12/13/2013

This Doc’s Miracle Drug? Exercise

22:40 minutes

Sports medicine doctor Jordan Metzl says he’s found a miracle drug that prevents almost every illness, is 100 percent effective, and has very few side effects: exercise. In his new book The Exercise Cure, he prescribes specific cardio and strength training regimens to treat everything from depression and stress to heart disease and diabetes.

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Jordan Metzl

Jordan Metzl is author of The Exercise Cure: A Doctor’s All-Natural, No-Pill Prescription for Better Health & Longer Life (Rodale, 2013) and a sports medicine doctor at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, New York.

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Read an excerpt from The Exercise Cure.

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About Christopher Intagliata

Christopher Intagliata is Science Friday’s senior producer. He once served as a prop in an optical illusion and speaks passable Ira Flatowese.

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An excerpt from "The Exercise Cure."

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