Exercise and Obesity: Practical Aspects

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James S. Skinner
188 minutes
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Exercise and Obesity: Practical Aspects reviews the increased prevalence of obesity in the US and presents results of numerous research studies examining the contribution of genetics and lifestyle to obesity and the effect of exercise on this major public health problem. The DVD includes a discussion of childhood obesity with its associated health risks (e.g., type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and metabolic syndrome). In addition, the DVD details the role of exercise and diet in weight loss and fitness. In addition, the DVD delineates recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) regarding amount, type, and intensity of exercise required for effective weight management and subsequent health benefits.

Among the topics covered:
  • Obesity and genetics
  • Children and obesity
  • What can be done to minimize these problems?
  • Understanding the effects of exercise intensity and duration
  • ACSM findings and recommendations
  • Considerations for obese people and exercise