Exercise is Medicine
What if there was one medicine so powerful in maintaining and improving health that it could prevent or treat dozens of diseases, such as diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, and obesity? There is!!!!!
Ask you healthcare professional how you can benefit from an exercise prescription.
Physical inactivity is a leading cause of death in Canada. Just 150 minutes of exercise a week reduces your risk of death by treating and preventing heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, stroke, and more.
Evolution Physiotherapy is proud to have been one of the first facilities in Canada to join the American College of Sports Medicine’s (ACSM) Exercise is Medicine® network. A few years later, Exercise is Medicine Canada (EIMC) was created. We are a proud to be a member of the EIMC Professional Network, as an EIMC Provider. Our team supports its guiding principles, and we believe that:
- Exercise and physical activity are important to health and the prevention and treatment of many chronic diseases;
- More should be done to address physical activity and exercise in health care settings; and
- We should encourage a greater focus on physical activity and exercise in health care settings
See our blog post for May, with further information on Exercise is Medicine.
Click on the following link for recommendations on Exercising with Osteoarthritis.
See our Learn section for further Exercise is Medicine resources.