Activity ID



August 21, 2021

Format Type


CME Credit



CME Provider

Florida Medical Association


As the leading voice of physicians in the state of Florida, the FMA is committed to improving the health of all Floridians. Physicians helping patients take responsibility for their own health is key to achieving this goal. FMA members understand that physicians have an obligation to participate in the choices and initiatives that contribute to a better health care system and a healthier Florida. Here are the facts: Obesity is an epidemic. Thirty-six percent of Americans are obese and only 36 percent of Floridians are at a healthy weight. One in every three children (31.7 percent) ages 2 to 19 is overweight or obese. Each year, obesity-related diseases (muscle and joint problems, chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease, etc.) result in an estimated 400,000 deaths nationwide and $190 billion in health care costs – nearly 21 percent of all medical spending. At this rate, by 2030, over half of Florida’s population will be obese. This could cost an additional $91 billion by 2023 ($73 billion from lost productivity and $18 billion in costs associated with treating chronic disease).

Obesity and being overweight contribute to diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, cancer and strokes. Florida’s growing obesity crisis is a growing health care crisis. The FMA is uniquely positioned to help patients and physicians address these health concerns. Our goal is to help reduce chronic disease and promote a healthier Florida. We have partnered with Aetna to assist Florida’s primary care physicians in educating their patients about the long-term benefits of good nutrition and a healthy lifestyle. The purpose of this course is to equip physicians with the information and tools they need to support their patients in making lifestyle choices that will impact their health in a positive way.

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Educational Objectives

After completing this activity, learners will be able to:

1.Recognize the potential problems associated with a sedentary lifestyle and explain them to patients.
2. Discuss simple ways to increase movement and make exercise a medicine.
3. Compare and contrast the impact of hormones on weight, stress and sleep
4. Follow the current standards for maintaining weight, reducing stress and increasing sleep on a daily basis and encourage their patients to do the same.
5. Recognize and explain the benefits of eating healthier


Public health, Wellness, Obesity


Interpersonal & Communication Skills, Patient Care & Procedural Skills, Professionalism

CME Credit Type

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

Physician Well-being activity

Organizational Culture of Wellness, Personal Resilience

Practice Setting

Academic Medicine, Inpatient, Outpatient, Physician Executives, Physician Scientists, Rural, Urban, VA/Military

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