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Latest EIM News – July 2018

Highlights from Minneapolis More than 5,000 professionals from around the world gathered in Minneapolis, Minnesota at the end of May for the American College of Sports Medicine’s 35th Annual Meeting and 9th World Congress on Exercise is Medicine®. Attendees reconnected with friends, gained insights and celebrated several ACSM milestones, including EIM’s 10th anniversary. Here are just a few highlights: ·  …

Exercise Testing Vital in Managing Systemic Inflammatory Disease

Necessary to establish baselines, ensure patient safety by Wayne Kuznar , Contributing Writer Action Points Note that this cohort study of patients with lupus, ankylosing spondylitis, and rheumatoid arthritis found a significantly higher rate of exercise test abnormalities compared with healthy, sedentary controls. These abnormalities persisted after adjustment for confounders such as smoking, hypertension, and diabetes. An abnormal exercise test …

Effects of physical activity counselling in primary care: The Activity Counseling Trial (ACT)

Over the past two decades, researchers have demonstrated how physical activity (PA) can be incorporated into physician practice to improve patient health outcomes. Last month, we shared the results of the PACE trial, one of the first studies to examine PA counseling by physicians. Following in the footsteps of this study, the Activity Counseling Trial (ACT) investigated the effectiveness of …

EXERCISE IS MEDICINE: Fun Walk & Information Day

Invitation to attend EXERCISE IS MEDICINE: Fun walk & Information Day. An initiative to increase the awareness and importance of physical activity in the prevention and treatment of various lifestyle related health conditions.

May News from EXERCISE IS MEDICINE™

Louis Holtzhausen Program Director: Sports Medicine University of the Free State [email protected] Health care systems in the public and private sectors in South Africa find it difficult to keep up with the ever rising cost of health care. In fact, public health services are facing serious challenges to provide adequate services on many levels1. This article will propagate a way …