The Power of Walking

States the CDC’s, and the American College of Sports Medicine’s recommendations for daily physical activity for adults, children, and adolescents. Describes the health benefits of walking. Explains how walking can reduce the risk of various diseases, including diabetes, heart disease, cancer, depression, and dementia. Describes how walking can benefit children, adults, pregnant women, and the elderly. Identifies the physical, occupational, and other therapeutic benefits of walking. Outlines how to start and maintain a walking program.
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Hour 1

  1.    Introduction
  2.    The Widespread Diabetes Epidemic
  3.    Types of Exercise
  4.    A Closer Look at the Benefits of Walking
  5.    Walking is Good for Everyone

Hour 2

  1.    How to Start a Walking Program
    1.    Setting Goals
    2.    How to Track Your Progress
    3.    Making Walking Routine
    4.      Use a Pedometer
    5.    Fitness Walking
    6.    Treadmill Walking
    7.    Problems and Warning Signs

Hour 3

  1.    Walking and Rehabilitation
  2.    Conclusion
  3.    Post-Test

 

Learning Objectives

  1. State the CDC’s, and the American College of Sports Medicine’s recommendations for daily physical activity for adults, children, and adolescents.
  2. Describe the health benefits of walking.
  3. Explain how walking can reduce the risk of various diseases, including diabetes, heart disease, cancer, depression, and dementia.
  4. Describe how walking can benefit children, adults, pregnant women, and the elderly.
  5. Identify the physical, occupational, and other therapeutic benefits of walking.
  6. Outline how to start and maintain a walking program.
Instructor M. O'Brien, M.D.
Instructor A. St. Charles, Ph.D., R.D., L.D.N.
Contact Hours: 3
# of Pages 57
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