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Exercise Prescription for the Management of Obesity

In this article we will discuss Exercise Prescription for the Management of Obesity

In this article, we will discuss Exercise Prescription for the Management of Obesity. So, let’s get started.

Exercise Prescription

• 200–300 minutes per week to promote >2000 kcal/ per week energy deficit
• Moderate intensity exercises (55–69% MHR)
• 10-15 minutes bouts several times
• Lifestyle modifications (active)
• Endurance exercises preferable
• Follow FITT* principles
• Walking, swimming, rowing, cycling – Large muscle group exercises
• Home exercise programmes (videos)
• Aware of contraindications and warning signs of PT program
• Regular monitoring
• Post surgery: Surgical and anesthetic complications are increased in obese patients

*The FITT Principle of Prescribing Aerobic Exercise (Key Components)

• Frequency (F)- The number of days per week dedicated to exercise session
• Intensity (1) – How hard a person works to do then activity. It can be defined on either an absolute or a relative scale. Absolute intensity refers to the amount of energy expended per min of activity, while relative intensity takes a person’s level of exercise capacity or cardiorespiratory fitness into
account to assess the level of effort.
• Time (T) – The length of time in which an activity or exercise isperformed. Duration is generally expressed in minutes.
• Type (T) – The mode of exercise performed.

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