Exercise and Lifestyle Interventions: What’s their Role in Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Prevention and Treatment?

Role of nurses in exercise assessment and prescription.

Lifestyle and Behavior Change
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Credits: 1.0 CE contact hours

Course Overview

As a nurse, you can have an impact on your patients’ overall health by encouraging healthy behaviors. This course on lifestyle changes for cardiovascular disease shows the role nurses play in exercise assessment and prescription and the common barriers and facilitators to the adoption of healthy behaviors.

The 2018 physical activity guidelines are the focus of this conversational program presented by Dr. Geoffrey Moore and nurse practitioner Kim Newlin.

See additional courses about dietary and lifestyle strategies for cardiovascular risk reduction here, or learn about the link between skeletal muscle mass and cardiovascular health.


Learning Objectives

  1. Discuss the benefits of incorporating exercise, physical activity and other lifestyle interventions in CVD prevention and treatment plans.
  2. Identify the dose of physical activity and level of cardiorespiratory fitness associated with positive CVD-health outcomes including the management of cardiometabolic risk factors.
  3. Describe the nurses role in exercise prescription and lifestyle counseling and list common barriers and facilitators to the adoption of healthy behaviors.


  • Geoffrey Moore, MD
  • Kim Newlin, RN, MS, ANP