Chancellor of the University of Illinois Proclamation on Exercise

WHEREAS, October 2023 is Exercise is Medicine On Campus Month; and

WHEREAS, all members of the Illinois family are encouraged to speak with their health care provider about how physical activity and exercise may improve their personal health or help treat or prevent numerous chronic conditions, such as hypertension, cardiac disease and diabetes; and

WHEREAS, all health care providers are encouraged to talk to their patients about the health benefits of regular physical activity and to strongly recommend that their patients engage in appropriate exercise; and

WHEREAS, regular, moderate-intensity exercise has curative and protective health benefits; and WHEREAS, the health benefits of physical activity and exercise have the power to improve the quality of life for everyone; and

WHEREAS, a healthier community means cost savings, greater participation in the workforce and other benefits to society at large; and

WHEREAS, regular physical activity and exercise is indeed a powerful prescription, with great potential to improve the health of all people everywhere; and

WHEREAS, the American College of Sports Medicine and the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign call on health care organizations, health care professionals, regardless of specialty, to assess, to advocate for, and to review every patient's physical activity program during every comprehensive visit;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Robert J. Jones, Chancellor of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, hereby proclaim October 2023 as


at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and encourage all students, faculty and staff to participate in activities and observances relating to Exercise is Medicine® On Campus Month in the interests of better health and quality of life for all.

Robert J. Jones , Chancellor


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