If you need some motivation to get up from your chair, couch, or bed, and keep moving, the book Exercise Is Medicine will do that. Judy Foreman explores the science of how physical activity can counter the effects of aging, and has a significant effect on our health and well being. She helps us understand how exercise impacts our brain, heart, and most organs of our body. You probably know how important exercise is, but may not understand why exercise is such powerful medicine. (1/6/20, on KPFA.org—94.1FM, 2-3PM)

Listen now: https://kpfa.org/player/?audio=325256

Call in with your questions and your experience with exercise for better health.


Guest: Judy Foreman is the author of “A Nation in Pain”(2014), “The Global Pain Crisis” (2017), and “Exercise is Medicine” (2019), all published by Oxford University Press. She was a staff writer at the Boston Globe for 23 years and a health columnist for many of those years. Her column was syndicated in national and international outlets including the Los Angeles Times, Dallas Morning News, and the Baltimore Sun. Judy graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Wellesley College in 1966, spent three years in the Peace Corps in Brazil, then got a Master’s from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She has been a Lecturer on Medicine at Harvard Medical School, a Fellow in Medical Ethics at Harvard Medical School, and a Knight Science Journalism Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She was also a Senior Fellow at the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism at Brandeis. She also hosted a weekly, call-in radio show on Healthtalk.com. Judy has won more than 50 journalism awards, including a 1998 George Foster Peabody award for co-writing a video documentary about a young woman dying of breast cancer and the 2015 Science in Society Award from the National Association of Science Writers for her book, “A Nation in Pain.”

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