Exercise is safe for people with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and is necessary to combat the secondary deconditioning resulting from MS-related weakness and fatigue. The goals of this CEU course include reviewing the importance of physical fitness in persons with MS, examining if self-efficacy and physical activity have relationships with quality of life (QOL) in individuals with MS, investigating the perception of barriers and facilitators to exercise for those with MS, and comparing the effects of Pilaties, static stretching, and elastic bands resistance training.
Childhood obesity is one of the most serious public health challenges of the 21st century. Problems during the childhood and adolescence phases of the human development, during which the adult bone mass density is determined, could compromise bone health in adulthood. The goal of this CEU course is to analyze the relationship between abdominal adipose tissue and bone mineral density (BMD) in obese children and adolescents.