EIM Australia is focused on encouraging health care providers, with a specific focus on doctors, nurses and aboriginal health workers, to review and assess every patient’s physical activity levels at every visit. Patients should be counselled on exercise regimens, and provided with an exercise prescription or referral to an accredited exercise physiologist, accredited exercise scientist or appropriately qualified allied health professional.
To make physical activity and exercise a standard component of chronic disease prevention and management.
Exercise is Medicine® Australia three guiding principles
The three guiding principles of Exercise is Medicine® Australia, are designed to improve the health and well-being of all Australians through regular physical activity prescription from primary healthcare providers with a specific focus on doctors, nurses and aboriginal health workers. The guiding principles are as follows:
- Physical activity and exercise are important to health and the prevention and treatment of many chronic diseases;
- More should be done to address physical activity and exercise in primary healthcare settings; and
- Support the referral of patients to appropriately trained allied health professionals to deliver exercise services for the prevention and treatment of chronic disease.
Our strategic plan