Exercise is Medicine®: A Global Health Initiative

The vision of Exercise is Medicine® (EIM), a global health initiative managed by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), is to make physical activity assessment and promotion a standard in clinical care, connecting health care with evidence-based physical activity resources for people everywhere and of all abilities.

EIM encourages physicians and other health care providers to include physical activity when designing treatment plans and to refer patients to evidence-based exercise programs and qualified exercise professionals. EIM is committed to the belief that physical activity promotes optimal health and is integral in the prevention and treatment of many medical conditions.

Support for the Exercise is Medicine® Initiative is provided by:

LATEST NEWS FROM EIM

Understanding the Challenges of EIM Implementation from a Health System Perspective
Despite the compelling evidence supporting the benefits of physical activity, health systems in the United States have not adopted universal implementation plans to provide patients with every opportunity to become physically active. The science of implementing an Exercise is Medicine (EIM) approach has not been well studied nor understood and presents an exciting, fertile opportunity […] 
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NEW Diabetes Prevention Programs Standards re: Physical Activity
It’s estimated that 88 million American adults have prediabetes – that's 1 in 3 adults! Every 17 seconds, an American is diagnosed with type 2 diabetes (T2DM), equating to 1.5 million new cases of diabetes a year, 90 to 95% of which is T2DM. Despite those stunning statistics, T2DM is NOT an inevitable consequence of […] 
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Exercise prescription training course for Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Physicians
In spring 2021, the EIM Greece National Center agreed to a partnership with the Greek Society of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R) to organize a specialized training course for PM&R physicians. The purpose of the training was to demonstrate the value of prescribing individualized physical activity for the prevention of, and as a complementary treatment […] 
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