The Governor’s Council encourages medical care providers to talk to their patients about the importance of exercise. We endorse Exercise is Medicine to prevent and treat chronic diseases including heart disease, diabetes, cancer, depression, and dementia.

Research indicates a clear connection between outdoor physical activity and good health. In collaboration with Vermont State Parks, we provide doctors with pre-printed “prescriptions” for exercise, which are really free day passes to Vermont State Parks.

Please speak with your doctor about how exercise can benefit your health, and ask for a “prescription” for exercise.