New Exercise is Medicine National Centre Comes to Ireland

first_imgWATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads University you Limerick campus aerialPhoto: True MediaUniversity of Limerick and the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) announce the launch of the Exercise is Medicine® (EIM) Ireland National Centre.The Centre aims to make physical activity a standard part of Ireland’s disease prevention and treatment health care system. Ireland joins 37 other countries that have established an Exercise is Medicine National Centre to combat physical inactivity and improve the health of citizens.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up As host institution, University of Limerick oversaw the formation of the EIM Ireland National Centre.UL partnered with several other national organizations and academic partners to create the Centre, including the Health Service Executive, University College Dublin, Dublin City University, Waterford Institute of Technology, Athlone Institute of Technology, Royal College of Surgeons Ireland, the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine, Sport Ireland, exercise and sport medicine physicians, and allied health professionals.A representative from each organization will serve on the Centre’s advisory board and provide strategic guidance on annual goals and activities.ACSM launched its global Exercise is Medicine health initiative in 2007 to encourage health care providers to include physical activity when designing treatment plans and to refer patients to evidence-based exercise programs and qualified exercise professionals.EIM ultimately seeks to make physical activity assessment and promotion a standard in clinical care, connecting health care with evidence-based resources for people everywhere and of all abilities. EIM partners with multi-sector institutions around the world to advance this mission.Initial goals for the EIM Ireland National Centre encompass the following:Promote physical activity as an integral part of disease prevention, care and cureEducate health care providers and allied health professionals on assessing physical activity as a vital sign of health, provide brief advice or counsel and refer patients to qualified health or fitness professionalsIncrease the number of individuals meeting national physical activity guidelinesIncrease the number of referrals to community-based exercise programsEstablish EIM On Campus at all major higher education institutions“We are delighted to partner with Exercise is Medicine and ACSM to establish EIM Ireland National Centre, a multi-sectoral collaborative effort that will facilitate growth and expansion in the education and training of healthcare providers and exercise professionals in the assessment, prescription, and implementation of physical activity,” said UL’s Matthew Herring, PhD, FACSM, Director of EIM Ireland National Centre, and Brian Carson, PhD, Deputy/Co-Director.“This is an important step forward in galvanising Exercise is Medicine across Ireland, and a critical opportunity for enhanced EIM collaborative activities in the European region.” Previous articleLimerick secure Camogie draw after scoreboard confusionNext articleWATCH: Limerick boss Sexton happy with performance amid scoring confusion Meghann Scully Facebook Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Twitter Linkedin Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Advertisementcenter_img Print WhatsApp Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Email RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick PostULUniversity of Limerick NewsEducationLimerickNew Exercise is Medicine National Centre Comes to IrelandBy Meghann Scully – February 4, 2020 840 last_img

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