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Exercise medicine fast gaining traction


  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 12 Sep 2018

Healthy pursuit: Participants enjoying themselves during a mass aerobic exercise.

Healthy pursuit: Participants enjoying themselves during a mass aerobic exercise.

KUALA LUMPUR: Exercise medicine, which is increasingly gaining acceptance in Malaysia, has the potential to reduce the risk of contracting non-communicable diseases (NCDs), according to medical specialists.

Though the government has yet to legislate exercise as a form of treatment for chronic diseases, doctors feel that prescribing the right dosage of exercise to patients suffering from early NCDs, such as hypertension, diabetes, obesity and dyslipidemia (having unhealthy levels of one or more kinds of lipid [fat] in the blood), can be a first course of treatment.

exercise , hashbullah ismail

   

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