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EIM-OC Mascot Challenge Voting OPEN!

October 14, 2019 by Shelby Mandla, EIM Program Manager

31 schools braved the fierce competition. Which is your favorite? ...read more

EIM On Campus Profile: Yale University

September 05, 2019 by Brooks Leitner

Exercise is Medicine On Campus (EIM-OC) at Yale University emerged in 2018 when a group of motivated medical students wanted to bring change onto their campus. With gaining excitement, the EIM-OC team paired up with Kevin Wang and Michael Flores of the Preventative Medicine Interest Group and Yale School of Medicine Wellness Committee to hold one major event this past May. The event, entitled 'Walk the Talk: ...read more

EIM On Campus Profile: Michigan State University

August 14, 2019 by Jim Pivarnik, PhD, FACSM, Kristin Traskie, MPH, & Kerri Vasold

The Michigan State University Exercise is Medicine On Campus initiative is encouraging its students and community to experience all the wonderful physical activity opportunities that exist on campus and beyond. Most importantly, they highlight the message that the best exercise is the one you enjoy doing. Their ACTIVE Spartans Program matches students, faculty and staff with physical activity mentors (PAMs) through an exercise prescription referral system via Student Health and Wellness and also Employee Assistance Programs. ...read more

EIM Partner: Park Rx America

July 15, 2019 by Dr. Robert Zarr

Exercise is Medicine is proud to announce it's new partnership with Park Rx America! Park Rx America is a non-profit organization whose mission is to educate health professionals about the benefits of prescribing nature and to provide an electronic platform through which registered health professionals can easily locate and prescribe visits to nearby nature-rich locations. They believe that adults and children will benefit both physically and mentally by being active in outdoor spaces. EIM and Park Rx share a mission to decrease the burden of chronic disease and increase health and happiness....read more

EIM Country Highlight: Integrating Physical Activity into Hong Kong Public Health Clinics

June 19, 2019 by Mark Stoutenberg

A little more than three years ago, Professor Stanley HUI, Director of the EIM Hong Kong (EIM-HK) National Center, approached the Hong Kong Jockey Club with the idea of integrating physical activity into the Hong Kong public health system and connecting patients to trained exercise professionals in community settings. After nearly two years of refining the details of the project, a five-year grant was awarded to the Chinese University of Hong Kong, on behalf of EIM Hong Kong, in late fall of 2018. The goal of the project is to adapt the EIM Solution to engage patients with hypertension and diabetes in community-based physical activity programs....read more

EIM Greenville Testimonial

May 09, 2019 by Lee Ann Ragsdale

Hear from those who have been through it. Lee Ann Ragsdale is a true testament to how exercise can change one's health, confidence and overall quality of life. EIM Greenville is a community fitness partner of EIM committed to guiding their patients towards a healthier life....read more

2019 European Initiative for Exercise is Medicine

April 25, 2019 by Willem van Mechelen, MD, PhD, FACSM

It was felt that more should be done to address physical inactivity and to promote exercise in health care settings, taking the European perspective into account. The 8th annual meeting will be held in Amsterdam on September 20 and 21, 2019. Register today to learn more about Exercise is Medicine in Europe!...read more

EIM On Campus Profile: Glendale Community College (AZ)

April 11, 2019 by Louise So, M.A

Glendale Community College (GCC) is a Silver level EIM On Campus whose mission is to enhance the wellness of their students and employees. GCC is committed to prioritizing activities, resources and education towards the importance of physical activity for one's health....read more

Augusta Health Fitness: Cancer Rx

March 20, 2019 by Sharon Spalding, Cancer Exercise Specialist

Augusta Health wants to provide support to cancer survivors through all stages of their wellness journey. Offering the Cancer Rx program helps survivors to know that fitness is indeed medicine for them also....read more

EIM Malaysia: A Phoenix Rises from the Ashes

March 13, 2019 by Mark Stoutenberg

Malaysia established an EIM National Center in 2013, yet leadership changes in the host institution, the Malaysian Olympic Committee, led to the eventual dissolution just three years later. Thanks to several dedicated leaders, EIM Malaysia was brought back in 2018. ...read more

Become a Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE)

December 03, 2018 by Cathy Mullooly, MS, RCEP, CDE

A "Call to Action" For Exercise Physiologists...read more

EIM Poland: A Success Story Born Out of Humble Origins

November 26, 2018 by Mark Stoutenberg

A few short years ago, Exercise is Medicine did not formally exist in Poland. Under the leadership of Anna Plucik-Mrovek and Malgorzata Perl, the initiative has blossomed into a highly successful program....read more

ACSM/EIM Partner's with American Association of Nurse Practitioners

November 10, 2018 by

Partnership Puts Exercise on Front Line of Patient Care ...read more

Compelling Study Shows High Levels of Fitness Equals Lowest All-Cause Mortality

October 26, 2018 by Elizabeth A. Joy, M.D., M.P.H., FACSM

A study published in JAMA Network Open found that those who were at the highest level of cardiorespiratory fitness had the lowest all-cause mortality rates. The study looked at more than...read more

Translating Scientific Information into Ready-to-Use Recommendations

October 01, 2018 by Barbara Bushman, Ph.D., FACSM

What does it really MEAN?...read more

National Center Spotlight: EIM Canada

January 31, 2018 by EIM Canada

Exercise is Medicine (EIM) in Nova Scotia, a province in Eastern Canada was selected to present at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the Nova Scotia Health Authority as one of the 20 most innovative approaches to supporting healthy people, healthy communities for generations. Read more to see some of the key strategies undertaken by EIM Canada to gain this prestigious distinction....read more

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