The Skinny on Medical Conditions and Exercise

The Skinny on Medical Conditions and Exercise

When it comes to exercise, Dr. Jonathan Phillips often hears excuses from patients with medical conditions.

“They say, ‘I can’t’ or ‘I don’t think it’s a good idea,’” said Phillips, a family medical physician at Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel’s Health & Wellness Center. But “there is a light at the end of the tunnel if they keep going. Keeping going is the key to longevity.”

Phillips, who also holds a certificate of added qualification in sports medicine, gave a talk not too long ago at Florida Hospital about medical conditions and exercise, focusing on concerns such as asthma, hypertension, arthritis and diabetes. He recently shared some tips with Patch.

“First and foremost is to get informed,” he said. “Have as much information up front as possible.”

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