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Exercise Is Medicine

From the Show: Naturally Savvy
Summary: Investigative health journalist Judy Foreman suggests that the key element to extending a healthy lifespan is exercise.
Air Date: 2/4/20
Duration: 23:25
Host: Andrea Donsky, RHN & Lisa Davis, MPH
Guest Bio: Judy Foreman, Author & Journalist
Judy Foreman, the author of A Nation in Pain (2014), The Global Pain Crisis (2017), and Exercise is Medicine (2019), all published by Oxford University Press, was a staff writer at the Boston Globe for 23 years and a health columnist for many of those years. Her column was syndicated in national and international outlets including the Los Angeles Times, Dallas Morning News, Baltimore Sun and others.

She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Wellesley College in 1966, spent three years in the Peace Corps in Brazil, then got a Master’s from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
She has been a Lecturer on Medicine at Harvard Medical School, a Fellow in Medical Ethics at Harvard Medical School and a Knight Science Journalism Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She was also a Senior Fellow at the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism at Brandeis. She also hosted a weekly, call-in radio show on Healthtalk.com.

She has won more than 50 journalism awards, including a 1998 George Foster Peabody award for co-writing a video documentary about a young woman dying of breast cancer and the 2015 Science in Society Award from the National Association of Science Writers for her book, A Nation in Pain.
  • Book Title: Exercise Is Medicine: How Physical Activity Boosts Health and Slows Aging
  • Guest Twitter Account: @judy_foreman
Exercise Is Medicine
The first thought many people have in regards to exercise is that it's a means to an end in terms of weight loss. 

But, moving your body has a much greater impact on your health as a whole. In fact, it may be the key to slowing the aging process. 

Investigative health journalist Judy Foreman suggests that the key element to extending a healthy lifespan is exercise, through its myriad effects on dozens of molecules in the brain, the muscles, and other organs.

She explains all of this in her book, Exercise Is Medicine: How Physical Activity Boosts Health and Slows Aging. After all her research, Foreman's resounding conclusion is that exercise itself is by far the most effective, and safest, strategy for promoting a long, healthy life.

Listen as Foreman joins host Lisa Davis to share insights from the book and how you can actively contribute to your own longevity.
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