Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans
The activity consists of a 15 minute webinar on the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. The purpose of the webinar is to provide information on the physical activity guidelines and to assist physicians and other clinicians in facilitating counseling their patients on increasing their physical activity levels. Should you have technical questions, please contact the AMA Unified Service Center at 800-621-8335. Should you have questions regarding the content of the activity, please contact Janet Williams at or 312-464-5073.
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Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans
Release Date: February 1, 2013
Expiration Date: February 1, 2016


At the end of this activity, physicians should be able to:

  1. Summarize the recommended guidelines for children and adults.  
  2. Review the positive health effects associated with increasing physical activity levels.
  3. Develop a strategy to counsel patients about physical activity.

Target Audience
This activity is designed for family practice, internal medicine, pediatricians, other physicians who promote healthy lifestyles with their patients, nurses, medical assistants, physical therapist, and other health care providers.

Statement of Need
There is a need to provide education with counseling strategies to increase adherence to clinical guidelines for physical activity

Statement of Competency
This activity is designed to address the following ABMS/ACGME competencies: medical knowledge, interpersonal and communication skills, and evidence-based practice.

Accreditation Statement
The American Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement
The American Medical Association designates this enduring material for a maximum of .50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Receiving Your CME Credit
To claim AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, you must; 1) view the webinar in its entirety, 2) successfully complete the quiz answering 5 out of 7 questions correctly, and 3) complete the evaluation. 

CME Activity Planning Committee
Barry Dickinson, PhD - AMA CME Program Committee
Janet Williams, MA - Senior Policy Analyst/AMA
Litjen Tan, MS, PhD - Director/AMA
Suzen Moeller, MS, PhD - Senior Scientist/AMA
Vanessa Salcedo, MPH - Program Associate/AMA


Holly J. Benjamin, MD - Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Chicago, Director, Primary Care Sports Medicine

Disclosure Statement
The content of this activity does not relate to any product of a commercial interest as defined by the ACCME; therefore, there are no relevant financial relationships to disclose for the planners or faculty.  

Hardware/software Requirements
Screen resolution of 800X600 or higher
Web Browser: MS Internet Explorer 8.0 or higher, Firefox, Opera, Safari, etc.  
Browser Plug-in: Adobe Flash Player
PDF Adobe Reader 5.0 or higher.
Audio speakers or headphones

Should you have any questions regarding the content of the activity, please contact Janet Williams or 312-464-5073. 

Should you have any technical questions, please contact the AMA Unified Service Center at 800-621-8335
Type:  Internet Activity (Enduring Material)
Activity Price
112 Registered Users
0.5 Credits> AMA> AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

0 Credits> AMA> Certificate of Participation for Non-Physicians