SASMA President, Dr. Jon Patricios, signs the Exercise is Medicine charter on behalf of Africa in Baltimore, USA, 5 June 2010
Exercise is Medicine Charter
First World Congress on Exercise is Medicine
American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting
Baltimore, June 1, 2010
This Charter is the product of the First Exercise is Medicine World Congress, held June 1-5, 2010 in Baltimore, MD in conjunction with the American College of Sports Medicine’s Annual Meeting.
Conferees participating in this World Congress include scientists and clinicians from countries across the globe who are dedicated to increasing understanding of how physical activity may be applied to meet individual and collective human needs for promoting quality of life, human health, and disease management on a global scale.
Primarily, this is a Charter aimed at motivating global action to affirm physical activity as an integral part of health promotion and disease prevention and treatment. The World Congress and this document build on and are inspired by the World Health Organization’s Global Strategy on Diet, Physical Activity and Health, and position Exercise Is MedicineTM to lead the development of scientific evidence, public policy and global action supporting physical activity as an integral part of health and wellness.