Memorial Hermann is committed to improving the health of our city through the implementation of the evidenced-based Exercise is Medicine program, incorporating exercise as a vital sign into physician offices, exercise prescriptions, and activation of parks. Along with our other programs, Exercise is Medicine offers the tools to improve the health and well-being of our community through combating behaviors leading to chronic disease.
Exercise will improve your health and prevent chronic diseases and you will live an active quality of life that is full of fun and excitement. Exercise is not an option; it is a quality of life. Imagine the impact on your life if you were to lose your ability to function on a daily basis, like doing things that we take for granted such as walking the dog, getting from one location to the next and having mental and physical health to interact with our family and friends and to socialize in your community. The benefits of exercise are priceless rewards for the best health and wellness.
Exercising with a passion to be healthier and a commitment to maintain or reach that healthy goal of only 2.5 hours or 150 minutes per week, will prevent and lower the risk of developing heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, stroke, and Alzheimer’s disease. One daily dose of exercise can help prevent, treat and stop the progression of all of these chronic illnesses and diseases. What one prescription pill a day can do all that? For exercise videos and resources, click here.
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