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"Doctor, I do not have the time for exercise."
"My schedule makes it impossible to fit in an exercise regimen."
"Aren't medicines supposed to keep me healthy already?"
"Do I really have to exercise?"
These are some of the most common statements I hear when I stress the need for regular exercise. It scratches my head when patients believe that they do not have time for exercise. My favorite answer is that there is no time for anything until we make time for it. Whenever patients decline to see the point of exercising, we must stress the need further. If they still refuse to hear our explanation, we must do a better job of pointing the necessity of physical ativity to prevent medical complications. Sometimes, it takes just one witty response like this example from a medical comic to make patients amenable to a regular exercise program.
For the MIMS community, how do you stress the need for exercise to a patient who claims to be busy?