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Exercise is Medicine

Exercise Is Medicine is a multi-organizational global initiative launched in November 2007 by the American College of Sports Medicine and American Medical Association.

It was developed to encourage primary care physicians to include exercise when designing treatment plans for patients. Exercise is Medicine calls on doctors to prescribe exercise to their patients.

Committed to the belief that exercise and physical activity are integral in the prevention and treatment of diseases, and should be assessed as part of medical care and integrated into every primary care office visit.

Central Washington University has answered the call to develop a support system for those students with conditions that can be treated with exercise in conjunction to standard care.  University Recreation has partnered with the Student Medical and Counseling Clinic to provide support for students that could be helped through a well-designed exercise regimen.

For more information ask about Exercise is Medicine at your next appointment at the Health Center or you can contact us at

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