Exercise is more powerful than any wonder drug at preventing disease and promoting optimum health. We all know we “should” exercise, but what can turn that abstract knowledge from a feeling of obligation to a feeling of “I can’t wait”?
We talk with a leading sports medicine physician about why you should write your own exercise prescription (instead of waiting for your doctor) and how you can prevent or overcome sports injuries. Find out when knee surgery is the right choice, and when it might be a really bad idea. Is RICE (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation) still the standard of care for a sprain? Or might you need to consider MICE? Why should we all be trying to maximize NEAT (Non-Exercise Activity Thermogenesis)?
Guest: Jordan Metzl, MD, is a nationally known sports medicine physician at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. He completed his fellowship in sports medicine and dance medicine at Harvard Medical School and Boston Children’s Hospital. He is the author of The Athlete’s Book of Home Remedies and The Exercise Cure. His website is: http://www.drjordanmetzl.com/
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