Exercise Is Medicine: How Physical Activity Boosts Health and Slows Aging

Exercise has been shown to help people lose weight, as well as lower the risk of many diseases, including obesity, type-2 diabetes, heart disease, and high blood pressure.

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Exercise can also fight depression and even extend your life.

Author and journalist Judy Foreman has done extensive research on exactly why exercise is so powerful for whole-body health and longevity.

Judy joins Dr. Friedman to share insights from her new book, Exercise Is Medicine, including a fascinating look at the science of exercise’s effects on the body.
Exercise Is Medicine: How Physical Activity Boosts Health and Slows Aging
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.