EXERCISE IS MEDICINE
Live your best life.
Exercise prevents and manages multiple chronic diseases including diabetes, hypertension, heart disease and cancer. It is also proven to reduce your stress and anxiety levels. What prescription medicine can say all that?
Did you know? Eighty percent of adults 65 and older have at least one chronic condition, while 68% have two or more. Source: NCOA
Carle Health & Fitness Center’s Exercise is Medicine (EIM) program helps you navigate the challenges and limitations of chronic conditions, newly diagnosed diseases and long-term physical activity. Be partnered with an exercise professional who will develop a personalized plan so you can reach your health and wellness goals and live your best life.
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To provide a clinical to community care model that utilizes exercise and other lifestyle behavior change interventions for the prevention, management and rehabilitation of chronic disease, obesity and sedentary lifestyles.
The American Heart Association recommends that adults:
– Get at least 150 minutes per week of moderate-intensity aerobic activity or 75 minutes per week of vigorous aerobic activity, or a combination of both, preferably spread throughout the week.
– Add moderate- to high-intensity muscle-strengthening activity (such as resistance or weights) on at least 2 days per week.
Everyone! Exercise is proven to reduce stress and anxiety levels in all individuals. It also prevents and manages chronic conditions such as:
– High Blood Pressure
– Parkinson’s Disease
– Orthopedic Issues
– High Cholesterol
– Asthma/Lung Disease
– Multiple Sclerosis
– Mental Health Problems
– Cardiovascular Disease
If you have a chronic condition, you might have questions about exercising. Exercise and chronic disease: Get the facts – Mayo Clinic
The EIM model will help to establish a standard of care where health care providers assess the level of physical activity and/or presence of chronic disease and make referrals to community prevention programs in order to implement a clinical exercise program to include nutrition support coaching, healthy lifestyle education and behavior change interventions for those at risk for chronic disease.
For more information, please contact our Special Programs Coordinator, Jenna Souhrada by email or at (309) 433-9355.
Desired outcomes of the program will result in patients who are educated, motivated and empowered to continue participating in exercise programs as well as make healthy lifestyle choices.
In addition, the program will:
- – Increase readiness for change and self-efficacy to perform physical activity resulting in improved healthy behaviors and quality of life.
– Improve patient/community population health (Improve A1c, BP, lipids and body composition).
Better patient outcomes = A Healthier Community
Integrated Exercise Prescription
– Focus on exercise response to obesity, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, diabetes and pre-diabetes administered by a team of highly credentialed professionals.
– Applied principles of safe exercise progression based on individual evaluation, minimizing the risk of injury while allowing patients to have a positive experience while building confidence and skills needed to improve health outcomes.
– Recognizing the client’s readiness for change, this guided approach is based on behavior change theory incorporating strategies such as self-discovery, health education and developing accountability for health behaviors.
– Behavior change strategies and nutritional support are focused on multi-level interventions such as goal-setting and self-monitoring, social support, behavior reinforcement, problem solving and relapse prevention.
– This client-centered approach optimizes the patient’s responsibility for their own health and well-being.
All EIM participants receive full access to Carle Health & Fitness Center's medical fitness facility which includes:
WE ARE ALWAYS ACCEPTING PHYSICIAN REFERRALS!
Physicians – For more information, please contact our Wellness Manager, Jenna Souhrada by email or at (309) 433-9355.
Patients – Speak to your healthcare provider today to see how we can help you with your health and wellness goals.