Is Physical Activity a Viable Treatment for Obesity? Effects on Energy Balance, Body Weight Regulation and Related Health Outcomes

Friday, November 15, 2013 | EST

Location: A311-A312

Co-Chairs: John M. Jakicic, PhD and Renee J. Rogers, PhD

Presenters: James Hill, PhD; Robert Ross, PhD, FACSM; John Jakicic, PhD

Course Overview

  • Population-Based Evidence to Inform Physical Activity Interventions for Obesity and Energy Balance – James Hill, PhD
  • Is There a Physiological or Metabolic Rationale to Focus on Physical Activity Rather than Weight Loss? – Robert Ross, PhD, FACSM
  • The Prescription of Physical Activity for Obesity Treatment and Energy Balance: Clinical Implications of Dose, Intensity, and Type – John Jakicic, PhD