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193016 - How to Treat quiz: Exercise as medicine

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How to Treat quiz: Exercise as medicine

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Physical inactivity has an array of harmful health effects and has been described as the major public health problem of our time. There is a linear relationship between physical activity and health status, with those maintaining an active lifestyle generally being healthier and living longer. Increasing physical activity has the potential to prevent and/or treat most of the major diseases of modern society, including heart disease, diabetes, cancer and depression.

Learning outcomes
  • List the recommendations for exercise in the various age groups.
  • Identify the patient and practitioner barriers to implementing and prescribing physical activity
  • List the health benefits conferred by exercise.
  • Implement strategies into practice to assist patients to increase their physical activity.
  • Domains of General Practice

    D1. Communication skills and the patient-doctor relationship

    D2. Applied professional knowledge and skills

    D3. Population health and the context of general practice

    D4. Professional and ethical role

    D5. Organisational and legal dimensions

    Curriculum Contextual Units
    • Adult health
    • Care of older people
    • Musculoskeletal and sports medicine
    193016 - How to Treat quiz: Exercise as medicine
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    1 hr
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