Updates from EIM

Life in the Post-COVID Era: One Physician's Perspective on How to Think Forward

April 23, 2020 by Robert Zarr, M.D., M.P.H., Founder of Park Rx America
Dr. Robert Zarr is a board-certified pediatrician at Unity Health Care, located in Washington, DC, where he’s practiced for nearly 19 years. He is the founder of Exercise is Medicine partner, Park Rx America, a non-profit helping doctors connect patients to nature. Every day, I wake up to crunch the COVID-19 numbers with my son. For the […]
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A Clinician’s Thoughts about Self Care and Physical Activity during COVID

April 20, 2020 by Keri Denay, M.D., FACSM
As health care providers during the COVID-19 crisis, we are faced with challenges on many levels.  We’re on the front lines of patient care, adapting with telemedicine and being told to stay home and away from others when not at work. This instruction alone could put a damper on our overall health – mental, emotional […]
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COVID-19, Exercise, Children and their Developing Immune System

April 14, 2020 by Shlomit Radom-Aizik, Ph.D.
*This blog is also available in Spanish. Click here to read. Emerging epidemiological reports on the coronavirus (COVID-19) in children show that they are less likely than adults to be infected and have severe illness. Why do young children seem to be less affected by COVID-19? While there is currently no scientific-based data to answer this crucial […]
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COVID-19, Ejercicio, Niños y su Sistema Inmunitario en Desarrollo

April 14, 2020 by Shlomit Radom-Aizik, Ph.D.
Los informes epidemiológicos emergentes acerca del coronavirus (COVID-19) en niños, muestran que éstos son menos propensos que los adultos a infectarse y enfermarse gravemente. ¿Por qué los niños pequeños parecen ser menos afectados por el COVID-19? Si bien actualmente no hay datos con base científica para responder a esta crucial pregunta, los investigadores han centrado […]
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A Call to Action: Physical Activity and COVID-19

April 3, 2020 by Jim Sallis, Ph.D., FACSM & Mike Pratt, M.D., M.P.H., FACSM
*This blog is also available in Spanish. Click here to read. Exercising is probably not top of mind as we struggle with how to protect ourselves, our families and our communities during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Perhaps it should be, because physical activity can be a valuable tool for controlling COVID-19 infections and maintaining quality of […]
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La actividad física puede ser útil en la pandemia de coronavirus

April 2, 2020 by Jim Sallis, Ph.D., FACSM & Mike Pratt, M.D., M.P.H., FACSM
Hacer actividad física probablemente no sea una prioridad en medio de nuestra preocupación por protegernos a nosotros mismos, a nuestras familias y a nuestras comunidades durante la pandemia de coronavirus (COVID-19). Pero cuidado, quizás debería serlo, porque la actividad física puede ser una herramienta valiosa para controlar las infecciones por COVID-19 y mantener la calidad […]
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Opportunity for EIM Credentialed Pros & ACSM Certified Pros

March 25, 2020 by Liz Joy, M.D., M.P.H., FACSM, FAMSSM and Robyn Stuhr, M.A., ACSM-CEP, RCEP
The team at Exercise is Medicine® (EIM) would like to make you aware of an emerging opportunity for ACSM certified exercise professionals and those with the EIM credential.   One third of American adults have prediabetes (fasting blood glucose: 100-125 mg/dL or HbA1c 5.7 - 6.4%), and most are unaware they have it.  Without intervention, most […]
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Identifying Key Physical Activity Categories & Topics to Include in Health Care Training

March 24, 2020 by Rachele Pojednic, Ph.D., Ed.M.
We know that health care is an important sector in promoting physical activity (PA). However, few health professional training programs include PA, nor does standardized guidance exist on implementing it in the curriculum. A new study, conducted by several members of the EIM Education Committee, aimed to fill this gap by gathering expert opinion on […]
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Staying Active During COVID-19

March 20, 2020 by Liz Joy, M.D., M.P.H., FACSM, FAMSSM
*UPDATED 4/8/2020* Evolving public health guidance will result in changing recommendations on safe physical activity from the team at Exercise is Medicine. We are committed to providing the most up-to-date guidance possible to maintain healthy physical activity. The current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic presents some challenges to maintaining a physically active lifestyle. COVID-19 is spread by […]
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Physical Activity Assessment and Counseling in Pediatric Clinical Settings

February 28, 2020 by Felipe Lobelo, M.D., Ph.D., FAHA
Over the last decades overall youth physical activity levels have decreased. Coupled with rising rates of obesity, increases in the incidence of type 2 diabetes mellitus, and declines in estimated life expectancy, the role of physical activity on child and later adult health remains an important component of preventive care and disease treatment. Despite the […]
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