Presented by the Society of Behavioral Medicine

Brief Description of Topic and Sub-Topics:

Physical activity evidence base for efficacy and implementation in obesity treatment and prevention through the lifespan.

Target Audience: Clinical scientists, clinicians, public health

Educational Objectives:

  • To understand the evidence base and its limitations for physical activity in treatment and prevention of obesity through the lifespan (childhood, pregnancy/postpartum, adulthood, and aging).
  • Best practices for implementation of physical activity prescription and promotion in various settings.

8:30am Physical activity in childhood obesity, and translation to school policy.
Catherine L Davis, PhD FTOS
8:50am Physical activity and obesity in pregnancy and postpartum.
Lanay Mudd, PhD
9:10am Integrating physical activity in primary care practice.
Mona AuYoung, PhD
9:30am Implementation of physical activity prescription in low-income primary care clinics.
Sherri Sheinfeld Gorin, PhD
9:50am 10 min discussion