Exercise is Medicine on Campus
Exercise is Medicine® on Campus (EIM-OC) is a program calling upon universities and colleges to engage in the promotion of physical activity as a vital sign of health. EIM-OC encourages faculty, staff and students to work together toward improving the health and well-being of the campus community.
If you are interested in joining the Exercise is Medicine® on Campus Club, please contact Camilla Ceccarelli (firstname.lastname@example.org) Eliana Bergdoll (email@example.com), or Jess Cote (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Making movement a part of the daily campus culture
- Assessing physical activity at every student health visit
- Providing students the tools necessary to strengthen healthy physical activity habits that can last a lifetime
- Connecting University health care providers with University health fitness specialists to provide a referral system for exercise prescription
Campus Recreation, KPE Department, and Cutler Health Center are partnering to bring this new and exciting health program to University of Maine.
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The Value of Physical Activity
Regular physical activity at the correct intensity is scientifically proven to reduce health risks for a number of chronic diseases.
- Reduces the risk of heart disease by 40%
- Reduces incidences of diabetes by about 50%
- Reduces incidences of high blood pressure by about 50%
- Reduces the risk of different types of cancers by 40-60%
- Colon cancer, breast cancer, lung cancer
- Reduces the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease by ⅓
- Reduces levels of depression as effectively as medication and behavioral therapy