Updates from EIM

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May 14, 2024 by Exercise is Medicine
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

April 22, 2024 by Cayce A. Onks, DO, FACSM
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

April 10, 2024 by Elizabeth Joy, MD, MPH, FACSM; Mark Stoutenberg, Ph.D., MSPH, FACSM
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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EIM at the 2024 ACSM Annual Meeting

March 29, 2024 by Exercise is Medicine
Check out all of the EIM-related sessions, events and online programming taking place at the 2024 ACSM Annual Meeting. Click here to register and join us May 28-31 in Boston! In-Person Sessions:  Type Title Date/Time Tutorial Lecture Who and Where do I Send My Patients to be More Physically Active? Lessons Learned from EIM Canada […]
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NFL Veteran Chris Draft Joins ACSM’s Moving Through Cancer Task Force Board

February 14, 2024 by Exercise is Medicine
INDIANAPOLIS, IN (February 14, 2024) The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and its Exercise is Medicine Program (EIM) announced today that former NFL linebacker Chris Draft has joined the Moving Through Cancer Task Force Board. Moving Through Cancer is the first disease-specific initiative within EIM and focused on making exercise a standard of oncological […]
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Major Milestone Achieved for Exercise Professionals, Health Care

May 5, 2023 by Exercise is Medicine
Health Level Seven International (HL7), a global network of health care databases, has formally approved a Physical Activity Implementation Guide adding physical activity as a vital sign and enabling referrals between exercise professionals and health care professionals. This is a major milestone on the road to establishing exercise professionals as a critical part of the […]
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San Diego Childhood Obesity Initiative Promotes Physical Activity in Underserved Communities

January 10, 2023 by Dr. Ryan T. Conners, FACSM, ATC
The Exercise Is Medicine® (EIM) Underserved and Community Health Committee seeks to identify strategies and resources to integrate physical activity assessment and promotion into health care ​​settings, connecting underserved populations with community resources to help them become more physically active. The goals of this EIM committee are grounded in the efforts and dedication that community members […]
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We are proud to welcome EIM Netherlands!

October 18, 2022 by Carla Schenkeveld
In May 2021, the Dutch Association for Sports Medicine mobilized 15 organizations to collaborate on a taskforce charged with establishing an Exercise is Medicine® National Center in the Netherlands. Led by Professor Frank Backx, M.D., Ph.D., the taskforce united organizations from the fields of health care and exercise to convey the message “exercise is medicine.” […]
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Unique EIM Collaboration Thriving at Ohio State Med Center

October 18, 2022 by Allan Sommer, M.S., ACSM-CEP
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center (OSUWMC) Exercise is Medicine® (EIM) program was launched in 2015 at The Ohio State University Health and Fitness Center, within the Philip Heit Center for Healthy New Albany. The 25,000-square-foot fitness center includes a warm-water therapy and lap pool, general fitness and studio space. The Philip Heit Center […]
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Exercise is Medicine® at Holy Cross Health — A Physician’s Perspective

September 21, 2022 by Fernando J. Manalac, M.D., MMM
In my everyday sports medicine practice, I have patients of every age who want to improve their exercise habits but just don’t know where to begin. They don’t want to take the 7-10 medications they’re on for hypertension, type 2 diabetes, hyperlipidemia, coronary artery disease, CHF, COPD, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, depression and anxiety. They feel like […]
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