EIM Month 2020

May is EIM Month - Let's get moving!

Exercise is Medicine® (EIM) encourages health care providers to include exercise when designing treatment plans for patients. EIM is committed to the belief that exercise and physical activity are integral to the prevention and treatment of chronic disease and should be regularly assessed as part of medical care. Along with the National Physical Activity Plan, EIM strives to make physical activity a “vital sign” that is routinely assessed at every patient interaction with a health care provider. 

Each May the ACSM family celebrates Exercise is Medicine Month by uniting to advocate for the integration of physical activity within clinical care, connecting patients and providers with evidence-based fitness resources.

Given current gym and community center closures as well as social distancing guidelines, EIM Month may look a little different at your facility, health system, campus or institution this year. That’s ok. What’s most important is reminding and encouraging people to be active while following current government guidelines. Consider using these Exercise is Medicine resources to promote maintaining an active routine during this period of isolation and stress.

Here are a few simple ways for you to participate in EIM Month:

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