Prescribing and Promoting Physical Activity

Prescribing and Promoting Physical Activity

Physical activity either through exercise or sports participation has many health benefits; strengthening of bones and muscles, cardiovascular and diabetes risk reduction, weight control benefits and mood enhancement.

In this week’s Discussion we will explore prescribing and promoting physical activity. Please answer the following:

  • As a practitioner, what are your thoughts about adolescents engaging in contact sports?
  • Cite at least 2 examples on how to promote physical activity among adolescents and young adults who do not participate in sports.
  • What are some considerations when prescribing physical activity among older adults?
  • Cite at least 2 examples on how to “prescribe” physical activity among older adults with multiple comorbidities.

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