The American College of Sports Medicine and the American Medical Association launched Exercise is Medicine®, a program designed to encourage faith-based communities to incorporate physical activity and nutrition into their daily routine.
Exercise is Medicine® and Pima County Health Department is calling on all faith-based communities to support exercise and healthy nutrition in their congregation.
The guiding principles to this toolkit are as follows:
- Understand the value of having a health and wellness program
- Describe the benefits of regular exercise and healthy nutrition for prevention and treatment of chronic diseases
- Identify the causes and risks of being overweight
- Identify the recommended physical activity and nutrition guidelines
We encourage you to use the toolkit information to make an exercise and nutrition consultation.
Made possible by funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Pima County Health Department. The trademark EXERCISE IS MEDICINE is used by permission from the American College of Sports Medicine.