Presently, Canadians have one of the highest life expectancies in the world. On average, a 65 year old man can expect to live another 17 years and a 65 year old woman can expect to live an additional 21 years. 13 of those years will be in good health but 4-8 will be in poor health. These videos make the case for the importance of physical activity in minimizing chronic disease and maximizing quality of life as we age.
A London area doctor has designed a unique prescription form to make it easy for his colleagues to prescribe not medication, but exercise and nutrition. And he has support from the region’s medical officer of health.
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