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  • CNN features ACSM members, promotes principals behind Exercise is Medicine®

    by Guest Blogger | Nov 15, 2016

    ACSM members Dr. Jordan Metzl and Dr. Jennifer Trilk were quoted in a feature article published on last week. Metzl discusses the benefits of exercise for health, while Trilk talks about incorporating education about exercise into medical school training. Trilk works for the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville, which is one of the first institutions in the nation to lead that charge; clinical exercise physiology is already required teaching in all four years of the Greenville med school’s curriculum as a way to educate future physicians on the health benefits of exercise. Read the full article, “Exercise, it’s what the doctor ordered.”

    To address the rapid progression of chronic diseases and skyrocketing health care costs, the USC School of Medicine, the Greenville Health System and the Y joined Exercise is Medicine®(EIM), a global health initiative managed by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), along with the American Council on Exercise (ACE) and the Medical Fitness Association (MFA) to announce a new collaboration called the Exercise is Medicine Solution. The partnership and the EIM Solution bring together health care systems, clinicians, fitness professionals and community resources to affect positive health outcomes and reduce health care costs. The announcement was made at the National Press Club in February in Washington D.C. and included a keynote by 18th U.S. Surgeon General Regina Benjamin, M.D. View video from that event here.

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