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:


Exercise Is Medicine: Revisiting Its Vital Role in Healthcare Amidst Disappointing Trends in Physical Activity Advice
Recent results from a study analyzing 2022 U.S. National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) data found that only 22.9% of adult women and 17.8% of adult men had been advised to increase their physical activity level by a doctor or other healthcare professional.1 Percentages were higher among women in all age groups, with the lowest observed […] 
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EIM at the 2024 ACSM Annual Meeting
Check out all of the EIM-related sessions, events and online programming taking place at the 2024 ACSM Annual Meeting. Click here to register and join us May 28-31 in Boston! In-Person Sessions:  Type Title Date/Time Tutorial Lecture Who and Where do I Send My Patients to be More Physically Active? Lessons Learned from EIM Canada […] 
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NFL Veteran Chris Draft Joins ACSM’s Moving Through Cancer Task Force Board
INDIANAPOLIS, IN (February 14, 2024) The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and its Exercise is Medicine Program (EIM) announced today that former NFL linebacker Chris Draft has joined the Moving Through Cancer Task Force Board. Moving Through Cancer is the first disease-specific initiative within EIM and focused on making exercise a standard of oncological […] 
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