JORDAN METZL, MD, is the author of The Athlete’s Book of Home Remedies and a nationally known sports medicine physician at New York City’s Hospital for Special Surgery. He appears regularly on the esteemed New York Magazine’s Top Doctors list. Prior to joining NYC Hospital for Special Surgery, Dr. Metzl completed his fellowship in sports medicine and dance medicine at Harvard Medical School and Boston Children’s Hospital. He lives in New York City.
What if there were a drug to treat every illness, across all body systems, proven potent against heart disease, depression, arthritis, PMS and erectile dysfunction — even in chronic diseases such as asthma, dementia, and certain types of cancer? What if it had no side effects, was completely free, readily available, and worked for everyone? Every single person who took it decreased her risk of premature death and raised his quality of life. Would you want it?
In a healthcare system that spends 17% of GDP, roughly $2.7 trillion, mostly on disease treatment, how do we save money and prevent illness? By increasing the use of the world’s most effective preventive medicine: exercise
. Jordan D. Metzl, MD, explains how everyone can maximize their daily dose in his groundbreaking new book, THE EXERCISE CURE. In THE EXERCISE CURE, Dr. Metzl — nationally renowned sports medicine physician — offers malady-specific and well-researched exercise prescriptions to help readers stay healthy, heal disease, drop pounds, increase longevity, and transform their lives. Today’s medical system is largely focused on fixing rather than preventing problems, and many treatments carry significant side effects. Cholesterol-lowering drugs are linked to frequent muscle and joint problems, anti-hypertensive drugs like Beta-blockers cause headaches and diminished energy, and Prozac and other popular anti-depressant medications carry multiple consequences including sexual dysfunction. Dr. Metzl knows that exercise is inexpensive, powerful medicine that has benefits in prevention and treatment of disease without disturbing side effects. Even in older adults, daily exercise has been found to prevent dementia by generating neuron development in the hippocampus, the memory center of the brain. Combining the latest data and his proven motivational skills, Dr. Metzl addresses the common maladies troubling millions. He discusses our cardiovascular, pulmonary, metabolic, musculoskeletal, neurologic, reproductive, and endocrinologic body systems, with special sections on sleep problems and cancer prevention, presenting the science behind the role of exercise as medicine. Then, he details fun, fat-torching, life-prolonging workouts that can be tailored easily to any fitness level, beginner to advanced, and provides nutritional information, including meal plans for healthy eating and disease prevention, as well.
"Doctors have long focused on the treatment of disease. Now we have a manual that highlights a means of prevention. As Dr Metzl touts, EXERCISE is one of the world's most effective medicines."—Sanjay Gupta, MD, Chief Medical Correspondent, CNN
"It's that "magic pill" we've all been waiting for, the most basic key to health and longevity—EXERCISE! As Dr. Metzl explains, exercise is medicine that really works and will change your life."—Natalie Morales, NBC Today Show
"Finally a tell-all book about the most powerful drug known to mankind—Exercise! Dr Metzl expertly describes all you need to know about why and how you should exercise to improve your health. This is a must read for everyone who wants to live a long and active life."—Robert Sallis, MD, Past President; American College of Sports Medicine
"This book provides compelling evidence for the important role of exercise in preventing and
treating a number of medical conditions, including vascular disease, diabetes, psychiatric
diseases, and even cancer. Dr. Metzl shows the reader, without a doubt, that exercise IS medicine."—Scott Rodeo, MD, head team physician, US Olympic Team
"For years, physicians have been instructing patients on what NOT to do in order to stay healthy.
Dr. Metzl has a more compelling instruction: What TO do! His program for each of us,
no matter at what level we begin, will not only cure or make illness easier but surely offer further
options for disease prevention. "—Richard P. Cohen, MD, clinical professor of medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College