If you have medical conditions such as hypertension or diabetes mellitus or a sedentary lifestyle, you may likely benefit from physical activity.
Exercise is considered an important adjunct to the prescription of drugs for certain medical conditions.
Research has proven that exercise, at the correct intensity and duration, not only improves the quality of life – it also decreases the incidence of disease, chronic health conditions and obesity.
Exercise Is Medicine Singapore (EIMS) is a programme spearheaded by Singapore Sport and Exercise Medicine Centre @ CGH (SSMC@CGH) to make physical activity and exercise a standard part of preventing and treating diseases.
It aims to train and equip healthcare and fitness professionals with the necessary skills, tools and resources to prescribe exercise in the right dose to prevent and treat over 40 common chronic health conditions for patients and the public.
EIMS draws principles from the Exercise is Medicine™ global initiative by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM).
Visit our EIMS certified physicians at SSMC@CGH if you are interested to start an exercise programme to help prevent, treat and manage your chronic health conditions.