a recent (2013) book using documented exercise programs for specific health conditions: The Exercise Cure: A Doctor’s All-Natural, No-Pill Prescription for Better Health and Longer Life by Jordan Metzl. . .
In a healthcare system that spends 17% of GDP, roughly $2.7 trillion, mostly on disease treatment, how do we save money and prevent illness? By increasing the use of the world’s most effective preventive medicine:exercise.
Jordan D. Metzl, MD, explains how everyone can maximize their daily dose in his groundbreaking new book, THE EXERCISE CURE. In THE EXERCISE CURE, Dr. Metzl — nationally renowned sports medicine physician — offers malady-specific and well-researched exercise prescriptions to help readers stay healthy, heal disease, drop pounds, increase longevity, and transform their lives.
Interview with Dr. Metzl: www.sciencefriday.com/blogs/12/12/2013/the-miracle-drug-you-need-to-take.html
Foam roller exercises he recommends to make other exercise safer and less liable to cause pain and injury: Video instructions at www.runnersworld.com/running-tips/roll?page=single Also: www.runnersworld.com/health/foam-rolling-runners
Using a foam roller can provide similar benefits as deep-tissue massage. By increasing flexibility and decreasing muscle tension, it can help prevent injury and improve performance.
Rolling improves circulation, which gets the body ready for a workout and helps it recover afterward. And because rolling breaks down knots that limit range of motion, it preps muscles for stretching. Try these routines, moving slowly and stopping and holding on tender spots.
Video of Dr. Metzl’s workout program: IronStrength workout: – www.runnersworld.com/workouts/ironstrength-workout If deconditioned, start MUCH more slowly than he advises.
Another safe, effective home/office exercise option, particularly well adapted to interval training — short frequent bursts of intense exercise done throughout the day: BodyBlade – as a workout tool: www.bodyblade.com/en/workout_routines
BodyBlade can be used by people in wheelchairs or who have other limitations that prevent one or more limbs from participating in exercise. BodyBlade for rehabilitation: www.bodyblade.com/en/rehab
As a rehabilitation professional, your goal is to provide a safe environment to improve the way your patients or athletes respond internally as well as to the gravitational forces we live with. The elements contributing to this process: Stabilization, Strength,Endurance, Power, Balance/Coordination.
The compilation of these elements brings us to our ultimate result—function. Rehabilitation is the process we perform that brings about function without causing harm in the process. Bodyblade®, in it’s unique application, contributes to all the elements necessary in rehabilitation. www.bodyblade.com/en/rehabilitation_exercises
How BodyBlade works using biomechanically safe joint postures and congruent exercise: www.youtube.com/watch?v=UFIF8sI4JEs