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30 minutes

GPs,GP trainees,Foundation doctors....

How does physical activity produce health benefits?

With multimedia video, learn how physical activity that can both prevent and treat major diseases such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, mental health problems, cancer, and arthritis.

Learning outcomes

After completing this module, you should understand:

  • How physical activity can reduce chronic inflammation
  • How physical activity can improve cellular health and slow ageing through mechanisms in the mitochondria
  • The mechanisms behind how physical activity that can both prevent and treat major diseases such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, mental health problems, cancer, and arthritis
  • The relationship between activity and body fat distribution.

Contributors:

William Bird

Peer reviewed by:

 Ricky Shamji, Dane Vishnubala

Release date

21 Oct 2014

Editorially reviewed date

28 Aug 2018

Accreditation

Accreditor credit Accreditation statement
ASCOFAME 0:30 hours BMJ Learning has assigned half an hour of CPD/CME credit to this module. BMJ Learning modules are being certified for ASCOFAME VIRTUAL (Colombia).
Austrian Academy of Physicians 0.5 credits, 0:30 hours BMJ Learning modules have been certified for DFT Punkte. DFT Punkte are accepted in Austria
Azerbaijan: The Scientific-Medical Council of the Ministry of Health of Azerbaijan Republic 1 credit, 1:00 hour The Scientific-Medical Council of the Ministry of Health of Azerbaijan Republic has formally accredited all BMJ Learning modules for medical doctor`s continuous professional development. Completion of one module is considered as the equivalent of 1 credit or 1 hour of learning.
BMJ Learning 1 credit, 1:00 hour BMJ Learning has assigned one hour of credit to this module
Bhutan Medical and Health Council 0.5 credits, 0:30 hours Bhutan Medical and Health Council has formally accredited all BMJ Learning online modules for continuous professional development. Bhutan Medical and Health Council will accept the CME credit provided by BMJ Learning to any registered members of Bhutan Medical and Health Council for renewal of their registration.
Delhi Medical Council 0.5 credits, 0:30 hours The Delhi Medical Council recognises BMJ Learning as being accredited for the purpose of continuous medical education (CME)/continuous professional development (CPD). Doctors can thus claim continuous professional development credits for their activity in BMJ Learning. Completion of one 30 minute module is considered the equivalent of 0.5 credits or half an hour of learning.
Dubai Health Authority 0.5 credits, 0:30 hours BMJ Learning is approved as a CME resource by the Dubai Health Authority (accreditation number 0013/18)
Kuwait Institute for Medical Specialization 0.5 credits, 0:30 hours Kuwait Institute for Medical Specialization (KIMS) of the Ministry of Health, State of Kuwait is the authority responsible for organising all aspects of postgraduate training of medical practitioners and other health professionals in Kuwait. Users within Kuwait can claim 30 minutes or 0.5 credit per half an hour of learning completed.
Lam Dong Medical College 1 credit, 1:00 hour This is to state that Lam Dong Medical College recognises BMJ Learning as being accredited for the purposes of continuing professional development in Vietnam. Healthcare professionals and doctors can claim continuing professional development credits for their activity on BMJ Learning.
Oman Medical Specialty Board 0.25 credits The Oman Medical Specialty Board accredits this module for 0.25 credit points under Category II
Pakistan Society of Family Physicians 1 credit, 1:00 hour The Pakistan Society of Family Physicians has assigned 1 hour of credit to this module.
Royal Australasian College of Physicians 0:30 hours The RACP does not accredit CPD activities, but MyCPD Program guidelines state that fellows can claim a maximum of 50 credits per year for online learning under 'Category 6 - Other Learning Activities'.
Swiss Society of General Internal Medicine 1 credit, 1:00 hour The Swiss Society of General Internal Medicine has accredited BMJ Learning for the purpose of CPD.
The Ministry of Internally Displaced Persons from Occupied Territories, Health, Labour and Social Affairs of Georgia 1 credit, 1:00 hour The Ministry of Internally Displaced Persons from Occupied Territories, Health, Labour and Social Affairs of Georgia has assigned 1 hour of CPD/CME credit to this module.
The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners 0.5 credits, 0:30 hours RNZCGP endorses the British Medical Journal online CME programmes
The University of Conakry 1 credit, 1:00 hour This is to state that the University of Conakry recognizes BMJ Learning resources as being accredited for the purposes of continuing professional development in Guinea. Doctors can thus claim continuing professional development credits for their activity on BMJ.
UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention 1 credit, 1:00 hour This Program has been awarded 1 CPD Credit Hour by the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention.
Ukrainian Ministry of Health 1 credit, 1:00 hour The Ukrainian Ministry of Health has assigned 1 hour of CPD/CME credit to this module.
University of Health Sciences Lahore 1 credit, 1:00 hour University of Health Sciences Lahore has assigned 1 hour of credit to this module.