Meeting Archive:
Target: BP Webinar - Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans


Meeting Description:
This one-hour live webinar will train physicians and clinical teams on the second edition of the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, the benefits of increased physical activity and how physical activity is a proven nonpharmacological intervention effective for the prevention and treatment of hypertension. Attendees will also learn the evidence behind the revised physical activity guidelines and strategies to more effectively address lifestyle and behavior change with patients in practice.
While nearly 80 percent of adults are not currently meeting the key guidelines for both aerobic and muscle-strengthening activity, the new edition aims to reverse this statistic by providing recommendations on inspiring patients to become more active, as well as addressing the benefits and perceived barriers to physical activity.
Learning objectives
•  Define the list of health benefits credited to physical activity
•  Describe what patients need to do to achieve those benefits
•  Outline the types, volumes and intensities associated with those benefits
•  Identify resources that can support clinic staff and patients to learn more about increased physical activity as a lifestyle intervention for treating hypertension
•  Define the respective amount of weekly physical activity recommended for youth, adults, and older adults
Date: Thu, Jan 31, 2019
Time: 12:00 PM CST
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): Target: BP Initiative Team
 Presenter Information
Katrina L. Piercy, PhD, RD, ACSM-CEP
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Katrina Piercy is a Physical Activity and Nutrition Advisor in the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion in the United States Department of Health and Human Services. She also serves as a dietitian officer in the United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps. Dr. Piercy advises agency and departmental officials on current physical activity and nutrition science to inform policies and programs related to health promotion and disease prevention. This past year, she guided the federal writing team to synthesize the Advisory Committee’s Scientific Report, agency, and public comments into the second edition of the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans.

Liz Joy, MD, MPH
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Dr. Joy is the Medical Director for Community Health, Nutrition Services, and the Office of Health Promotion and Wellness at Intermountain Healthcare in Salt Lake City, UT. Dr. Joy practices Family Medicine and Sports Medicine at the Salt Lake LiVe Well Center. She is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Utah School of Medicine in the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, and in the College of Health Department of Nutrition & Integrative Physiology. Dr. Joy is the Past President of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), and the Female Athlete Triad Coalition. She serves on the Exercise Is Medicine Governance Committee for the ACSM, chairs the EIM Clinical Practice Committee, and chairs the Healthcare Workgroup for the National Physical Activity Plan.