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

20% Off | Exercise is Medicine® Online Course
During the month of May, we celebrate the power of physical activity during Exercise is Medicine® (EIM) Month: promoting the vision 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 and encourage physicians and other health care […] 
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IRS Recognizes Exercise as Medical Treatment | Guidance For Healthcare Providers
In March of 2023 the IRS Code section 213, was changed to allow that exercise-based interventions can be paid for through tax-free medical spending accounts. This change is significant, as it is another step forward in gaining access to treatment options that include exercise for routine management of medical injury/illnesses. To assist patients interested in […] 
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Exercise Is Medicine: Revisiting Its Vital Role in Healthcare Amidst Disappointing Trends in Physical Activity Advice
Recent results from a study analyzing 2022 U.S. National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) data found that only 22.9% of adult women and 17.8% of adult men had been advised to increase their physical activity level by a doctor or other healthcare professional.1 Percentages were higher among women in all age groups, with the lowest observed […] 
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