Updates from EIM

2019 European Initiative for Exercise is Medicine

April 25, 2019 by Willem van Mechelen, MD, PhD, FACSM
In 2015, the European Initiative for Exercise is Medicine® (EIM) was founded as an independent non-profit non-governmental organization as the EIM Center for Europe, in close collaboration with the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). The Mission: It was felt that more should be done to address physical inactivity and to promote exercise in health […]
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EIM On Campus Profile: Glendale Community College (AZ)

April 11, 2019 by Louise So, M.A
Glendale Community College (GCC), serves a population of over 20,000 students in Glendale, Arizona. It is one of 10 colleges in the Maricopa County Community College District. GCC has an exceptionally active Fitness & Wellness Department and Employee Wellness Program on campus. To enhance the wellness of our students and employees, GCC has incorporated Exercise […]
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Augusta Health Fitness: Cancer Rx

March 20, 2019 by Sharon Spalding, Cancer Exercise Specialist
Stop by the medical fitness space of Augusta Health on Tuesday or Thursday afternoons, and you may be surprised to see and hear some of the participants. They might be moving slowly, or they may be going at a brisk pace. They could have lost their hair or have a pretty scarf on their head.  […]
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EIM Malaysia: A Phoenix Rises from the Ashes

March 13, 2019 by Mark Stoutenberg, Ph.D., M.S.P.H., FACSM
Exercise is Medicine (EIM) was first introduced to Malaysia in 2013 through the support of the Malaysian Olympic Committee. During its first years of existence, EIM Malaysia trained more than 270 health care providers and exercise professionals across the country. Unfortunately, EIM Malaysia disbanded three years later due to a change in leadership and direction […]
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Become a Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE)

December 3, 2018 by Cathy Mullooly, MS, RCEP, CDE
As more and more individuals are diagnosed with diabetes and pre-diabetes, there is an even greater need for professionals with expertise in lifestyle management to help them prevent or control their diabetes. Exercise physiologists have an opportunity to join the healthcare team by expanding their knowledge and scope of practice as certified diabetes educators. An […]
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EIM Poland: A Success Story Born Out of Humble Origins

November 26, 2018 by Mark Stoutenberg, Ph.D., M.S.P.H., FACSM
Many times, the launch of an Exercise is Medicine® (EIM) National Center is initiated by a Ministry of Health, a national sports medicine organization or a major health care system. EIM Poland had a much humbler beginning, guided by two visionaries: Dr. Anna Plucik-Mrożek, an internal medicine physician, and Malgorzata (Gosia) Perl, a certified exercise […]
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ACSM/EIM Partners with American Association of Nurse Practitioners

November 10, 2018 by Exercise is Medicine
The American College of Sports Medicine  (ACSM) and Exercise is Medicine® (EIM) excitedly announce a new partnership with the American Association of Nurse Practitioners® (AANP), the largest full-service national professional membership organizations for nurse practitioners of all specialties with more than 91,000 members. AANP seeks to empower all nurse practitioners (NPs) to advance quality health […]
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Compelling Study Shows High Levels of Fitness Equals Lowest All-Cause Mortality

October 26, 2018 by Elizabeth A. Joy, M.D., M.P.H., FACSM
A study recently published in JAMA Network Open looking at more than 120,000 adults who had a treadmill exercise test found that those who were at the highest level of cardiorespiratory fitness (aka, elite performers) had the lowest all-cause mortality rates. There was “no ceiling” on fitness and mortality; those with the highest fitness –2 standard […]
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Translating Scientific Information into Ready-to-Use Recommendations

October 1, 2018 by Barbara Bushman, Ph.D., FACSM
What does it MEAN? Too often in our day-to-day interactions with clients and patients we inadvertently use terminology and lingo that has become common for us as we interact with colleagues; yet it is anything but clear for most people outside of our field. Consider these examples: What is VO2max and how does it reflect […]
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National Center Spotlight: EIM Canada

January 31, 2018 by EIM Canada
Exercise is Medicine® (EIM) in Nova Scotia, a province in Eastern Canada, was selected to present at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the Nova Scotia Health Authority as one of the 20 most innovative approaches to supporting healthy people, healthy communities – for generations. Here, we take a deeper look at the key strategies undertaken by EIM […]
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