Handbook of obesity

One of the most common importances of regular exercise in individuals is reduction in body fat and weight loss. Engaging in regular exercise is vital as it increases energy expenditure and positively impacts caloric balance. In participants who engage themselves in regular exercise, there is reduction in fats and increase in proportion of lean body mass (Edelstein & Sharlin, 2009). Independent of weight loss, exercise can counteract several ill effects of obesity.

Additionally, even if less or no weight is lost, positive body consumption changes will take place. In obese individuals, physical exercise tends to reduce their appetite while increasing the ability of the body to preferentially breakdown fats as a source of energy. In conclusion, it is important for an individual to promote personal healthy eating and regular exercises so as to reduce obesity epidemic. Regular exercises should be promoted in the community, schools and at home.

On the same note, parents and caregivers of children should limit sedentary lifestyle and practice healthy feeding of their children. Moreover, school curricula should emphasize active participation of students in physical exercise. Consequently, this will help them to develop positive attitudes, motor skills and confidence to maintain healthy and active lifestyles. This is crucial because it is paramount that obese children develop health problems in adulthood.

There is need for the promotion of high energy expenditure and low caloric intake to take place in all aspects of the society. Public health approach is vital in addressing the role of physical exercise and improving the health of the public as well as preventing obesity. References: Akande, A. , Wyk, C. W. , & Osagie, J. E. (2000). Importance of Exercise and Nutrition in the Prevention of Illness and the Enchancement of Health. Education , 120. Bray, G. A. , & Bouchard, C. (2004). Handbook of obesity: etiology and pathophysiology.

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