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Physicians learn to ask about exercise
San Francisco Chronicle

Roll up a sleeve for the blood pressure cuff. Stick out a wrist for the pulse-taking. Lift your tongue for the thermometer. Report how many minutes you are active or getting exercise. Wait, what? That last item probably isn’t part of the usual drill at your doctor’s office, but a movement is stirring to change that. One recent national survey indicated only a third of Americans said their doctors asked about or prescribed physical activity.