Updates from EIM

Implementation Science 101: Practical Strategies to Close the Research-to-Practice Gap in Exercise Medicine

May 17, 2022 by Mary A. Kennedy, Ph.D., ACSM-EP
Exercise has the potential to prevent or treat most chronic diseases, yet nearly 80% of Americans do not meet the US Guidelines for Physical Activity (PAGAC 2018). To address this issue, multiple calls have been made to integrate exercise into standard clinical care (NPAPA 2016, Schmitz et al 2019). Unfortunately, the success of these initiatives […]
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A Guide to Robust Assessment and Exercise Prescription in Older Adults

May 17, 2022 by Jeff Schlicht, Ph.D.
In the United States as many as 15% of independent living older adults are frail, with another 45% described as pre-frail. Frailty is the presence of multiple syndromes that are correlated with increased fall risk, loss of independent living, and mortality. Frail and pre-frail older adults can benefit greatly from evidenced-based, prescriptive exercise.   In our […]
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Exercise is Medicine® Credential Refresh

May 1, 2022 by Deborah Riebe, Ph.D., FACSM, ACSM-EP; Robyn Stuhr, M.A., ACSM-CEP, RCEP 
Coming in June 2022, ACSM will relaunch the Exercise is Medicine® (EIM) Credential and associated online course to provide more value for both exercise professionals and referring health care providers. Based on focus groups and survey data from health care providers and certified exercise professionals, the structure, requirements and required course content will be updated.    […]
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Understanding the Challenges of EIM Implementation from a Health System Perspective

April 15, 2022 by Cayce Onks, D.O., M.S., ATC
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

January 4, 2022 by Elizabeth (Liz) Joy, M.D., M.P.H., FACSM
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

November 30, 2021 by Tassos Philippou
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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Top 5 Things to Consider When Creating Your Mascot Challenge Video

September 23, 2021 by Erica Rauff, Ph.D.
The EIM On Campus Committee encourages you to get REUNITED IN MOVEMENT, the theme for the 2021 Mascot Challenge videos! This annual competition invites registered EIM-OC programs to submit a short video to show how they are encouraging community members on their campus to move more, and campuses can win a cash prize. My team at Seattle University wanted to share our top five things to consider when creating your Mascot Challenge video!  Tip #1 – […]
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What I learned the first time my EIM-OC team did the Mascot Challenge

September 10, 2021 by Debra Stroiney, Ph.D.
Last fall was the first year George Mason University participated in the EIM-OC Mascot Challenge. I learned some valuable lessons on how to create this type of video, as well as what to improve upon in the future. My advice can be summed in two words: plan ahead. Here are a few tips to help […]
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“How To” Make a Mascot Challenge Video in 5 Steps

September 3, 2021 by Carena Winters, Ph.D., M.P.H., FACSM, ACSM-CEP, EIM Level 3
You are pumped and ready to rock the Mascot Challenge video this year. Where do you begin? You have so many options to create your signature campus piece. However, it’s a good idea to plan ahead and tap into all possible resources. Here are a few steps to consider. Step 1: Review the objectives and […]
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EIM-OC Mascot Challenge: Reunited in Movement

August 26, 2021 by Carrie Davidson, Ed.D., ACSM EP-C, RYT 500
I’m not going to lie. 2020 was a rough year in many ways. In my work at the University of Kentucky, I often hear from people how hard it was to keep exercising or just keep moving around in general.  Several reasons caused this lack of movement: Gyms and fitness centers were closed Parks and […]
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