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Exercise is Medicine

What if there was one medicine so powerful in maintaining and improving health that it could prevent and treat dozens of diseases, including diabetes, hypertension, heart disease and obesity? Good news: there is. 


Exercise can treat and prevent many diseases, and we are committed to making fitness as accessible as possible. The Exercise is Medicine (EIM) program hosted by FirstHealth Fitness allows providers to refer patients to FirstHealth Fitness centers with exercise prescriptions. In partnership with their doctors, participants meet with an exercise specialist to develop and reach goals that will improve their health.


Bobby Johnson, of Rockingham, N.C., details his experience with Exercise is Medicine program and how it changed his life following a hospital stay.



You may be a good fit for EIM if you currently get less than 150 minutes of physical activity per week, are at risk for chronic disease or are dealing with chronic conditions, such as diabetes and high blood pressure. Talk to your provider about receiving an EIM referral and Exercise Prescription. We look forward to training with you soon. Download the Referral Form

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