An article published on August 2014 in the American Journal of Medicine, “Obesity, Abdominal Obesity, Physical Activity and Caloric Intake in US Adults: 1988 to 2010, reported interesting findings related to weight gain. These findings state” researchers found that while rates of obesity climbed, caloric intake “did not change significantly over time for women or men as a whole, or when arranged by race/ethnicity.” However, the number of Americans who reported engaging in no leisure-time physical activity tripled, from 15.3% to 47.6%.
Authors believe that the results lend more support to the Institute of Medicine‘s efforts to link physical activity to obesity reduction. The American Physical Therapy Association strongly supports the promotion of physical activity, and the value of physical fitness to prevent obesity.
Physical Activity, not the calories you eat, has the greatest result on your waistline!
I’m Steve Taylor, Physical Therapist of Southern Physical and Occupational Therapy Services
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