Exercise isn’t always good

Original article by Jill Margo
The Australian Financial Review – Page: Online : 4-May-19

Robert Newton says that exercise should not be viewed as a ‘single medicine’ and should be tailored to an individual’s needs. Newton, who is professor of exercise medicine at Edith Cowan University, contends poor prescribing of exercise for those with chronic disease can compromise patient health and possibly their survival. He said he was amazed when the Oncology Society of Australia announced in May 2018 that exercise should become part of standard practice in cancer treatment.


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