Welcome to the Weight Management module in EXMD2362! The learning objective of this module is to describe the relationship between daily energy requirements, diet and physical activity and the evidence related to physical activity for weight loss and weight management. We will also discuss the circumstances for referral to an accredited practising dietitian (APD) and the ability to use body composition measures to determine appropriate interventions related to weight loss. The learning activities for this module include:
- online videos summarising key concepts relating to energy balance, diet, physical activity and weight management
- selected journal articles which present the evidence relating to energy balance regulation, physical activity and weight management
- an interactive class in which we will work through a series of case studies highlighting how physical activity can be used for weight management
Please watch the videos, then read the journal articles before we work through the case studies in class on 15th April. The following video provides an overview of the learning activities:
The following video provides a brief review of the basic concepts of energy balance in humans:
The following video provides an overview of energy balance regulation and the principles of weight loss (slides):
The following video provides an overview of the role of exercise in weight management (slides):
The following article provides an excellent review of how energy balance is regulated. Reading this article will enable you to understand the physiological factors regulating energy balance in humans and also the implications this has for weight management.
Hopkins, M., & Blundell, J. E. (2016). Energy balance, body composition, sedentariness and appetite regulation: pathways to obesity. Clin Sci (Lond), 130(18), 1615-1628.
The following article is a recent review of studies that have used exercise and physical activity as strategies for weight loss. Reading this article will enable you to become familiar with the evidence base for the role of physical activity in weight management.
Swift, D. L., McGee, J. E., Earnest, C. P., Carlisle, E., Nygard, M., & Johannsen, N. M. (2018). The Effects of Exercise and Physical Activity on Weight Loss and Maintenance. Prog Cardiovasc Dis. In Press.
The following article is the position statement from the American College of Sports Medicine on appropriate physical activity intervention strategies for weight loss and the prevent of weight regain in adults. You should be familiar with the summary recommendations in this article and be ready to apply these when we work through the case studies in class.
Donnelly, J. E., Blair, S. N., Jakicic, J. M., Manore, M. M., Rankin, J. W.,& Smith, B. K. (2009). American College of Sports Medicine Position Stand. Appropriate physical activity intervention strategies for weight loss and prevention of weight regain for adults. Med Sci Sports Exerc, 41(2), 459-471.
The following link will allow you to access the quiz: