Complete a self-assessment regarding your own physical activity based on the website information in Module 4 Overview and Readings. Analyze if you are meeting the recommendations and achieving the goals. In your reflection, consider these questions:
- How you are meeting the goals?
- What are the barriers if you aren’t meeting the goals?
- What you could implement to meet those goals?
- What are some creative ideas for physical activities that you could include in your life?
Share with the class a physical activity you have always wanted to engage in but just never have completed. What are some creative ideas to eliminate barriers in engaging in this physical activity?
Begin this week’s activities by viewing the Healthy People 2020 website at http://www.healthypeople.gov/2020/topics-objectives/topic/physical-activity. Review the material on the overview, objective, and national snapshot tabs on this webpage. Select and review at least 1 of the consumer information resources on the interventions and resources tabs. Consider: What is my level of physical activity? How does it impact how I function at work, in school, and in the community? When my patients look at me what do they see? Am I a role model for physical activity and health? Consider the impact on your credibility as a patient educator.