Journal of Obesity

Update on Exercise and Weight Control


Publishing date
01 Nov 2010
Status
Published
Submission deadline
01 May 2010

1School of Human Kinetics, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada K1N 6N5

2Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Queensland 4059, Australia

3Endocrine Research Unit, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 55905, USA

4School of Kinesiology and Health Studies; Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Department of Medicine, Queen's University, Kingston, ON, Canada K7L 3N6


Update on Exercise and Weight Control

Description

In general, it is agreed that regular exercise is associated with a better prevention of weight gain and improved weight maintenance following weight loss. The topic of exercise and weight control has been extensively covered. Recently, there is an emerging focus on individual variability and a need to explain why some people experience lower than expected weight loss or fail to maintain lost weight. An area which also requires further investigation is the effects of exercise on energy storage and energy balance—that is, body composition. There is accumulating evidence emphasizing the beneficial effects of exercise on the reduction of ectopic body fat stores—an outcome that may be easily overlooked with traditional markers of weight loss success. Compensation of the exercise-induced energy deficit is another issue that requires more work. Potentially, there are a range of behavioral responses which could undermine the effectiveness of exercise as a successful method of weight control. For example, understanding how structured exercise impacts on nonexercise activity thermogenesis (NEAT) and eating behavior are central to improving the understanding why, in some people, exercise interventions fail to induce the expected weight loss.

We invite authors to present original research articles and review articles that will stimulate the continuing efforts in defining and promoting the role of exercise in weight control. We are particularly interested in manuscripts that report the results of exercise-induced weight loss with emphasis on the effects of exercise on ectopic fat mobilization, NEAT, and appetite regulation and how they contribute to improving more effective exercise-induced weight loss strategies.

Potential topics include but are not limited to:

  • Exercise-induced weight loss with different exercise modalities (e.g., resistance training, circuit training)
  • Effects of exercise on the mobilization ectopic fat
  • Acute but more importantly chronic effects of exercise on appetite regulation, food intake, nutrient, and taste preferences
  • Acute and chronic effects of exercise on nonexercise activity thermogenesis (NEAT)

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Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 398918
  • - Research Article

Utility of Accelerometers to Measure Physical Activity in Children Attending an Obesity Treatment Intervention

Wendy Robertson | Sarah Stewart-Brown | ... | Margaret Thorogood
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 351628
  • - Research Article

The Acute Effects of Swimming on Appetite, Food Intake, and Plasma Acylated Ghrelin

James A. King | Lucy K. Wasse | David J. Stensel
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 172073
  • - Research Article

Impact of Regular Exercise and Attempted Weight Loss on Quality of Life among Adults with and without Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

Andrew J. Green | Kathleen M. Fox | Susan Grandy
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 615624
  • - Research Article

Low Fat Loss Response after Medium-Term Supervised Exercise in Obese Is Associated with Exercise-Induced Increase in Food Reward

Graham Finlayson | Phillipa Caudwell | ... | John Blundell
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 465710
  • - Clinical Study

Influence of Physical Activity Participation on the Associations between Eating Behaviour Traits and Body Mass Index in Healthy Postmenopausal Women

Marie-Ève Riou | Éric Doucet | ... | Simone Lemieux
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 561432
  • - Research Article

Population-Based Estimates of Physical Activity for Adults with Type 2 Diabetes: A Cautionary Tale of Potential Confounding by Weight Status

Ronald C. Plotnikoff | Steven T. Johnson | ... | Michael A. Pickering
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 360257
  • - Review Article

Physical Activity Plays an Important Role in Body Weight Regulation

Jean-Philippe Chaput | Lars Klingenberg | ... | Anders Sjödin
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 786827
  • - Research Article

Effectiveness of a Home-Based Postal and Telephone Physical Activity and Nutrition Pilot Program for Seniors

Andy H. Lee | Jonine Jancey | ... | Trevor Shilton
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 342431
  • - Research Article

Acute Impact of Moderate-Intensity and Vigorous-Intensity Exercise Bouts on Daily Physical Activity Energy Expenditure in Postmenopausal Women

Xuewen Wang | Barbara J. Nicklas
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 482564
  • - Review Article

Evidence for Resistance Training as a Treatment Therapy in Obesity

Barbara Strasser | Wolfgang Schobersberger
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