May 31, 2016

The Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology, (CSEP) is pleased to announce the appointment of Jonathon Fowles, PhD, CSEP-CEP, of Acadia University to the position of Chair, National Advisory Council, for Exercise is Medicine® Canada (EIMC).

Moving into its fifth year of partnership with CSEP, EIMC has made great strides in the field of exercise prescription and patient care in Canada, and under Dr. Fowles’ lead, will no doubt achieve further success.

“On behalf of the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology, I would like to extend my most sincere thanks to Dr. Brian MacIntosh for his exemplary leadership as Chair of the EIMC National Advisory Council through the inaugural years of the Exercise is Medicine Canada program,” said Dr. Phil Chilibeck, CSEP Chair.

On June 10-11, 2016, members of the EIMC-National Advisory Council, will meet to review strategic plans for the next membership year and years ahead. Looking forward to his first meeting with this multi-disciplinary group of healthcare professionals, Dr. Fowles is driven by a passion for the cause, ‘’The great majority of the Canadian population is not sufficiently active to achieve health benefits from physical activity, even though physical activity or exercise can prevent or significantly reduce the prevalence of most chronic disease. With increasing numbers of Canadians suffering from a range of conditions including diabetes, cancer and heart disease there has never been a more critical time to change how we treat chronic condition prevention and management in Canada, with the inclusion of exercise as part of the equation.”

Proudly supported by the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology, EIMC advocates for physical activity as a ‘vital sign’ and that exercise be a critical part of the prescription for healthy, active living, and in turn, better quality of life for Canadians.

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About Exercise is Medicine® Canada

Exercise is Medicine® Canada (EIMC) is a movement to encourage a healthy lifestyle among Canadians. EIMC programs are based on abundant evidence that physical activity and exercise reduce the risk of chronic disease.

Exercise is Medicine® is a global initiative. Launched by the American College of Sports Medicine in 2007, EIM now has a presence in several countries around the globe. The Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP) launched EIM in Canada in 2012.

About the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology

Since 1967, CSEP has been Canada’s voice and resource for exercise physiology, health and fitness, providing leadership in research, education and practice to improve health outcomes for Canadians. True to its mandate in promoting evidence-based research and practice throughout the development of standards, policies, and guidelines, it upholds its title as the Gold Standard in Exercise Science and Personal Training.

Media Contacts
 Kaleigh Maclaren,
Communications Coordinator, Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology
(613) 234-3755 x231,

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