Exercise and realism.
Evidence is an interpretation of data, and interpretations are often idiosyncratic. Still, the available "evidence" suggests to me that therapeutic exercise on a daily basis is a necessary adaptation to modern life.
Resistance training (weights, machines, etc.), aerobic exercise, balance, and flexibility are likely components of therapeutic exercise, and an hour a day seems about right.
Play and work aren't therapeutic exercise, necessarily. They are more likely the activities of life that therapeutic exercise facilitates.
I would rather see physicians set examples that are realistic, evidence based, and not so discouraging to the average person.
Steven L. Mahorney, M.D.
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