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 Healing Moves Foundation strives to engage our communities and encourage participation in all forms of  exercise.

The Healing Moves Foundation goes beyond addressing the preventive effects of physical activity, which include lowering the risk of developing chronic diseases and early death, to the beneficial therapeutic effects of exercise, which has been proven to help in the treatment of many medical conditions.

Our vision at the Healing Moves Foundation is to improve the quality of life of those people who are facing health challenges by giving them the opportunity to participate in specialized exercise programs.

It can feel lonely and frustrating living with a chronic illness or disability or trying to recover from medical treatment.  At the Healing Moves Foundation we strive to build community and create support for all of the people facing these challenges.

Our organization has joined the American College of Sports Medicine and the American Medical Association Exercise is Medicine™ network supporters.

We work with medical professionals in an effort to promote physical activity as part of a patient’s treatment plan.

The Healing Moves Foundation is also an active Supporting Organization of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS): Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans with a mission to help every person improve his or her overall health and to reduce the risk of many health problems.

Exercise is Medicine

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 treatment plan.

 

The guiding principles of Exercise is Medicine™ are shared by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the American Medical Association (AMA). They are designed to help improve the health and well-being of our nation through a regular physical activity prescription from doctors and other health care providers.

The guiding principles of Exercise is Medicine™ are as follows:

  • Exercise and physical activity are important to health and the prevention and treatment of many chronic diseases
  • More should be done to address physical activity and exercise in healthcare settings
  • ACSM and AMA are making efforts to bring a greater focus on physical activity and exercise in healthcare settings