With medicine's increased demands and time constraints, doctors are less likely to practice the healthy lifestyle they preach to patients.
Counseling patients on exercise, clean eating, and other healthy lifestyle choices plays a significant role in disease prevention and chronic illness management. But, the modern practice of medicine, with its increased demands and time constraints, has made doctors less likely to practice what they preach. By finding ways to stay physically active throughout the day, physicians can improve their own health and productivity, as well as influence patients to adopt and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Â In honor of May being National Physician Fitness and Sports month, here are some steps clinicians can take toward a more active lifestyle. Â (What's your favorite healthy hobby? Share your thoughts below in the comments section or by tweeting usÂ @PhysiciansPract.)Â Click here to download a PDF of this slideshow.Â