Exercise is Medicine

An initiative focused on encouraging primary care physicians and other health care providers to include physical activity when designing treatment plans for patients. EIM is committed to the belief that physical activity is integral in the prevention and treatment of diseases and should be regularly assessed and “treated” as part of all medical care. Physical inactivity is a fast-growing public health problem and contributes to a variety of chronic diseases and health complications, including obesity, heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, cancer, depression and anxiety, arthritis, and osteoporosis.

As of April 18th, 2018 the University of Richmond is now officially registered in the EIM on Campus program. We are in the process of reviewing resources to assist with implementing EIM on our campus including use of the EIM on Campus logo to use for promotional purposes and working with Communication to include this in our larger communications efforts.