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Exercise Is Medicine: Why Physical Activity Should Be Prescribed [SlideShare]

Feb 28, 2014

Exercise Is Medicine: Why Physical Activity Should Be Prescribed [SlideShare]

Posted by Eldon Jones on Fri, Feb 28, 2014 - 2:04 PM in Fitness & Exercise


I recently presented a free community talk on why exercise IS medicine, meaning it can be as effective as a prescribed medication for certain health conditions, such as heart disease, diabetes and others. This goes along with the blog post I wrote last week on the ways you may be able to benefit from a medical fitness center, which differs in several significant ways from a traditional gym or health club. Some of the topics I covered in this presentation include:

  • The importance of prescribing exercise
  • US Physical Activity Guidelines
  • Cardiac rehabilitation and how it works
  • Components of ExRx for risk factor reduction
  • FITT principle
  • Stages of conditioning
  • Strength training

If you have any questions, feel free to post them in the comment section below, and I'll respond. Or call the Mercy Health & Fitness Center at 330-966-8997.

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About Eldon Jones

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Eldon Jones, Director of Mercy Sports Medicine and Health & Fitness, received his B.A. from Walsh University, M.A. in Exercise Physiology from Kent State University, and MBA in Business Administration from Kent State University. Jones has worked at Mercy Medical Center since 1978. He currently serves as the volunteer advisor for the Canton Marathon Running Club Training Program. He also coaches the St. Thomas Aquinas High School girls cross country team.


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