Your obese clients have many health risks, including potentially harmful blood clots. Fortunately, exercising can help dissolve potential clots, according to research by Dr. Christopher A. DeSouza and colleagues presented at the American Heart Association’s conference on Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology in May.
Perhaps more help is on the way for personal trainers working against obesity and inactivity.
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-Tennessee) and Sens. Jeff Bingaman (D-New Mexico) and Christopher Dodd (D-Connecticut) in early June introduced comprehensive legislation aimed at reducing obesity, particularly among children and adolescents.
Researchers know that 1 in 7 kids today is obese, yet few studies have measured how obesity affects a child’s quality of life. Now, a new study in the April 9 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) has confirmed what many suspected: Compared to their healthy and normal-weight counterparts, obese kids have a significantly lower quality of life. Even more distressing, their quality of life is similar to that of children diagnosed with cancer.
Gender Differences in Fat Metabolism
The incidence of obesity in the United States is on the rise. Approximately 20 percent (%) of U.S. adult females and 19% of U.S. adult males are currently obese (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 2002). Why?
Primarily because, for most individuals, energy intake constantly exceeds energy expenditure. According to Blair and Nichaman...
Released by David Satcher, MD, PhD
U.S. Surgeon General's Call to Action to Prevent and Decrease
November-December 2002 IDEA HEALTH & FITNESS SOURCE
Overweight and obesity have reached nationwide epidemic proportions. Both the prevention and treatment of overweight and obesity and their associated health problems are important public health goals. To achi...
By Ralph La Forge, MS
E x e rc i s e a s Medicine: Convincing Evidence
Booth, F.W. et al. 2002. Waging war on physical inactivity: using modern molecular ammunition against an ancient enemy. Journal of Applied Physiology, 93, 3-30. Study. Exercise scientists from the University of Missouri at Columbia, the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, and East Carolina University in Gree...