Exercise is Medicine (EIM)

Exercise is Medicine (EIM)

In 2014, Aspetar – Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Hospital, through its leading Healthy Lifestyle Programme (HLP), became a regional reference centre for Exercise is Medicine® (EIM).

EIM is a non-profit initiative launched by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the American Medical Association (AMA) which calls for physical activity and exercise to be standard parts of disease prevention and medical treatment, urging healthcare providers to assess and review patients’ physical activity programmes at every visit.

As the first sports medicine hospital in the region to be adopted as a reference centre by EIM, Aspetar will introduce lifestyle medicine, and specifically physical activity, into the general medical practice to help people in the GCC region have a healthier lifestyle and prevent them from chronic diseases.