Adequacy of Evidence for Physical Activity Guidelines Development: Workshop Summary

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National Academies Press, Mar 14, 2007 - Medical - 212 pages
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Is there a sufficient evidence base for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to develop a comprehensive set of physical activity guidelines for Americans? To address this question, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) held a workshop titled "Adequacy of Evidence for Physical Activity Guidelines Development" in Washington, DC on October 23-24, 2006, sponsored by HHS.

The workshop summary includes the presentations and discussions of more than 30 experts who were asked to consider the available evidence related to physical activity and the general population, as well as special population subgroups including children and adolescents, pregnant and postpartum women, older adults, and persons with disabilities. The summary provides an overview of the specific issues of relevance in assessing the quality and breadth of the available evidence.

 

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Contents

Overview
1
1 Introductory Session
5
2 Physical Activity Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention
17
3 Physical Activity Obesity and Weight Management
59
4 Physical Activity and RiskMaximizing Benefits
73
5 Physical Activity and Special Considerations for Children Adolescents and Pregnant and Postpartum Women
95
6 Physical Activity and Special Considerations for Older Adults
111
7 Physical Activity and Considerations for Persons with Disabilities
125
8 Closing Session
141
Appendixes
159
B Presenter Biographical Sketches
165
C Workshop Participants
183
D Acronyms and Abbreviations
193
E Glossary
195
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