract An exercise program designed to improve fitness is essential for most adults. Exercise decreases the risk of cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, some cancers, depression, and anxiety. Most fail to achieve recommended exercise levels. Only 1.3% of Australian general practice (GP) consultations provide exercise counseling and advice. Australia provides Medicare reimbursement for consultations with Accredited Exercise Physiologists through allied health care plans initiated through primary care. Exercise Is Medicine is an initiative to equip primary care providers with resources, education, and strategies to increase physical activity and reduce sedentary behavior. The objective of Exercise Is Medicine is to improve the health and well-being of our nation. We describe Exercise Is Medicine and encourage primary care providers to discuss physical activity and exercise with their patients and provide them with resources to encourage this activity and referral pathways to train exercise professionals. This will assist primary care providers in treating their patients.
Keyword Health care services
Health management
Primary health care
Health care reform
Health policy
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Collections: Official 2016 Collection
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