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Physical Activity: A Standard in Health Care
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An Integral Role: An Extension of Health Care
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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:


Physical Activity Assessment and Counseling in Pediatric Clinical Settings

Over the last decades overall youth physical activity levels have decreased. Coupled with rising rates of obesity, increases in the incidence of type 2 diabetes mellitus, and declines in estimated life expectancy, the role of physical activity on child, and later adult health remains an important component of preventive care and disease treatment. Despite the importance of adequate physical activity on child health and development, clinicians are in many cases unfamiliar or unlikely to routinely implement activity-related more »

Meet the Speaker: Narlon C Boa Sorte Silva, BSc

Born and raised in Brazil, Narlon C Boa Sorte Silva attended the Universidade Nove de Julho in São Paulo, where he received his BSc in Physical Education and Exercise Science (2014). He was motivated to study exercise science because of his deep interest in fitness and health promotion—although he might say that it was also because of his love for playing, watching and breathing basketball. ACSM staff asked Narlon a series of questions to learn more about this year’s Annual Meeting, his research and what you can expect from his more »

Meet the Speaker: Lindsay Nagamatsu, Ph.D.

Focusing to identify strategies to improve functional independence and quality of life for the aging population, Lindsay researches the effects of exercise on cognitive function and brain health in older adults at–risk for cognitive decline. This May, Lindsay will share her passion of the role exercise plays in cognition and brain health in older adults at ACSM’s Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA. ACSM staff asked Lindsay a series of questions to learn more about this year's Annual Meeting, her research and what you can expect from her more »

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