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Exercise Consultation in Obese Youth

01:34 EDT 18th April 2014 | BioPortfolio


Exercise consultation, an intervention approach based on the transtheoretical model has been successful in promoting physical activity (PA) among adults. It is unknown whether this approach would be efficacious with youth. The purpose of this pilot study was to assess whether exercise consultation would increase PA levels and improve anthropometric measures and metabolic markers in obese adolescents.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Treatment




review of "Canada's Physical Activity Guide for Youth", Exercise consultation


Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Ste-Justine
H3T 1C5




St. Justine's Hospital

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Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions

Controlled physical activity, more strenuous than at rest, which is performed in order to allow assessment of physiological functions, particularly cardiovascular and pulmonary, but also aerobic capacity. Maximal (most intense) exercise is usually required but submaximal exercise is also used. The intensity of exercise is often graded, using criteria such as rate of work done, oxygen consumption, and heart rate.

Physical activity which is usually regular and done with the intention of improving or maintaining PHYSICAL FITNESS or HEALTH. Contrast with PHYSICAL EXERTION which is concerned largely with the physiologic and metabolic response to energy expenditure.

SKELETAL MUSCLE pain and tenderness along the posteromedial TIBIA resulting from exercise such as running and other physical activity.

Asthma attacks following a period of exercise. Usually the induced attack is short-lived and regresses spontaneously. The magnitude of postexertional airway obstruction is strongly influenced by the environment in which exercise is performed (i.e. inhalation of cold air during physical exertion markedly augments the severity of the airway obstruction; conversely, warm humid air blunts or abolishes it).

Methods or programs of physical activities which can be used to promote, maintain, or restore the physical and physiological well-being of an individual.

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