The FRESH 5: Exercise As Medicine

Learn why exercise is one of the "FRESH 5" in your recipe to health

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Course Curriculum

  The FRESH Success Journal!
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  Re-FRESH-er's "Exercise As Medicine"
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  "Certified FRESH" Certificate of Graduation!
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Your Instructor

Chef Robert Graham, MD, MPH
Chef Robert Graham, MD, MPH

Dr. Robert Graham, MD, MPH, ABOIM, FACP: Co-Founder of FRESH Medicine and FRESH MED U, is a Harvard-trained physician, Board Certified in both Internal and Integrative Medicine, is a public health scientist, TEDx speaker, and food activist. Dr. Graham received his medical degree from the School of Medicine at Stony Brook University Medical Center and completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Lenox Hill Hospital. He earned a Masters of Public Health from the Harvard School of Public Health while completing three fellowships in General Internal Medicine, Complementary and Integrative Medical Therapies and Medical Education at Harvard Medical School. One of less than twenty doctor/chefs worldwide, he obtained his culinary degree from the Natural Gourmet Institute.

In 2016, Dr. Robert and Julie Graham Co-Founded FRESH Medicine. FRESH is an acronym for "the five ingredients in your recipe to health": Food, Relaxation, Exercise, Sleep and Happiness. FRESH Medicine is an integrative health and wellness center located in NYC. A pioneer and leader in the field of Integrative Medicine, Dr. Graham has prescribed “food as medicine” for over 15 years, has taught over 500 healthcare workers--mostly doctors--how to cook, and created the first hospital rooftop garden in NYC. In 2019, Dr. Robert and Julie Graham launched FRESH MED U with the mission to share the "art and science" of the FRESH 5 "recipe" to health. For more information about Dr. Graham click here.

What is FRESH MED U? FMU is the ultimate self-care model that puts you in control of your health. This comprehensive, fun, and easy-to-use online wellness program is designed to inform and educate so you can learn about the “art & science” of the "FRESH 5" to strengthen your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health. Whether from your desktop, or your mobile device, FMU helps you set "FRESH" goals to prevent illness, reverse chronic conditions and optimize good health. FMU “gamifies” learning and tracks your progress for you. FMU is portable: Whenever, wherever, you can start FRESH!
Why keep it FRESH?
What is the FRESH Program? The FRESH Medicine Program (FMU) will take place over a six-month period: The first month will be an introduction to “The FRESH 5” and each of the following months will be dedicated to one of the “FRESH 5”: Food, Relaxation, Exercise, Sleep, and Happiness. Every Monday, program participants will receive additional FRESH information pertaining to the topic of the month that will teach you how to make impactful and long-lasting lifestyle changes. You will also have the opportunity to work with Dr. Graham and Julie via monthly zoom calls as well as during their visits to our stores.

The FMU Program is for you if you are feeling:
F: Confused about what and why you eat
R: Stressed and don’t know how to relax
E: Unmotivated and uninspired to exercise
S: Fatigued, restless and/or sleep deprived
H: Depressed, “blah,” or blue

What Is FRESH Medicine?

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