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Physical Activity and Obesity - 2nd Edition / Edition 2
     

Physical Activity and Obesity - 2nd Edition / Edition 2

by Claude Bouchard
 

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ISBN-10: 0736076352

ISBN-13: 2900736076356

Pub. Date: 02/01/2010

Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers

Physical Activity and Obesity, Second Edition, addresses an array of topics that explore and divulge the links between physical activity (or inactivity) and obesity. Leading scientists from various backgrounds team up to provide an unrivaled resource examining the latest research and developments in the field. Each chapter

Overview

Physical Activity and Obesity, Second Edition, addresses an array of topics that explore and divulge the links between physical activity (or inactivity) and obesity. Leading scientists from various backgrounds team up to provide an unrivaled resource examining the latest research and developments in the field. Each chapter provides researchers and practitioners with a clear explanation of the concepts, research techniques, and results of studies critical to understanding physical activity and the obesity epidemic.

In the 10 years since the first edition of this book was published, the field of physical activity and obesity has mushroomed with new research, sparking the need for not only a new edition but an innovative and refreshing approach to the contents. Editors Bouchard and Katzmarzyk create a go-to resource with 89 succinct, authoritative chapters that may be used independently or as a complete text. Packed with the most up-to-date information linking obesity and physical activity, this comprehensive book

• delves into areas of uncertainty and controversy instead of avoiding them or skirting the issues;

• emphasizes, where appropriate, the underlying mechanisms between physical activity and obesity; and

• points to research areas that need further exploration and attention.

The nine parts of the book flow logically and address obesity in all populations, including children and adults of various backgrounds, ethnicities, and social classes. An overview of the methods used in assessing the levels of sedentary behavior and physical activity is given, followed by a global view of the problem of physical inactivity and obesity. Readers will learn about the key determinants of physical activity levels and obesity and the links between a sedentary lifestyle and the risk of obesity. Other topics examined include behavioral and environmental correlates and determinants of obesity, the relationship between low physical activity energy expenditure and obesity risk, clinical implications, and policy and research issues related to physical activity and obesity.

Physical Activity and Obesity, Second Edition, helps readers better understand the role of physical activity in the overall energy balance equation. The unique format, expert contributors, and complete references make this resource indispensable for researchers, health and exercise practitioners, and students studying the ever-expanding topic of obesity as it relates to physical activity.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900736076356
Publisher:
Human Kinetics Publishers
Publication date:
02/01/2010
Edition description:
NE
Pages:
432

Table of Contents

List of Contributorsv
Prefacevii
Part IThe Obesity Epidemic1
Chapter 1Introduction3
Chapter 2The Current Epidemic of Obesity21
Chapter 3Overweight, Mortality, and Morbidity31
Chapter 4The Cost of Obesity and Sedentarism in the United States55
Part IIThe Biological and Behavioral Determinants of Obesity67
Chapter 5The Determinants of Obesity69
Chapter 6Assessment of Human Energy Expenditure103
Chapter 7The Assessment of Energy and Nutrient Intake in Humans133
Chapter 8Human Energy and Nutrient Balance151
Chapter 9Adipose Tissue Metabolism and Obesity181
Chapter 10Skeletal Muscle Metabolism and Obesity201
Part IIIPhysical Activity in the Prevention and Treatment of Obesity211
Chapter 11Physical Activity and Body Composition in Children and Adolescents213
Chapter 12Physical Activity Level and Weight Control in Adults247
Chapter 13Physical Activity Level and Weight Control in Older Citizens263
Chapter 14Physical Activity Level and Weight Control During Pregnancy279
Chapter 15Physical Activity Level and the Treatment of Severe Obesity295
Chapter 16Physical Activity and Maintenance of Weight Loss: Physiological and Psychological Mechanisms311
Part IVPhysical Activity, Fitness, and Health in the Obese State329
Chapter 17Physical Activity and the Metabolic Complications of Obesity331
Chapter 18Is It Possible to Be Overweight or Obese and Fit and Healthy?355
Chapter 19Changing Lifestyle: Moving From Sedentary to Active372
Index390
About the Editor400

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