Physical activity is an important and historically underutilized form of medicine. Movement and exercise are critical for people’s best health and are effective as prevention and treatment in chronic disease.
This 2.5-hour workshop will discuss all aspects of physical activity in health, how to most effectively engage your patients in less sedentary and more physically active lifestyles, and how to provide individualized exercise prescription.
This Group Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 2 Mainpro+ credits
Primary care physicians, sports medicine health care professionals, nurse practitioners, nurses, physiotherapists, kinesiologists, athletic therapists, personal trainers and anyone interested in learning more about the critical role movement and exercise plays in health.
At the end of the course, the learner will understand:
- The harms of sedentary behaviour and physical inactivity in the development of chronic disease
- The benefits of physical activity and exercise in cognitive, emotional and physical health
- The difference between sedentary behaviour, physical inactivity, physical activity, cardiorespiratory exercise, strength and implication of each of these on health
- The Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines for patients of ALL ages
- Who is “safe” to exercise, how to screen for higher risk patients and what to do about it
- The fundamentals of providing individualized physical activity counselling and exercise prescription
- Useful health care practitioner resources + patient resources