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:


Life in the Post-COVID Era: One Physician's Perspective on How to Think Forward

Dr. Robert Zarr is a board-certified pediatrician at Unity Health Care, located in Washington, DC, where he has practiced for nearly 19 years. He is Founder of Exercise is Medicine partner, Park Rx America, a non-profit helping doctors connect patients to nature. Hear his perspective on how he believes we should learn from more »

A Clinician’s Thoughts about Self Care and Physical Activity during COVID

As health care providers during the COVID-19 crisis, we are faced with challenges on many levels. We are on the front lines of patient care, adapting with telemedicine and being told to stay home and away from others when not at work. This instruction alone could put a damper on our overall health — mental, emotional and physical well-being. The pandemic is uncharted territory for many, but unusual circumstances often inspire more »

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