The prescription is exercise
Research has proven that exercise, at the correct intensity and duration, not only improves the quality of life – it decreases the incidence of disease, chronic health conditions and obesity. Our nation faces growing health problems including a variety of chronic diseases and health complications such as: obesity, heart problems, diabetes, hypertension, cancer, depression and anxiety, arthritis, and osteoporosis. Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA), in partnership with the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), invites you to be a part of history.
A health care call to action - join us as we embark on a nationwide campaign to initiate a conversation between health care providers and every Australian.
This website can provide you with some important information and simple tools for using exercise as a ‘medicine’ to assist you in staying active and improving your quality of life. If you would like further information or support on how to safely increase your physical activity levels, we recommend you speak to your GP or an Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP).