Exercise is Medicine®: A Global Health Initiative

The vision of Exercise is Medicine® (EIM), a global health initiative managed by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), is 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.

EIM encourages physicians and other health care providers to include physical activity when designing treatment plans and to refer patients to evidence-based exercise programs and qualified exercise professionals. EIM is committed to the belief that physical activity promotes optimal health and is integral in the prevention and treatment of many medical conditions.

Support for the Exercise is Medicine® Initiative is provided by:

LATEST NEWS FROM EIM

2024 EIM Global Leadership Awards
Since 2017, EIM has recognized significant accomplishments through the presentation of the EIM Global Leadership Awards, with one award typically being given to an individual or group within the United States and a second to an international individual or group who personify the mission and vision of the EIM initiative. The awards are typically given […] 
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20% Off | Exercise is Medicine® Online Course
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
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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