Jordan Metzl: Well, that’s why it’s important to get the word out. Look, we spend upwards of $2.7 trillion annually treating our diseases. And the U.S. is 28th in life expectancy. So throwing money at the problem isn’t working. We need to get serious about incentivizing people to live healthier lives so they don’t get sick in the first place. Exercise is the fastest, cheapest, and most effective way to do that.
Dr. Jordan Metzl is a nationally known sports medicine doctor at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. He’s the medical columnist for Triathlete Magazine and is the author of two previous books about sports medicine.
As Dr. Jordan Metzl says, “Exercise is medicine.” Now he puts that philosophy–along with cutting-edge research and a motivational bedside manner–into a groundbreaking book delivering a head-to-toe list of maladies that affect quality of life for millions. He then offers the specific exercise prescriptions that will help fix them–from type 2 diabetes to depression, from arthritic joints to PMS, from addiction to sleep apnea.