Weight Loss Information logo

Obesity and Exercise
Effects of Physical Activity on Obesity and Body Weight
Weight Loss Information - How to Reduce Weight


Obesity & Exercise

This isn't the first weight-health study that has suggested the importance of exercise in the obesity equation.

Consider the Pima Indians. The Pima Indians of Arizona have one of the highest rates of obesity in the world, while the Pima Indians of Mexico have very low rates - even though they eat on average the same number of calories a day. The difference? The Mexican Pimas spend twice as much time engaging in physical activity as American Pimas.

Or consider the study of British twins which showed less body fat in twins who exercised compared to their less active siblings.

And then there are the weight loss success stories. Study after study shows that those who lose weight and keep it off are those who exercise regularly.

Yet, nutrition experts expressed skepticism about the recent findings in teenagers. Dr. Nancy Krebs, the chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics' committee on nutrition told the Associated Press, "We are pretty sure they are eating too much, no matter what the data say." While the spokeswoman for the American Dietetic Association, JoAnn Hattner, put it more succinctly:

Accepting the conclusion that food is not a big part of the problem could take pressure off food companies to cut the calories they feed the nation, Hattner said.

But the data do matter. And the data suggest that clamoring at corporations isn't likely to make much of a dent in the obesity epidemic. Which leaves the question of who will be the next target of the crusaders when the assault on restaurants fails. Better make time for the gym, or it could be you.

For previous page, click Teenage Obesity Causes

Obesity and Weight Loss
Obesity is now the "trillion dollar disease". This reflects the social costs of obesity, in health and lost production, as well as the weight loss drug profits that might be made for any pharmaceutical company that finds a drug-cure for obesity. The search for viable weight loss medications continues, although pharmaceutical weight loss products still have significant side effects.

Obesity & Weight Index

Obesity Sedentary Kids - Obesity Bubble Children - Child Obesity - Child Obesity Weight Loss - Child Obesity Epidemic - Child Obesity Leptin - Obesity Treatment Leptin - Leptin Obese Children - Obesity Therapy Leptin - Height Obese Adult - Obesity Teenagers - Weight Teenagers - Teenagers CaloriesObesity - Causes Teenage Obesity - Obesity Exercise - Obesity Weight Loss Facts - Obesity Facts - Obesity Fat Research - Obesity Fat Cells - Obesity Fat Genes - Obesity Fat Insulin - Obesity Glucose Insulin - Obesity Glucose - Obesity Hormones - Obesity Sodas - Syndrome X Obesity - Syndrome X Carbs Insulin - Weight Genes Obesity - Weight Genetics - Weight Genetic Differences - Obesity Genetics Genes - Weight Gain Diet Genetics - Genetics Diet Weight Obesity - Weight Control Diet Advice - Obesity Risks Birth Defects - Obese Women Birth Defects - Perilipin Obesity Gene - Holiday Weight Gain - Obesity Study Method - Obesity Study Results - Weight Gain Study - Obesity Reduction Plan - Obesity Fat Junk Food - Metabolic Syndrome X - Weight Loss Endothelial Function - Weight Loss Endothelial Function Obesity - Endothelial Function Weight Loss Study - Obesity Treatment - Endolthelial Function Studies - Weight Loss Issues - Childhood Obesity - Child Obesity Study - Anti-Obesity Drugs Diabetes - Obesity Study Children - Obesity Lack of Exercise

Return to Obesity & Weight

 


Weight Loss Information - Rapid Weight Loss - Diet Program - How to Lose Weight - Best Weight Loss Goals
Weight Loss Advice - Healthy Balanced Diet - Body Fat Percentage - Diets & Weight Loss Programs
Information on Weight Loss Diets - How to Reduce Weight - Weight Management - Weight Loss Surgery Information
Weight Loss Surgery Benefits/Risks - Weight Loss Drugs Advice - Weight Loss Pills / Weight Loss Pills Information
Xenical Weight Loss Drugs - Meridia/Sibutramine Pills - Guide to Diet Pills - Calorie Needs - Weight Loss Supplements
How to Control Weight - Body Mass Index Calculator - Exercise & Fitness to Lose Weight - Weight Health Issues - Obesity
Treatment of Obesity - Advice About Weight Loss - Questions on Weight Loss & Diet - Weight Loss Advice for Women
Weight Loss Advice for Diabetics - Weight Loss Advice for Teenagers - Weight Loss Advice for Adolescents
Diet & Weight Information - Weight Loss Support - Obesity Drug Treatment - Obesity & Gallstones - How to Lower Cholesterol
Dietary Guidelines - Protein, Carbs & Diet - Carbohydrates & Weight Loss - Weight Gain at College
Weight Gain After Quit Smoking - Weight Control in Menopause - Weight Gain in Pregnancy - Weight Control in Pregnancy
Weight Loss Breast-Feeding - Healthy Weight Range - Healthy Weight Loss Diet - Waist Circumference - Weight Cycling
Weight Health Risks - Weight Risks Assessment - Weight Reduction Tips - Weight Loss Guidelines - Weight Loss Products
Weight Loss Tools - Weight Maintenance

Enquiries: Contact Us. See also Terms of Use
© 2003-2017 Weight Loss Information. All Rights Reserved.