Running is Medicine for Mind, Body and Spirit
Anthony Fleg, Co-Founder, Native Health Initiative and Creator, Running Medicine
This session helps participants start to think about ways to inspire movement in their communities and share lessons from the Running Medicine journey. Running Medicine, a part of the Native Health Initiative, is based on the understanding that running and exercise are beautiful and potent medicines for mind, body and spirit. Participant takeaways: ideas and strategies to create effective fitness and wellness programs in indigenous communities.
Anthony Fleg is the co-founder of the Native Health Initiative, a partnership to address health inequities, at the University of New Mexico in the Department of Family and Community Medicine and in the College of Population Health. Dr. Fleg is a family physician who also created Running Medicine. Dr. Fleg views his work with respect for elders and youth, language and culture, dosed with love. He is originally from Baltimore and now resides in New Mexico with his wife and four children.