The role of therapeutic exercise in obesity

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Κατεύθυνση Κλινική Εξειδίκευση «Θεραπευτική Άσκηση»
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Katmertzi Anastasia
Supervisors info:
Κουτσιλιέρης Μιχαήλ, Καθηγητής, Ιατρική Σχολή, ΕΚΠΑ
Φιλίππου Αναστάσιος, Αναπληρωτής Καθηγητής, Ιατρική Σχολή, ΕΚΠΑ
Βαϊόπουλος Γεώργιος, Ομότιμος Καθηγητής, Ιατρική Σχολή, ΕΚΠΑ
Original Title:
Ο ρóλος της θεραπευτικής άσκησης στην παχυσαρκία
Translated title:
The role of therapeutic exercise in obesity
Obesity is a pathological condition in which the mass of the body is much larger than normal. Nowadays it is one of the most important metabolic diseases associated with a fairly large percentage of the world's population. The purpose of this review is to conclude through the recent literature whether exercise can be used as a therapeutic tool to treat the disease and in what ways and with what protocols can help more in its treatment. Many studies have demonstrated the benefits of exercise and physical activity in general, in the fight against obesity. The protocols used mainly concern a larger percentage of aerobic exercise, which you suggest to be performed> 5 days per week, with a gradually increasing intensity and duration. Also, resistance exercises are recommended for 2-3 times a week, as several studies have shown a reduction in the percentage of fat and body weight after resistance exercise. In conclusion, lack of regular exercise is directly related to weight gain, as well as people with reduced physical activity are much more likely to develop obesity, so to prevent and treat obesity, regular exercise prevents the increase of weight and fat and as a consequence the onset of the disease.
Main subject category:
Health Sciences
Exercise, Therapeutic exercise, Metabolic diseases, Obesity
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