Exercise: The Last Big Medical Revelation

It’s difficult to imagine today, but there was a time when the connection between exercise and cognitive and brain health was not broadly understood. Professor Arthur Kramer’s work in the 1990s helped bring that connection to the public’s attention; as a result, exercise today is part of the medical community’s basic recommendations for health. Together with the University of Utah’s Professor David Strayer, Professor Kramer is now exploring how physical activity in nature helps address chronic health care conditions such as obesity, diabetes, mental anxiety, social isolation and cognitive decline. With Nature Rx poised to become the next big medical revelation, what lessons can we learn from the exercise revolution to make physical activity in nature a basic part of medical recommendations?

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