Exercise Is Medicine: The Benefits of a PFT Program

Exercise is a tool that can be used to rehabilitate and manage existing physical, psychological and behavioral conditions; prevent the occurrence of future problems; and improve personal health and performance. In other words, it can be used to enhance the quality of every fire fighter’s life, regardless of age, experience or health status. Exercise really is the best medicine. This workshop will highlight the wide-ranging benefits of exercise for chronic conditions such as cancer, diabetes and behavioral health, and provide several small steps to take to build an effective Peer Fitness Trainer (PFT) program to leverage the benefits of exercise.

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