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Yes - Exercise is Medicine | Jordan D. Metzl, MD


Is Exercise Really Medicine?
Across all body systems, from heart, to brain, to bones, there is no more effective medicine than exercise. Based on Dr. Metzl’s recent bestselling book The Exercise Cure, this lecture will walk you through the ways that exercise can help all aspects of your health. Come and learn the secrets of using exercise to treat illness, prevent disease, and make yourself the healthiest person you can be. Whether an advanced level athlete or someone wanting more activity, this lecture will teach you how to use exercise as your own medicine. The Exercise Curewill be available for signing after the lecture.

Common Sports Injuries and the Easy Home Remedies to Fix Them
Come learn the secrets to recognize and fix the most common sports injuries that affect athletes of all ages.  Based on Dr. Metzl’s first bookThe Athlete’s Book of Home Remedies, this lecture will teach you how to keep your body moving, fit, and injury free for life. You’ll recognize how to spot the common aches and pains that can limit activity, and most importantly, how to fix them yourself. The Athlete’s Book of Home Remedies will be available for signing after the lecture.

Inside The Ironman, A Personal Look At Setting Your Own Fitness Goals Based on the World’s Toughest Event
Have you wondered what it’s like to compete in the world’s toughest event? Come hear a first person account of the Ironman, a 2.4 mile swim, a 112 mile bike, and then a full 26.2 mile marathon. Lean what it’s like to compete in this event and what the lessons of goal setting are for everyone. You don’t have to be an Ironman to learn from this talk, goal setting is the key to activity. Come learn about how to set yours.

The Ironstrength Workout
As featured on NBC’s Today show, National Public RadioRunner’s World magazine and in the New York Times, the Ironstrength workout provides functional strength training for injury prevention and performance enhancement for athletes of all ages and abilities. Created and led by Dr. Jordan Metzl, renowned sports medicine physician, best-selling author of the Exercise Cure and the Athlete's Book of Home Remedies, 31 time marathon runner and 12 time Ironman triathlete, Ironstrength teaches athletes of all ages how to build strength and reduce the aches and pains of every life in the process. Dr. Metzl will teach you the keys of functional movement and preventive strengthening, all with some great tunes and plenty of huffing and puffing. You’ll hate it, and then you’ll love it.



Jordan D. Metzl, M.D. is a nationally recognized sports medicine physician at Hospital for Special Surgery, America’s premier orthopedic hospital located in New York City. With a practice of more than 20,000 patients, Dr. Metzl is widely known for his passion for sports medicine and fitness. His focus is to safely return athletes to the playing field of their choice and to keep them there. In addition to his busy practices in New York and in Greenwich, Connecticut, Dr. Metzl is a best-selling author of five books including The Exercise Cure and The Athlete’s Book of Home Remedies, both published by Rodale. He is also the medical columnist for Triathlete Magazine. Dr. Metzl’s training includes residency at Tufts medical center in Boston and two sports medicine fellowships, one at Vanderbilt University in Nashville and the second at Harvard University in Boston.
Regularly voted among New York’s top sports medicine doctors by New York Magazine, Dr. Metzl takes care of athletic patients of all ages and lectures and teaches extensively both nationally and internationally to both medical and lay audiences. Dr. Metzl appears regularly on media programs including the Today Show and in print media including the New York Times and on National Public Radio discussing the issues of fitness and health. In addition to his busy medical practice and academic interests, he practices what he preaches. He is a former collegiate soccer player, a 31-time marathon runner and 12-time Ironman finisher. Finally, he created and teaches his Ironstrength workout which teaches athletes of all ages to strengthen the kinetic chain through functional strength training. Dr. Metzl lives, works, and works out in New York City.

Start Date: August 9, 2014
End Date: August 15, 2014


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