The Paso del Norte region is becoming a leader in the fight against obesity with the help of a series of workshops put together by the Paso del Norte Institute for Healthy Living (IHL) at the University of Texas at El Paso.
IHL officials share that, “more than 300,000 El Pasoans struggle with obesity each day. The latest science shows that obesity is a complex disease that requires a multi-pronged approach. Unfortunately, only a handful of healthcare and fitness professionals – nationwide – know how to treat this condition. This series of workshops aims to revolutionize obesity management and serve as an example, nationally.”
The fourth workshop in the series, Building an Exercise Toolkit for Your Patients or Clients with Obesity, will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, 2019, at the UTEP Health Sciences and Nursing Building, Room 217.
Building an Exercise Toolkit is focused on giving health and fitness professionals, better and smarter ways to assist their clients with obesity. Free body composition analyses will be given starting at 4:30 p.m.
Attendees will be given hands-on training in exercise prescriptions, SMART goals, identifying readiness, promoting physical activity and identifying readily available effective measures, as well as, resources from the American College of Sports Medicine’s Exercise is Medicine Initiative.
Admission is free, however space is limited. The deadline for registration is Friday, March 1, 2019 and interested resident can register online via this link.
Trainees also have access to a series of supplemental webinars and membership in a new registry of obesity management trained providers.
With funding from the Paso del Norte Health Foundation, the IHL workshops focus on giving healthcare and exercise professionals the tools they need to help patients and clients address obesity.