The Larry Golding Keynote Exercise is Medicine®: The Importance of Connecting Fitness with Healthcare, at the 2017 ACSM Health & Fitness Summit was presented by Robert E. Sallis, M.D., Kaiser Permanente, Fontana, CA.
The broad ranging health benefits of regular physical activity cannot be denied and it is clear that exercise is a powerful medicine that should be prescribed by healthcare providers to all their patients. To help make this happen, a Physical Activity Vital Sign (PAVS) should be used in all patient encounters and fitness professionals should become part of the healthcare team to design exercise regimens for patients. This lecture outlines a plan to make this an actionable reality – after all, Exercise is Medicine (EIM).
Recording Courtesy of ACSM Health & Fitness Summit