Updates from EIM

The EASY Tool: PA Screening for Older Adults

April 8, 2021 by Marcia Ory, PhD, MPH, Barbara Resnick, PhD, CRNP and Michael Rogers, PhD, FACSM
Admonishments about the negative health consequences of being physically inactive abound—and such concerns are important throughout the entire life-course. We now know that being more physically active at any level is associated with better physical, mental, and cognitive health for the growing number of older adults throughout the world. Yet, being encouraged to be more […]
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Update on the EIM Global Health Network

March 30, 2021 by Mark Stoutenberg, PhD, MSPH, FACSM and Robyn Stuhr, MA, ACSM-CEP, RCEP
Although the situation is different in every country, there is a glimmer of light regarding the COVID-19 pandemic with increased vaccine distribution on the way. At this pivotal moment, we want to take a moment to reflect upon the growth and development of the Exercise is Medicine® (EIM) Global Network and our emergence from the […]
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Pilates in the Clinical Space

March 22, 2021 by Dominique Flores, BS, RN
Pilates, named after the creator Joseph Pilates, has earned recognition as a global fitness discipline. The growing popular exercise methodology was brought to New York City in 1926 after the German “nurse-physiotherapist” (Di Lorenzo, 2011) emigrated to the United States and began teaching his method to ballerinas and Hollywood celebrities. It has become popular among […]
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USPSTF Recommendation — A Game Changer for Lifestyle Counseling

February 4, 2021 by Joseph Ihm, MD, FACSM and Liz Joy, MD, MPH, FACSM
In November 2020, the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) released an updated recommendation regarding behavioral counselling  to prevent cardiovascular disease (CVD) in adults. The recommendation states that healthcare providers should offer or refer individuals 18 years or older, with known CVD risk factors (e.g., hypertension or elevated blood pressure or dyslipidemia), to behavioral […]
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EIM Partner: Hancock Wellness Center

August 24, 2020 by Cory Hisle, M.S.
The Hancock Wellness Center is owned and operated by Hancock Health, a not-for-profit hospital in Greenfield, IN. Hancock Health’s mission statement is “to be a caring community partner by healing, improving health and wellness, alleviating suffering and delivering acts of kindness one person at a time.”  We try to embody this mission statement in every program […]
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EIM Japan - Advocacy, Opportunity and Alignment

August 17, 2020 by Shinji Sato
Japan, land of the rising sun, is globally recognized for many unique contributions to our global culture – sushi, kimonos, bowing and sumo wrestling to name a few. Another area in which Japan is becoming a global leader is through the work of the EIM Japan National Center. Formally established on July 5, 2018, EIM […]
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Why Keep this COVID-19 Remedy a Secret?

August 4, 2020 by James F. Sallis, Ph.D., FACSM and Michael Pratt, M.D. M.P.H. FACSM
First, the bad news. There is no vaccine or cure yet for the COVID-19. The only approved drug has modest impacts. What would we give for a drug that would do the following? Improve immune and inflammation responses to viral infections Reduce psychological and physiological stress from the pandemic Help treat most of the pre-existing […]
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Shifting Gears on Transportation in a Pandemic World

July 20, 2020 by Gretchen Patch, M.P.H.
Gretchen Patch, M.P.H. is Director of Strategic Health Programs for the American College of Sports Medicine where she oversees the ACSM American Fitness Index and ActivEarth Initiative. She currently lives and works in Indianapolis, IN. If a physician prescribes a course of treatment to reduce a patient’s anxiety, improve sleep or deal with a chronic medical […]
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Being Active Now – A Different Spin

July 14, 2020 by Robyn Stuhr, M.A., ACSM-CEP, RCEP
Robyn Stuhr, MA, ACSM-CEP, RCEP is Vice President of Exercise is Medicine.  She shares her personal insights on pivoting one’s physical activity routine during the COVID-19 pandemic - using active transportation.  Robyn currently lives and works in Indianapolis, IN. We live in a new world where restaurants and shops are opening up in a limited […]
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EIM Argentina: Setting up a National EIM Network

June 5, 2020 by Jorge Franchella, M.D., FACSM
Since the beginning operations in 2012, the EIM Argentina National Center has been working to expand their reach to all corners of this vast country – the 8th largest in the world. How are they working to achieve this goal?  It all started with the idea of developing a team of EIM leaders in all regions […]
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