Overweight and obesity are well established as health risks, and the prevalence of these conditions is increasing rapidly in many countries around the world. Fitness or Fatness: Which Is More Important For Health? explores the role of physical activity in relation to overweight or obesity. The DVD examines the fact that a fit and active way of life reduces the risk of substantial weight gain overtime, is useful in weight-loss programs, appears to be crucial in managing weight loss, and provides health benefits to overweight and obese individuals. In that regard, the DVD addresses the fact that health/fitness professionals and organizations should place a greater emphasis on physical activity for weight management than is presently done. Among topics covered:
Aerobics center longitudinal study
Fitness, fatness, and health
Is the average total daily caloric intake increasing?
Assessment of body weight
Trends in riding lawnmower sales
How should we deal with the obesity epidemic?
Attributable fractions of health outcomes
About the Actor
The American College of Sports Medicine promotes and integrates scientific research, education, and practical applications of sports medicine and exercise science to maintain and enhance physical performance, fitness, health, and quality of life.