Stressing the Importance of Physical Activity to Patients of All Ages

The days of children playing outside from sunrise to sunset are long gone, and many children also do not get enough exercise at school during gym or recess. Knowing this, it is important for physicians to educated parents and children on the beneficial effect physical exercise can have on children's health now and later in life.

The days of children playing outside from sunrise to sunset are long gone, and many children also do not get enough exercise at school during gym or recess. Knowing this, it is important for physicians to educated parents and children on the beneficial effect physical exercise can have on children's health now and later in life.

From the youngest patients to the oldest, research has shown that even a little physical activity is better than none. At the 2014 American Heart Association Scientific Sessions in Chicago, Carl Chip Lavie, MD, FACC, FACP, FCCP, explained what the benefits can be in an era when many people would prefer to stay inside and relax rather than exercise.