Physical inactivity is the biggest public health problem in the United States. Although there are numerous health benefits associated with regular physical activity, many Americans are not meeting the U.S. National Physical Activity Guidelines.
In this webinar, Dr. JoAnn Eickhoff-Shemek discusses how the Exercise is Medicine© (EIM) initiative was developed to help healthcare providers encourage their patients to participate in a regular exercise program to address this public health problem. You'll learn how to implement EIM and integrate it into your wellness program.
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About Dr. JoAnn Eickhoff-Shemek
Dr. JoAnn Eickhoff-Shemek, professor emeritus, is a distinguished academician in the Exercise Science program at University of South Florida. She served as the founding coordinator of the USF undergraduate Exercise Science program. Dr. Eickhoff-Shemek is an internationally known researcher, author, and speaker in the area of legal liability, risk management and fitness safety. She has authored or co-authored numerous publications including 85 articles in refereed journals and 10 book chapters. She is the lead author of a groundbreaking, comprehensive textbook titled Risk Management for Health/Fitness Professionals: Legal Issues and Strategies. In addition to teaching academic courses in legal liability/risk management/fitness safety, she has taught courses in fitness management, worksite wellness, health behavior theories/models, stress management, and professional development. Prior to becoming a full-time academician in 1994, Dr. Eickhoff-Shemek worked as a health/fitness manager and consultant in various settings (e.g., community, clinical, and corporate) for nearly 20 years.