Getting patients moving

A letter to the editor addresses counseling for physical activity.

With physical activity, beginning is half the battle

I recently read "Moving toward effective physical activity counseling" in the February 2017 ACP Internist, which did a great job of emphasizing how important it is to set appropriate objectives, begin slowly, and emphasize that something is better than nothing. Too many believe that nothing good happens until the officially recommended level is reached. This article does an excellent job of dispelling that belief.

Kenneth E. Powell, MD, FACP