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Exercise is Medicine®: A Standard in the Clinical Setting

Prescribing physical activity (PA) in the right “dosage” is a highly effective prescription for the prevention, treatment and management of more than 40 of the most common chronic health conditions encountered in clinical practice. EIM encourages health care providers, particularly those in primary care, to assess and record PA as a vital sign during patient visits and to conclude each visit with an exercise "prescription" and/or referral to a certified health fitness professional or allied health professional for further counseling and support.

At all levels of health care, EIM can be integrated and implemented to achieve the ultimate goal of making PA promotion a standard in health care:

Support for the Exercise is Medicine® Initiative is provided by:
Contact United States EIM Representative | 401 W. Michigan Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 46202-3233 | 317-637-9200 © 2021 American College of Sports Medicine. All rights reserved worldwide. Exercise is Medicine® is a global health initiative managed by the American College of Sports Medicine.