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78% of adults

don't meet the national physical activity guidelines for both aerobic and muscle-strengthening activity.​

$190 billion

is the annual cost of obesity-related illness, including chronic disease, disability and death in the U.S.​

30 min. a day

of moderate-intensity aerobic activity at least five days a week can have a big effect on health.​


Our Mission

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Advance the science of exercise as medicine. 

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Patient Care

Provide evidence-based exercise prescriptions.

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Communicate the importance of exercise for health.



Engage local communities with physical activity programs.

The team behind the Johns Hopkins Center for Dynamic Health has a mission to improve the health of individuals, communities and the world by exploring the links between exercise and disease. The center aims to foster innovative research, educationpatient care and community involvement, with the goal of advancing treatment for conditions that can be affected by exercise. 

The center is looking for financial support to help turn its mission into reality.

  • Support

    Donate to support our research, clinical and educational activities.

  • Symposium

    Learn about our annual Exercise as Medicine Symposium. The next event is planned for April 12, 2019.

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Featured Article

5 Ways Exercise Is Even Healthier Than You Thought

With help from smartphones and wearable devices that automatically track movement, scientists are learning how bicep curls, jogging and other workouts can help prevent or slow the progression of conditions as varied as glaucoma, diabetes and depression.

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Please complete our secure online giving form and choose Center for Dynamic Health under gift designation.

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Mail your giving form to:
Donna Clare
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Johns Hopkins Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
601 N. Caroline St., Suite 5251
Baltimore, MD 21287

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