New Rx: Walk Two Miles & Call Me in the Morning

by Nursetopia on April 10, 2011

Looking for a new ‘scrip’ for a pill, as is our culture in the US? You may be surprised the next time you see your healthcare provider. That’s because providers everywhere are being encouraged to utilize exercise prescriptions – an actual prescription indicating what kind, how much, and how often you should exercise. First featured at the Preventive Cardiovascular Nurse Association‘s Annual Symposium in March 2011, an exercise prescription/plan should be an individualized plan and emphasize long-term activity.

We know people are more likely to follow through with their routine cancer screenings if recommended by a nurse or physician. Will it be the same for cardiovascular activity?