Exercise is Medicine

Collaboration Better Integrates Physical Activity Into Healthcare

Despite efforts to encourage exercise, physical inactivity remains the fourth leading risk factor for death worldwide. To address the rapid progression of chronic diseases and skyrocketing healthcare costs, Exercise is Medicine® announced in February a new international collaboration to bring together healthcare systems, providers, fitness professionals and community resources to better integrate physical activity into healthcare.

Exercise is Medicine® is a global health initiative managed by the American College of Sports Medicine, ACE and the Medical Fitness Association. The announcement signals a new phase of the Exercise is Medicine® initiative as it transfers from awareness and capacity building to implementing the Exercise is Medicine® Solution into institutions globally