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What Healthcare Professionals Should Know About Exercise

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Overview / Abstract:

One of the foremost causes of the obesity epidemic is the fact that few people engage in leisure-time physical activity. According to data published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately one-half of U.S. adults do not perform the minimum amount of exercise needed to prevent diseases, such as diabetes and high blood pressure. One in four adults do not perform any exercise at all. This is despite the fact that the benefits of exercise are well-documented; including reducing the risk of heart disease, improving glycemic control in diabetes, improving blood pressure, alleviating depression, and generally preventing morbidity and mortality.

This course will review the physiology and mechanics of exercise, but more importantly, it will include the information necessary for physicians and other healthcare professionals to provide practical advice for patients starting an exercise program.


Nov 30, 2013


Nurse Practitioner , Nursing CNE, Physician CME, Physician Assistant CME





Credits / Hours

5 continuing education credits

Presenters / Authors / Faculty

John J. Whyte, MD, MPH

Activity Specialities / Related Topics

Internal Medicine

Keywords / Search Terms

NetCE obesity epidemic physiology of exercise

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