The American Academy of Family Physicians initiative Americans In Motion–Healthy Interventions (AIM-HI) defines fitness as a combination of physical activity, healthy eating, and emotional well-being. Fitness is the treatment of choice for preventing and managing overweight, obesity, and many other chronic conditions. Through fitness education, physicians can encourage changes in patient behavior with the goal of better overall health.
Make fitness the treatment of choice in your practice. Download the AIM-HI Practice Manual(28 page PDF) to learn how to:
Order other AIM-HI tools and resources from the AAFP catalog (free for AAFP members) and find practical tips to help you implement AIM-HI in your practice.
AIM-HI has developed handouts that you can share with your patients to keep them on track between visits. View AIM-HI's printable, downloadable patient education handouts.
— Chester Fox, MD
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Obesity and Fitness