Health Care Providers
Physical Activity: A Standard in Health Care
Exercise Professionals
An Integral Role: An Extension of Health Care
EIM on Campus
Engaging Campuses in Physical Activity

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:

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


EIM Sri Lanka - Aiding the NCD division of the Ministry of Health

In 2015, the Ministry of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine in Sri Lanka identified non-communicable diseases (NCDs) as the most pressing health concern in the country, releasing a National Multisectoral Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases 2016-2020, and tasking the national NCD unit to execute this plan. The goal of the NCD unit is to promote lifestyle change to people throughout Sri Lanka. Through this plan, the unit was specifically tasked to increase the capacity building of health workers by developing and conducting training programs related to more »

Inactivity Linked to Severe COVID-19

Do you have the Physical Activity Vital Sign (PAVS) integrated into the electronic health record at your health system? A newly published study shows how valuable the PAVS can be (or Exercise Vital Sign – EVS) when it comes to identifying patient groups at risk for adverse health outcomes. This study of ~50,000 people with COVID-19 found that regular physical activity provided strong protection from hospitalization, intensive care unit admission, and death. Even inconsistent exercise lowered the odds for severe COVID-19 outcomes when compared to being completely sedentary. more »

The EASY Tool: PA Screening for Older Adults

Members of the EIM Older Adult Committee have developed an important screening tool to help older adults safely begin a regular program of physical activity. Both older adults and health care providers often have unfounded fears about the dangers of physical activity, when the best thing that older adults can do is become more active. The EASY online tool removes barriers to the initiation of physical activity, helps identify when older adults should seek medical guidance, choose activities, and learn safety tips. more »

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