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Join us as Allison Cannatella, health and fitness instructor, provides information on the East Jefferson General Hospital Exercise is Medicine program.

Exercise is Medicine is an initiative launched by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the American Medical Association (AMA) focused on encouraging health care providers to include exercise when designing treatment plans for patients.

The purpose of the program is to partner with physicians to lead patients to understand and act on using regular exercise as a method of treatment for attaining and maintaining health.

Exercise is Medicine is a 12-week program designed to help treat and prevent dozens of diseases, such as diabetes, hypertension, back pain, heart disease and obesity.

As a participant in Exercise is Medicine, you will meet with a Health Fitness Expert for an initial fitness assessment, goal development and exercise prescription. Your participation and progress will be reported to your doctor and a complete a reassessment will be done after weeks six and 12. Program includes meeting with a Health Fitness Expert and nutritionist every other week as well as:

  • One, 90 minute initial assessment with an exercise physiologist
  • Two, 60 minute assessments at weeks six and 12
  • One, 90 minute nutrition consult
  • One, 30 minute follow up nutrition consult

Cost for the 12-week program is just $192 or three easy payments of $64.

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Download this file (EIM_Form.pdf)Exercise is Medicine Referral Form[ ]561 kB