Exercise and Obesity
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Obese people in the United States will increase from 99 million in 2008 to
164 million by 2030, and the cost to treat obesity will increase to 66 billion per year by
2030. These figures and the knowledge of real life events with family and friends
clearly indicate that the U.S. and its population are in the midst of an epidemic of
health and economic consequences. It is pastime that the scope and ramifications of
obesity and the effects of a sedentary lifestyle should be taken much more seriously by
the American population. Board Certified Exercise Physiologists are prepared to
educate, evaluate, and supervise exercise prescriptions that can be incorporated in the
client or patient’s lifestyle to help prevent weight gain, premature death, and overall
metabolic risk for diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, and stroke.
Aerobic exercise, Exercise medicine, Exercise recommendations,
Hemodynamic factors, Lifestyle intervention, Physical activity, Resistance
American Society of Exercise Physiologists, USA.