The Healing Power of Exercise
A Healthy Chat from OHSU
"If you were told you could have more energy, be healthier, and live longer by doing something that takes a little more than one minute out of evey two hours, 
would you do it?"
p. 3, The Healing Power of Exercise
Linn Goldberg, MD
October 9, 2002
and a book by 
Linn Goldberg, M.D.
Diane L. Elliot, M.D.

Your Guide to Preventing and Treating Diabetes, Depression, Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure, Arthritis, and More
John Wiley & Sons, N.Y., 2000

How would you answer...
Are you going be an active person?
   "Fat chance!!" 
"Chances are about
"Sure thing!"
"Can't miss!"
1         2        3 . . 
4        5       6       7
 8        9       10 . . . 
Motivation makes a difference.
adapted from Ch. 2, The Healing Power of Exercise

Medical research tells you that your prognosis improves as you move your motivation to the right....UP SCALE.

These activities:
jumping, leaping, surfing

Jumping to conclusions
Leaps of faith
Channel surfing



Don't just think about it.

Finding your Way to Regular Exercise
is Ch. 2 of The Healing Power of Exercise
"Only one in five adults gets the necessary amount of regular physical activity."
Preparation and Action
ooooofff!   HARD WORK!!
Do it!
"I've been exercising for more than six months and it's becoming a habit.
I miss it when I don't exercise."

avoid injury


Just do it...avoid Relapse
Watch the others...think again, later? Click on the pictures
This one takes you to volunteering on trails "Steps finished" click on the ivy
Click on the pictures
This one takes you to the new Walk Map

Click on the picture below to take you for a walk or two
GO! . . . 
Walk the walk...
Run the run...
See the sights...
Have some fun!
Up, up...and away!
(Your friendly Webmaster says, "Go, buy the book!")

Then go by the book.
The Healing Power of Exercise
John Wiley & Sons, N.Y., 2000
some highlights, consequences, and comments

"Today, our organs, basic physiology, and biological systems are identical to those of our ancestors who lived 40,000 years ago."
Page 4
'What is energy?'  How does he know?Click on the ancestor and watch him grow.
Our ancestors from 40,000 years ago did not have computers, television, telephones, high-tech autos, electrical power grids, sophisticated pharmaceuticals, medical imaging wonders, digital cameras, space exploration, weapons of mass destruction, massively proliferated information networks...

Otherwise, they had just what we have (our body and brain).  They worked to eat and ate that they could work.  They perceived.  They imagined.  They chatted.  They learned.  And eventually they began to understand a little of what they learned.  Today we understand work and energy.

(Some understand.)

Ch 1:
  Exercise: The Best Medicine
Ch 2:
  Finding Your Way to Regular Excercise
Ch 3:
  Exercise for Bone Health
Ch 4:
  Exercise for Arthritis and Back Pain Relief
Ch 5:
  Exercise to Prevent and Treat Diabetes
Ch 6:
  Exercise to Treat Abnormal Cholesterol Levels
Ch 7:
  Exercise to Lose Weight
Ch 8:
  Exercise to Lower Blood Pressure
Ch 9:
  Exercise to Prevent and Treat Heart Disease
Ch 10:
  Exercise to Slow (and Reverse) Aging
Ch 11:
  Exercise to Elevate Mood and Treat Anxiety and Depression
Ch 12:
  Your Personal Exercise Prescription

Did you choose to join in the epidemic?

Look again!

...then give it a little more thought.

Obesity is a growing problem in America.



More is coming -- when I get up, up, and away.

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