A Prescription for Activity

This week, the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) convened a meeting to address key issues related to establishing a physical activity prescription at every visit as a medical standard of care. Kaiser Permanante's own Robert Sallis, MD, was in attendance and helped…

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Initiative Promotes Tracking Exercise as a Vital Sign

A couple years back, Kaiser Permanente began tracking its members exercise habits—Exercise Vital Sign—as a regular part of checking temperature, blood pressure and pulse during routine office visits.  With an electronic health record that tracks that information, they now have…

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To a Healthy New Year

As so many of us begin 2012 with resolutions for improving our health, let’s not overlook the power of walking. Walking just 30 minutes a day, five days a week, can have a multitude of positive effects on the body…

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Mall Walking: Healthy, Social and Safe

This week, the Every Body Walk! campaign spent time with folks who have found their own way to include walking in their day-to-day lives.  For more than 20 years, hundreds of seniors have been gathering at Iverson Mall in Hillcrest…

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Walking, Health and “Smokadiabesity”

We have more highlights from the September 20 Walking Summit held at the Center for Total Health.  This video includes key excerpts from the event’s first panel on Walking and Health, moderated by Robert Sallis, MD – the physician spokesperson…

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