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Summary of Week 1

We have just scratched the surface of what is a complex and compelling subject. This week we have given a broad introduction to exercise prescription and you have:

  • Studied the definitions of physical activity, exercise, and sedentary behaviour, and explored the METS values for different physical activities.
  • Examined how the body responds to acute and chronic physical exercise.
  • Explored the evidence behind exercise prescription, and watched how a clinical exercise program can have an impact on patient rehabilitation.
  • Reflected on physical activity guidelines and your perceptions behind exercise prescription.

Thinking about these elements:

  • How will you apply what you have learned this week with your own patients, or in your own daily life?

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Exercise Prescription for the Prevention and Treatment of Disease

Trinity College Dublin

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