How to Treat quiz: Exercise as medicine
Relevance to General Practice
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.
- On completion of this activity, the participant will be able to list the recommendations for exercise in the various age groups.
- On completion of this activity, the participant will be able to identify the patient and practitioner barriers to implementing and prescribing physical activity
- On completion of this activity, the participant will be able to list the health benefits conferred by exercise.
- On completion of this activity, the participant will be able to 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