36: Exercise is Medicine, Part 1 | Edward Phillips, MD and Michael Mantell, PhD | ACE Fit - 15 Minutes to Wellness

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Episode 36: Exercise is Medicine, Part 1

Edward Phillips, MD and Michael Mantell, PhD

7/2/2014

In the first session of a two-part podcast, Dr. Michael Mantell, Ph.D., interviews Edward Phillips, M.D., the Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Harvard Medical School and Director of The Institute of Lifestyle Medicine at the Joselin Diabetes Center. Listen to the two experts discuss how physicians should be prescribing exercise to their patients rather than medication, the partnership between medical professionals and fitness professionals, and ways to encourage positive lifestyle change.


About Edward M. Phillips

Edward M. Phillips, M.D., is an active clinician and researcher who speaks and consults nationally, guiding a broad based effort to reduce lifestyle-related death, disease and costs through clinician-directed interventions with patients. As Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Harvard Medical School and Director of The Institute of Lifestyle Medicine (ILM) at the Joslin Diabetes Center, he has directed 12 live Continuing Medical Education (CME) programs and is course director of a suite of 7 online CME modules. Dr. Phillips is a Fellow of American College of Sports Medicine and serves on the executive council that developed and leads the Exercise is Medicine™ global initiative. He is co-author of ACSM’s Exercise is Medicine™, The Clinician's Guide to the Exercise Prescription and is chair of the Exercise is Medicine Education Committee. He is Adjunct Scientist at the USDA Jean Mayer Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University, where he works as study physician and investigator on several studies that address the areas of exercise physiology, resistance training in the elderly, body composition and nutrition.


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