Exercise is Medicine

Our Vision

For physical activity and exercise a standard part of a program to prevent global disease and medical treatment paradigm.

For physical activity to be considered by all providers of health care as a vital sign in every patient visit, and that patients are effectively counseled and referred as to their physical activity and health needs, which leads to a general improvement of public health and long-term reduction in the cost of medical care.

Exercise is the medicine will be a sustainable global initiative that:

  1. Create a broad awareness that exercise is indeed medicine.
  2. It "level of physical activity," a standard question of vital signs at each patient visit.
  3. It helps doctors and other health care providers to become its effectiveness in counseling and referral regarding physical activity needs.
  4. Leads to policy changes in public and private sectors that support physical activity counseling and referral in the clinical setting.
  5. Produce an expectation among the public and patients that their health care providers should and will ask about and prescribe exercise.
  6. Appropriately encourages physicians and other health care providers to become physically active.

Guiding Principles

  • Exercise and physical activity are important for health and the prevention and treatment of many chronic diseases.
  • More should be done to address physical activity and exercise in health centers.
  • Multi-organization efforts to achieve a greater focus on physical activity and exercise in health centers are encouraged.

Contact Us

Dr. Carolina Donated, MD.
Regional Center Coordinator EIM
Latin America
Phone: (571) 339-49-49 ext 1227
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Dr. John Duperly, MD., PhD.
President of EIM in Colombia
Phone: (571) 215-14-69
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Dr. Felipe Araya Ramires, PhD.
President of EIM in Costa Rica
Phone: (506) 2237-8321
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District Fundação
Zip Code 09520-320
São Caetano do Sul - SP
Brazil
Phone: (11) 4229-8980
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