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1. Welcome

Welcome to the Healing Moves Foundation website! Our organization recognizes that being physically active is one of the most important steps that people of all ages and abilities can take to improve their health and quality of life.  The...
Exercise is Medicine

2. Exercise is Medicine

The Healing Moves Foundation has joined the American Medical Association (AMA) and the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Exercise is Medicine™ network in an effort to promote physical activity as part of a patient’s...

Nevada Governor Sandoval joins Healing Moves Foundation to highlight the value of exercise

HMF-Proclamation---2015Governor Brian Sandoval and the State of Nevada have teamed up with the Healing Moves Foundation and the American College of Sports Medicine to celebrate May 2015 as Exercise is Medicine™ Month. Governor Sandoval signed the proclamation calling on health care organizations, physicians, and other professionals, regardless of specialty, to access, to advocate for, and to review every patient’s physical activity program during each comprehensive visit.

We are currently facing an “inactivity epidemic”.  The Exercise is Medicine™ initiative is committed to the belief that exercise and physical activity are integral to the prevention and treatment of chronic disease and should be regularly assessed as part of medical care.

Physical Activity Guidelines: A Letter to Congress

Boy playing Please help support the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans Act!  This bill would direct the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to prepare and promote physical activity guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence at least every ten years.  It would also require HHS to publish a midcourse report every five years highlighting best practices and continuing issues relating to physical activity.

Given the strong base of science and medicine that shows the benefits of exercise, every American needs to know the current physical activity recommendations to promote health and combat obesity. (more…)

Tips on Exercising After a Transplant

“When I was in the operating room before my liver transplant surgery, my team of doctors told me that I was quite healthy except for being in liver failure,” says liver recipient Debbie Pinjuv.   “It seemed like an odd statement to me then, but now I understand what my doctors were saying.  My other organs were still functioning, and I didn’t have a lot of additional medical problems.  The thing that kept me strong and helped me survive the seven year wait on the UNOS National Transplant List was the exercise I did throughout my illness.” (more…)

Rare But Strong Together!

We want to build a better world for patients with rare diseases!  “Solidarity” is this year’s theme stressing the importance and need for collaboration as well as mutual support in the field of rare diseases.February 29, 2012 marks the fifth international Rare Disease Day. On this day hundreds of patient organizations from more than 50 countries worldwide are organizing awareness-raising activities converging around the slogan “Rare but strong together”.

Rare diseases are life-threatening or chronically debilitating illnesses. Due to the low prevalence of each disease, medical experts are rare, knowledge is scarce, care offering inadequate, and research is limited. Very few cures exist. While the diseases are rare, collectively they affect more than 60 million people in the U.S. and Europe alone. Despite their great overall number, rare disease patients are the orphans of health systems which are often denied diagnosis, treatment and the benefits of research. (more…)

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