Exercise is Medicine Month
WHEREAS, citizens are encouraged to speak with their physicians about how physical activity and exercise may help treat or prevent numerous chronic conditions, such as hypertension, cardiac disease and diabetes; and
WHEREAS, physicians and other health care providers are encouraged to talk to their patients about the health benefits of exercise and to recommend that their patients engage in appropriate exercise; and
WHEREAS, regular, moderate-intensity exercise has curative and protective health benefits; and
WHEREAS, the health benefits of physical activity and exercise can do so much to improve the quality of life for everyone; and
WHEREAS, a healthier populace means cost savings, greater participation in the workforce and other benefits to society at large; and
WHEREAS, regular physical activity and exercise is a powerful prescription, with great potential to improve the health of our citizens.
NOW, THEREFORE, as Governor of the State of North Dakota, I do hereby proclaim May 2012, EXERCISE IS MEDICINE MONTH in the state of North Dakota.