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:


Prescribe to Thrive: EIM at Freedom Aquatic & Fitness Center
The Freedom Aquatic & Fitness Center (FAFC) at George Mason University, an EIM Community Fitness Collaborator, recently received a $20,000 community grant from Sentara Community Health & Wellness Partnership.  The shared goal is to improve the health of the Prince William County community by reducing the impact of sedentary lifestyles through their Exercise is Medicine® […] 
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A Health Insurer’s Perspective: Challenges of Lifestyle Medicine Implementation
Lifestyle impacts health. Such a simple concept, but one that is so easy to forget while we’re busy living our lives full of highs and lows – taking on new projects at work, falling in love and building families, taking care of responsibilities to our loved ones, all the while handling social, emotional and financial […] 
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Hartford HealthCare Integrates Physical Activity as a Vital Sign System Wide
Hartford HealthCare (HHC) in Connecticut has partnered with leaders at the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) to successfully integrate the Physical Activity Vital Sign (PAVS) into their electronic medical record system (EMR). This is an especially important milestone as HHC is the first integrated healthcare system in New England to launch the Exercise is […] 
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