Exercise is Medicine: Immunology, Cancer and the Exercise Rx
Exercise really is medicine! It’s one thing to tell your patient to exercise more, but it’s quite another to understand the immense breadth and depth of what is known in the exercise sciences. Exercise is well known to treat cardiac and metabolic disorders, but exercise scientists increasingly study how exercise can also modulate immune function which is a pressing need in current times. Exercise also factors as a key modality in primary and recurrent cancer treatments. These three presenters, all national experts in their respective disciplines, will take the audience through a tour of basic exercise science and clinical outcomes as applied to immune function and cancer treatments and finalize by showing you how to provide effective and targeted exercise prescriptions to your lifestyle medicine intervention toolkit.
- Explain the impact of physical activity in terms of prevention of disease, reduction in mortality rates, positive effects in the elderly and kids, and exercise as a clinical intervention for disease
- Outline the key components for exercise assessment and prescription in a clinical setting, including using an Exercise Vital Sign
- Describe the Exercise Is Medicine Global Health initiative and how it is related to health and disease