Journal of Obesity

Lifestyle Modification in the Prevention and Management of Obesity


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1Patanjali Research Foundation, Haridwar, India

2National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore, India

3University of Texas, Houston, USA


Lifestyle Modification in the Prevention and Management of Obesity

Description

Recommendations for the prevention and management of being overweight and obese emphasize lifestyle modifications, which include dietary habits, increased physical activity, and changes in thinking or perception. Lifestyle modifications have been reported to reduce an average of 5-10 percent of the initial body weight over a period of 6 months. This is of importance as revised guidelines for obesity recommend that a sustained weight loss of as little as 3-5 percent of the initial body weight may lead to a clinically meaningful reduction in cardiovascular risk factors associated with obesity.

The mechanisms underlying the benefits of healthy eating, healthy cooking, increased physical activity, and altered behavior have been investigated. Some of the changes occur in metabolism, in the autonomic nervous system and in humoral factors which influence satiety. However, these findings require further investigation.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Lifestyle modifications and its effects on central mechanisms influencing satiety and hunger
  • Cellular and/or systemic changes in metabolism due to lifestyle modifications
  • Alterations in autonomic nervous system activity and lifestyle modifications in obesity
  • Effect of lifestyle modifications on body image perception and other psychological factors associated with obesity
  • Response to varying levels of intensity of the components of lifestyle modifications in obesity
  • Systematic reviews on the mechanisms underlying the effects of lifestyle modifications in obesity
  • Limitations of lifestyle modifications in weight regulation in specific conditions

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 5818601
  • - Editorial

Lifestyle Modification in the Prevention and Management of Obesity

Shirley Telles | Bangalore N. Gangadhar | Kavita D. Chandwani
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 3609289
  • - Research Article

Community Engaged Lifestyle Modification Research: Engaging Diabetic and Prediabetic African American Women in Community-Based Interventions

Starla Hairston Blanks | Henrie Treadwell | ... | Jareese Lee Stroud
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 6734043
  • - Review Article

Reducing Societal Obesity: Establishing a Separate Exercise Model through Studies of Group Behavior

J. S. Puterbaugh
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 7562890
  • - Research Article

Changes in Weight Loss, Health Behaviors, and Intentions among 400 Participants Who Dropped out from an Insurance-Sponsored, Community-Based Weight Management Program

Sam J. Zizzi | Jana Lima Fogaca | ... | Christiaan Abildso
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 6169890
  • - Review Article

The Impact of Long-Term Physical Activity Interventions for Overweight/Obese Postmenopausal Women on Adiposity Indicators, Physical Capacity, and Mental Health Outcomes: A Systematic Review

Amanda Baker | Héloïse Sirois-Leclerc | Heather Tulloch
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 6421265
  • - Research Article

Stage of Change and Motivation to a Healthier Lifestyle before and after an Intensive Lifestyle Intervention

Buratta Livia | Reginato Elisa | ... | Mazzeschi Claudia
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 8236439
  • - Research Article

The Association of Physical Activity during Weekdays and Weekend with Body Composition in Young Adults

Clemens Drenowatz | Nicole Gribben | ... | Steven N. Blair
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 697163
  • - Research Article

Perceived and Ideal Body Image in Young Women in South Western Saudi Arabia

Atika Khalaf | Albert Westergren | ... | Hazzaa M. Al-Hazzaa
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