We have an inactivity epidemic. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), physical inactivity is associated with 6% of deaths globally—behind only high blood pressure (13%), tobacco use (9%) and high blood glucose (6%). And a 2009 WHO study found that physical inactivity was the leading cause of death in the United States. This continuing education quiz focuses on how to effectively teach obese clients using compassion and consideration. Fitness professionals need to leave behind cultural size myths and embrace the facts of plus-size fitness. It is important to change any cues that reflect cultural size prejudices. We are moving in the right direction, yet long-term results are possible only when there is a connection to the physical body. Creating a dialog from body to mind enhances this connection and guides participants to higher levels of self-awareness, wisdom and confidence. You are a catalyst for this transformation. Your size-sensitive programming can be part of the solution to our inactivity epidemic.
After reading this article, you should be able to:
- List the five Health at Every Size® basic principles.
- Assess the squat as it affects and impacts the overweight body.
- Explain the significance of directional or lead-leg weight shifts for dance class choreography.
- List three suggestions for optimizing the success and retention of overweight clients in boot camp.
- Name two suggestions for helping overweight clients succeed at indoor cycling.