• By Vivien Williams

Mayo Clinic Minute: Prescription Exercise

June 2, 2016

runners tying laces on running shoesFor years, doctors have been telling their patients to exercise, because it decreases the risk of many diseases, including heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, and high blood pressure. And, the evidence about the benefits of exercise is inspiring some doctors to take out their prescription pads and prescribe it. Mayo Clinic nutrition expert Dr. Donald Hensrud says this is a good idea.

In this Mayo Clinic Minute, reporter Vivien Williams talks to Dr. Hensrud about prescribing exercise to patients.

Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute

Journalists: Broadcast-quality video pkg (1:04) is in the downloads. Read the script.