May is Exercise is Medicine month!

Working together with Australia’s leading organisations. Exercise is Medicine.

ACSM's Exercise is MedicineTM: A Clinician's Guide to Exercise Prescription

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  • As a participant in Exercise is Medicine you will meet with an exercise technologist for an initial fitness assessment, goal development, and exercise prescription. You will also receive a 2-week pass to the Center for Health & Fitness to experience new forms of exercise and work with our professionals. We'll report your participation and progress to your doctor and complete a reassessment after 3-6 months.

    Your Exercise is Medicine prescription is FREE. There are no charges for your visit with the exercise technologist, and your insurance will not be billed.

  • Talk to your doctor about a prescription to the Exercise is Medicine program at the FirstHealth Center for Health & Fitness - Pinehurst and make physical activity part of your life and health care plan.

    Learn how fitness and lifestyle can improve your overall health during “Exercise is Medicine on Campus,” a free upcoming program at Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®).

    Date

    Friday 19 June 2015
    to Saturday 20 June 2015

    2 day

    Venue Royal Society of Medicine
    1 Wimpole Street
    LONDON
    W1G 0AE
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    Sport & Exercise Medicine Section

    Accreditation

    10 credits

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    Prepare for & take your ACSM Exercise is Medicine® Credential exam during our 2-day, in-person workshop. Register for an upcoming workshop near you to learn from industry experts and earn your EIM credential.

It bears repeating. Exercise truly is medicine.

I have always had a passion for exercise since I received my first set of weights from Sears and a chin-up bar for my doorway at age 10. I was hooked. Over the years, I saw what it did to my outer body but never considered the deeper systemic effects. In four years of medical school, there was hardly a mention of exercise. My medical school, Temple University Med School, was considered quite progressive, and was one of only a handful of med schools in the U.S. that had a course, albeit short, on nutrition. But not a peep on exercise. Unfortunately, things are not much different now. When I was in my training to become an orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine, a medical journal, The Physician and Sportsmedicine, had a T-shirt that said "Exercise Is Medicine." It struck a chord with me that changed the way I think about exercise, and those three simple words profoundly influenced my career and how I treat my patients. Interestingly, in recent years, the American College of Sports Medicine has started an "Exercise Is Medicine" initiative, and it's been long overdue.