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Studies support Prescriptive Exercise

Exercise and weight loss: the importance of resting energy expenditure (2015)
Harvard Health


Regular exercise increases the amount of energy you burn while you are exercising. But it also boosts your resting energy expenditure — the rate at which you burn calories when the workout is over and you are resting. Resting energy expenditure remains elevated as long as you exercise at least three days a week on a regular basis. This will counteract the metabolic slowdown caused by reducing calories.

Physical activity, exercise coping, and depression in a 10-year cohort study of depressed patients (2006)
Alex H.S. Harris, Ruth Cronkite, Rudolf Moos


Main findings showed that in depressed patients higher physical activity was associated with less concurrent depression at 4 assessments spanning 10 years. Higher physical activity also counteracted the effects of medical conditions and negative life events on depression. This study highlights the long term effects of exercise on depression.

Physical exercise: does it help in relieving pain and increasing mobility among older adults with chronic pain? (2011)
Mimi MY Tse, Vanessa TC Wan and Suki SK Ho


The present study demonstrated the effectiveness of a physical exercise program in relieving pain, improving range of motion and enhancing functional mobility and activities of daily living for older persons living in nursing homes. It was found that pain was significantly reduced for the older persons that reported having pain in the previous three months. The study shows that physical exercise can be a good non-pharmacological intervention for pain management among older people with chronic pain.

Exercise shown to be a non-pharmacological tool to treat ADHD.
Matthew Pontifex, Michigan State University http://msutoday.msu.edu/news/2012/exercise-may-lead-to-better-school-performance-for-kids-with-adhd-1/


Exercise shown to be a non-pharmacological tool to treat ADHD. The study had children simply going for a walk. Children who exercised performed better at a mundane task then those who did not.

Effects of exercise on breast cancer patients and survivors: a systematic review and meta-analysis (2006)
Margaret L. McNeely, Kristin L. Campbell, Brian H. Rowe, Terry P. Klassen, John R. Mackey, Kerry S. Courneya


The article reviewed 14 relevant studies that summarize the best available evidence regarding the effects of exercise on quality of life and physical outcomes for breast cancer patients and survivors. The evidence suggests that exercise is an effective intervention to improve quality of life, cardiorespiratory fitness, physical functioning and symptoms of fatigue in breast cancer patients and survivors.

Exercise training increases size of hippocampus and improves memory
Kirk I. Erickson,a Michelle W. Voss, Ruchika Shaurya Prakash, Chandramallika Basak, Amanda Szabo, Laura Chaddock, Jennifer S. Kim, Susie Heo, Heloisa Alves, Siobhan M. White, Thomas R. Wojcicki, Emily Mailey,f Victoria J. Vieira, Stephen A. Martin, Brandt D. Pence, Jeffrey A. Woods, Edward McAuley and Arthur F. Kramerb


A number of studies have found that continued exercise of an aerobic nature (getting you heart rate up to higher levels) improves blood flow to the brain which results in improved functioning and even biological changes. Unfortunately when you stop exercising-within 3 weeks this change is reversed back to where you were before you started. You will need to continue an exercise program throughout your life span to notice these changes.

Aerobic Exercise for Alcohol Recovery
Richard A. Brown, Alpert Medical School of Brown University/Butler Hospital


Alcohol use disorders are a major public health concern. Despite the demonstrated efficacy of a number of different treatments for alcohol dependence, relapse remains a major problem. Healthy lifestyle changes may contribute to long-term maintenance of recovery, and interventions targeting physical activity, in particular, may be especially valuable as an adjunct to alcohol treatment. In this article, the authors discuss the rationale and review potential mechanisms of action whereby exercise might benefit alcohol dependent patients in recovery.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2014 APA, all rights reserved


This preliminary study assessed the impact of a 12-session aerobic exercise program on symptoms of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), anxiety, and depression. Overall results show no symptom reduction during baseline phases but significant reductions in PTSD, anxiety, and depression following the exercise intervention. Reductions were maintained during a 1 month follow-up. Results suggest that exercise programs may be valuable resources for managing treatment-resistant participants with PTSD and may also have a beneficial effect on anxiety and depression.

Exercise MD is a Personalized Fitness Program and Health Club Membership

  • An exercise program tailored specifically for you.
  • Adapted to your current physical condition, and
  • Adjusted based on how your body reacts to physical activity.
  • Work with a real person-linked to you with our unique software.
  • A revolutionary new program - a new way to exercise to help you lose weight and get healthy.
  • Using skype you’ll always be in touch with your personal coach - with daily reminders and regular feedback.
  • A way to join your friends to share workout experiences.
  • No membership contract. You can cancel at any time.

Exercise Helps fight Cancer

Ann explains how ExerciseMD helped her get through her cancer treatments.

Exercise, like most things in life, isn’t a one-size-fits-all activity: what works for your son or daughter may not work for you. Exercise MD is a prescriptive exercise program, meaning we’ll tailor a program specifically to you, adapted to your current physical condition, and how your body reacts to physical activity.

Our Programs

Every member of Exercise MD will receive a program designed to specifically address his or her needs. We know, however, that some people prefer more active assistance in the pursuit of their health and fitness goals.

Basic Membership

From the Comfort and Privacy of Your Living Room

Using the exercise equipment you already own, walking the dog, or using the stairs in your home, you’ll follow your prescriptive exercise program from the place you feel most comfortable. Your personal coach will monitor your progress based on the information you provide via the online program. They’ll then call, text or email every two weeks with tips, information and – the most valuable tool of all – encouragement!

  • A personal assessment by a qualified coach to ensure that you're getting active comfortably and safely.
  • Regular communications and reminders to help you stay motivated.
  • An exercise routine that's custom tailored for you.
  • Unique social support groups for encouragement.

Premium Membership

Earn $300 per Year!

In addition to receiving all the great benefits of our basic membership; 'Premium' members are enrolled in our "Get Healthy - Get Wealthy" rewards program. This program gives you a cash reward for completing your daily tasks:

  • On the days you exercise, just click "complete" on your email from your coach to get paid.
  • You get paid just over $2 into your account instantly (If you have 12 workouts that month to do for example).
  • If you miss a workout - you don't get paid and you lose the money for that workout.
  • In one year do all the workouts and you receive $300, or the total of all you've earned from us that year.
  • Invest the money in a Tax Free Savings account - a 15 year old would have $367,000, a 20 year old $227,000, or a 40 year old $31,000, and be healthy enough to enjoy it at age 65. (Historical mutual fund returns of 10% annually.) Start at the age of 50 and you would have over $10,000, or start at the age of 60 and have $1,920 to enjoy.

Rehabilitation Clinic-Home Membership

One-on-one, in-person support

All the great benefits of our regular membership, plus; This program provides for one session per week at an authorized rehabilitation facility to provide the support and guidance needed to aid in the prescriptive exercise program. On other days you will work from a home gym with a wearable fitness device that will provide data to your coach-trainer for further analysis. Once the initial 3-6 month program is complete, you are ready to graduate to the home-only prescriptive exercise program.

  • Regular, in-person visits with your exercise coach.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. You click on the green button top right "Get Started"
  2. You fill out the information and register
  3. Our client care coordinator Joanne contacts you via email or telephone and arranges your skype assessment day and time (within 1 business day)
  4. You have your skype appointment $150 cost-FREE to you.
  5. Within 3 business days you receive your exercise program via email and/or text and get started
  6. You have twice monthly meetings with your coach via skype, email, text or telephone to keep you going.
All of our coaches are supervised by a kinesiologist. Our coaches and kinesiologists have been trained in the application of exercise to various physical conditions. Their training is monitored and updated at all times based on our own clinic experience and current research.
The assessment includes your answering a number of questions on your current state of health and also the collection of your resting heart rate. If you haven’t purchased a heart rate monitor, you can use one of the free apps we will be recommending for this initial assessment (for video consultations). The assessment will take from 30-45 minutes to complete. In some cases it may be necessary to contact your doctor as well to gather further information to make sure that exercising is safe for you.
If you grant permission your doctor or nursing staff will be able to monitor your progress using our software. This allows your health care team to always be in touch with your performance and programs.
The Home Exercise Program, will be provided for you and will have different target heart rates and exertion levels based on your goals. You will be reminded daily by our software through email or text message on what you are to do that day. Generally you will be working out 5 days a week for 30 minutes to achieve the gains you want. When you start you may even do 10 minutes 3 times a day to begin to help you use exercise to prevent or fight a specific condition. Your personal coach will contact you via telephone, email or text message two times per month to provide encouragement, guidance and at times adjust your routine as required.

You will need a heart rate monitor to take full advantage of our exercise programs. If you don't own a heart rate monitor, here are some that we recommend:

Exercise MD was started by Dr. Henry Svec a clinical Psychologist as a response to the effective use of exercise to help with a number of conditions. For further information on Dr. Svec’s practice go to www.drsvec.com
Basic Membership: $25/month
Premium Membership: $50/month
Rehabilitation Clinic-Home Membership: $500/month

Contract Free! You can join any of our programs without signing a contract. If you're not happy with the program, you can cancel your membership at any time, and you won't pay any cancellation fees or penalties.
The guarantee is simple. If you do it, it works. If you don’t do it, it won’t work for you. If you do the work you won’t want your money back. If you don’t do the program, you don’t get your money back.

Let's Get Started!

If you’re interested in starting a routine, the Exercise MD prescriptive exercise program is a great way to do it.

We can help you prevent and fight disease, even if you’ve never exercised before!

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