In the UK 1 in 4 people do less than 30 minutes of activity per week and 1 and 6 deaths are due to physical inactivity. 1 and 4 patients would be more active if spoken to by a doctor or nurse.
This session is delivered by Dr Helen Garr, Public Health England Clinical Champion for physical activity, and is aimed at teams of healthcare professionals and reviews the epidemiological and biological evidence for physical activity on health.
It will improve your understanding of physical activity’s potential for clinical impact and increase confidence in delivering physical activity brief interventions to patients as a method of clinical care.
The objectives include
- Become familiar with the definitions, guidelines and evidence base for physical activity and inactivity.
- Understand the importance of physical activity for prevention and management of disease.
- Develop understanding and knowledge in integrating physical activity and brief interventions into clinical practice.
- Learn how to utilise the behaviour change model to apply very brief interventions into clinical practice.
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