Exercise and obesity treatment: psychological aspects.


Journal Article (Review)

Exercise is clearly beneficial as a means for losing weight and keeping it off. Given recent studies showing its association with maintenance, it would be difficult to argue that any factor is more important than exercise. For an exercise program to be helpful for obese persons, the challenges of exercise adherence must be considered, as must the mechanisms linking exercise to weight control. Both argue for whatever activity an individual will undertake that will produce the psychological effects that promote weight control.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Brownell, KD

Published Date

  • October 1995

Published In

  • International Journal of Obesity and Related Metabolic Disorders : Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity

Volume / Issue

  • 19 Suppl 4 /

Start / End Page

  • S122 - S125

PubMed ID

  • 8581087

Pubmed Central ID

  • 8581087


  • eng