The Importance of Physical Activity in the COVID-19 Era
We have witnessed the wide-ranging impact a global pandemic has had on all aspects of our lives. Communities regularly face natural disasters such as hurricanes, flash flooding, and forest fires and other emergencies. All of these events impact community health, in particular, the ability for children and their families to stay active. This course provides practical strategies to help patients and their families increase physical activity levels during times when access to traditional fitness opportunities are scarce.
As a result of this educational activity, learners will be able to:
- Review recommendations for physical activity levels in various age groups and discuss NHANES data on those meeting activity recommendations.
- Discuss the implications of no/minimal physical activity including:
- Impact on childhood obesity and associated health consequences throughout life
- Impact on bone accrual and overall bone health
- Understand benefits of exercise outside of physiologic outcomes including sleep, quality of life, and academic achievement.
- Discuss exercise deficit disorder and implementation strategies for assessing physical activity and literacy in clinical practice.
Adam Norton, MD, is an Associate Physician of Orthopedics and Sports Medicine at Springfield Clinic, Springfield, Illinois. He is also the team physician at Illinois College. Dr. Norton recently completed a fellowship in the University of Wisconsin Primary Care Sports Medicine (PCSM) fellowship program.
It is the policy of the University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP that the faculty, authors, planners, and other persons who may influence content of this CE activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial interests* in order to allow CE staff to identify and resolve any potential conflicts of interest. Faculty must also disclose any planned discussions of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during the educational activity.
* The ACCME defines a commercial interest as any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients. The ACCME does not consider providers of clinical service directly to patients to be commercial interests.
Disclosure of Unlabeled Use: The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP advises the participant that this continuing medical education activity does NOT contain reference(s) to unlabeled or unapproved uses of drugs or devices
For this educational activity all conflicts of interests have been resolved and detailed disclosures are listed below:
|In support of improving patient care, the University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.|
Credit Designation Statements
American Board of Pediatrics
Successful completion of this CME activity, which included participation in the activity, with individual assessment of the participant and feedback to the participant, enables the participant to earn 0.75 MOC points in the American Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABP MOC credit.
American Medical Association (AMA)
The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP designates this live activity for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP designates this live activity for a maximum of 0.75 ANCC contact hour.
Continuing Education Units
The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP, as a member of the University Professional & Continuing Education Association (UPCEA), authorizes this program for 0.075 continuing education units (CEUs) or 0.75 hour.
- 0.75 MOC: ABP Lifelong Learning Points (Part II)
- 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 0.75 ANCC Contact Hours
- 0.75 University of Wisconsin–Madison Continuing Education Hours
- 0.75 Approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
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