Should Doctors Write Exercise Prescriptions?

April 23, 2015 2:43 PM

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Should Doctors Write Exercise Prescriptions?

Let's be honest. When we go to the doctor, most of us want to leave with a prescription. Not all the time, but certainly when we have a cough or worsening allergies. If we don't get one, we sometimes feel disappointed.

In many ways, we feel the prescription validates the concerns we had about our symptoms, and it also underscores the importance of treatment. Although I know patients sometimes don't fill prescriptions, and may not even always take the medicine, writing a prescription sends an important message -- "...

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