This lecture provides an outline of the role that sedentary lifestyles play in the obesity epidemic. Teaching clients how to calculate their personal energy expenditure is an underutilized and necessary step to help them see what is needed to manage their own personal energy equation. Increased physical activity is widely agreed to be essential to successful long term weight management. Teaching clients how to incorporate short and multiple bouts of physical activity, use pedometers, increase everyday activities, and how to calculate price tags of food in steps result in increased physical activity and more successful weight management.
|Goal and Objective|
After participating in this activity, the viewer should be better able to:
1. Describe how to calculate calorie expenditure for walking
Estimated time to complete this activity is 22 minutes.
Physicians, diabetes educators, and other health care professionals who treat patients with diabetes.
DIETITIAN: PRESENT e-Learning Systems is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). Registered Dietitians (RDs) and Registered Dietetic Technicians (DTRs) will receive 1 continuing professional education units (CPEUs) for completion of this program/material.
Release Date: 03/05/2008 Expiration Date: 02/19/2014
Peer Review: on 03/05/2008