Active Lives: Transforming Our Patients and Ourselves


Friday, December 9, 2016 – Saturday, December 10, 2016
The Westin Boston Waterfront

Boston, Massachusetts



For comprehensive information about this course, including faculty, schedule, and pricing, please visit the Active Lives: Transforming Our Patients and Ourselves Website.

Most practices grapple with the challenge of enabling patients to be drivers of their own wellness regimen. Exercise is a vital part of Lifestyle Medicine, which not only prevents disease, but is integral to the treatment and management of many noncommunicable chronic diseases (NCD’s): type-2 diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, stroke, high cholesterol, many cancers including breast and colon, depression, anxiety, osteoarthritis, and sexual health issues.

This course offers proven strategies to counsel and motivate patients, and offers evidence-based tools and techniques to prescribe individualized exercise programs. Attendees receive the latest updates in exercise risks and outcomes, best practices for behavioral counseling, exercise demonstration techniques, and guidelines for patient-centered exercise prescription. Attendees will also have the opportunity to hone new skills through participation in exercise demonstration sessions and workshops for office-based fitness assessment. The economics of healthcare reform increasingly pressure clinicians to promote physical activity. This course provides education to stay at the forefront of this critical global trend and to lead by example in transforming our patients and ourselves to Active Lives.

An additional one-day pre-course on lifestyle medicine for children and adolescents will focus on the special challenges faced by clinicians who care for children and adolescents, providing them with the tools, research, and best practices to help their patients adopt and sustain more active, healthy lifestyles.


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