Welcome

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...

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…)

Progress Made on Physical Activity Guidelines Initiative

As a member of the Federal Physical Activity Guidelines Coalition, we are pleased to report significant progress being made in Washington, D.C. 

In a letter to U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Sebelius, the Coalition was able to obtain bipartisan support from Congress urging her to begin the process of reviewing and renewing the federal physical activity guidelines issued in 2008.

The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans include recommendations of the types and amounts of physical activity that people of any age or ability level should perform to gain important health benefits.  Because of the rapidly evolving nature of our scientific understanding of the benefits of exercise, we believe the guidelines must be reviewed at least every five years, as are federal dietary guidelines.

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