EXERCISE IS MEDICINE

WorkoutWith has been observing and commenting on the trend for a closer cooperation between medical professionals and health professionals.

To our delight we have found more evidence in a report published October 2016.

The Role of Fitness Professionals in Public Health

Is an 18 page report that you can read when you click here.  THIS IS MUST READ REPORT IF YOU ARE AN EXERCISE PROFESSIONAL AS IT AFFECTS YOUR FUTURE CAREER AND CPD.

The stand-out statement in the report says it all.

The former president of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), Robert Sallis, argued:

We must begin to merge the fitness industry with the healthcare industry if we are going to improve world health.…With a wealth of evidence in hand, it is time for organized medicine to join with fitness professionals to ensure that patients around the world take their exercise pill. There is no better way to improve health and longevity. (R. E.Sallis, 2009 Sallis, R. E. (2009). Exercise is medicine and physicians need to prescribe it!

A short blog, there is no substitute for reading the report and it dovetails nicely with our previous blog about a career path and CPD for fitness pros.

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