I just watched the second episode of the above named program.
Quite interesting on several fronts.
Firstly he prescribed some patients to do exercise. When they didnt do the exercise he gave them quite the pep talk. Basically saying would you miss an x-ray appointment? No. Would you miss an MRI scan? No. Would you miss chemotherapy? No.
So why miss an exercise session that you can arrange in your own time...
An intersting thought!
Also a group of patients were 'prescribed' 5 30 minute walks every week for eight weeks. All lost weight and demonstrated reduced high risk factors for diabetes and stroke etc.
So What I will try and do from now on, even on my rest days is to go for a 25-30 minute power walk minimum. Though some rest days I have gone for a swim. But basically we should all go for 30 minutes of exercise daily, even just a powerwalk.
One thing one of them was keen to point out was that the walk has to be a brisk pace, ie if you can talk easily, then you are not walking fast enough (unless you have another condition)
Quite an interesting program.