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Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans (Enduring)
This activity focuses on the AMA/AHA joint initiative Target: BP on the new Physical Activity Guidelines, the benefits of increased physical activity and how physical activity is a proven nonpharmacological intervention effective for the prevention and treatment of hypertension.
The 2017 ACC/AHA Guideline for the Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Management of High Blood Pressure in Adults recommends nonpharmacological interventions for patients with elevated BP or hypertension.
This activity reviews the revised physical activity guidelines and provides strategies to more effectively address lifestyle and behavior change with patients in practice.