November 2, 1998 |
Doctor's orders: Think "physical activity" instead of "workout" or "exercise." That's coming from the nation's family doctor. Dr. David Satcher, 57, was confirmed as surgeon general in February. He had been the director of the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta since 1993. "We used 'physical activity' because we don't want to imply that it's a regimen like an exercise program," said Satcher about the 1996 surgeon general's report.