ACAC doctor explains exercise as medicine

Dr. Martin Katz is a physician with the Charlottesville branch of the Athletic Coast Athletic Club. He joins Coy Barefoot on WINA’s Charlottesville–Right Now to talk about what a doctor is doing at the local gym. Originally from South Africa and hired about three months ago, Katz helps ACAC members learn more about how how exercise can be used as medicine. For instance, exercise helps keep the immune system strong, allowing the human body to fight off disease and cancer.

“If you don’t take care of your body, you’re really aging your body with respect to cardiovascular health,” Katz said.

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