According to http://exerciseismedicine.org/canada/ October is Exercise Is Medicine month! Exercise is Medicine (EIM) is a global health initiative that is focused on encouraging primary health care physicians and other health care providers to include physical activity when designing treatment plans for patients and referring their patients to recognized Exercise Professionals. EIM is committed to the belief that physical activity is integral in the prevention and treatments of diseases and should be regularly assessed and treated as part of all health care.
The month of October was chosen to represent this movement to promote active living and physical activity to Canadians before we "hunker down" for the winter months. It also is promoted to students amongst campuses across the country now that school is back in session.
In honour of EIM month, book a physiotherapy appointment or gym training session to set you up for success this winter. Set a goal and make a plan to help keep you active for the long haul!