Discover why exercise is important in treating and preventing diseases
Over recent years, the full health benefits of exercise have become well established. Perceptions within the healthcare sector of exercise and its prescription as a treatment have also changed dramatically.
On this course from Trinity College Dublin, you’ll explore the evolution of exercise prescription. You’ll learn about the role of exercise in the treatment of a variety of clinical populations including those with cardiovascular disease, paediatric conditions and cancer.
You’ll also consider the connection between exercise and mental health improvements.
This course is designed for healthcare professionals who wish to broaden their understanding of exercise prescription and physical activity as a tool to prevent and treat disease.
No previous experience or qualifications are required.
This course is designed for health professionals who know that exercise is important for health but may not be familiar with the specifics or the evidence base. Both are covered well - looking at a variety of conditions, from the obvious, like cardiovascular...
This course is designed for health professionals who know that exercise is important for health but may not be familiar with the specifics or the evidence base. Both are covered well - looking at a variety of conditions, from the obvious, like cardiovascular disease and diabetes where exercise is a standard treatment, to ones like respiratory disease and cancer where exercise is often avoided.
Lay people with an interest in using exercise to improve their own health or that or their family could easily follow the course although some of the language was quite technical.
Numerous links were provided, perhaps too many and it might have been better to highlight the more important ones for non-specialists.
Overall a good introduction to a complex and important topic. The takeaway message is that appropriate exercise can benefit everybody so what are you waiting for? Get started.