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Foot Posture, Muscle Strength, Range of Motion, and Plantar Sensation in Overweight and Obese

Banu Unver, Kartal Selici, Eda Akbas, and Emin Ulas Erdem

Obesity is a major public health problem, with rapidly increasing prevalence. Recent research has reported that the obesity prevalence is 12% in the adult population, and there are about 604 million obese adults worldwide. 1 The most significant concern about this high prevalence is that obesity

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Nordic Walking for Overweight and Obese People: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Miguel A. Sanchez-Lastra, Kyle J. Miller, Rodolfo I. Martínez-Lemos, Antón Giráldez, and Carlos Ayán

Most of the world’s population lives in countries where obesity kills more people than being underweight. Worldwide, the proportion of overweight people has nearly tripled since 1975, affecting up to 39% (1900 million) adults in 2016, from which 13% (650 million) were obese. 1 Obesity raises the

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Metabolic Flexibility During Exercise in Children with Overweight/Obesity Versus Children who are Lean

Brandon Dykstra, Dillon Kuszmaul, and Anthony D. Mahon

inflexibility has been associated with insulin resistance, type II diabetes, dyslipidemia, and obesity ( 18 , 19 ) and, thus, presents an area of health concern. Specifically, obesity has been shown to lead to impairments in MF with respect to both carbohydrate and fat metabolism ( 43 ). Different approaches

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Affective Responses to Intermittent Physical Activity in Healthy Weight and Overweight/Obese Elementary School-Age Children

Matthew R. Nagy, Molly P. O’Sullivan, Shannon S. Block, Trevor R. Tooley, Leah E. Robinson, Natalie Colabianchi, and Rebecca E. Hasson

Despite the known benefits of physical activity, less than 50% of children in the United States meet the national physical activity recommendations of 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity per day. 1 Overweight/obese (OW/OB) children fare even worse with only 20%–40% meeting the

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Reducing Sitting Time in Obese Older Adults: The I-STAND Randomized Controlled Trial

Dori E. Rosenberg, Melissa L. Anderson, Anne Renz, Theresa E. Matson, Amy K. Lee, Mikael Anne Greenwood-Hickman, David E. Arterburn, Paul A. Gardiner, Jacqueline Kerr, and Jennifer B. McClure

Currently, about 40% of U.S. adults aged 65–74 years have obesity ( Fakhouri, Ogden, Carroll, Kit, & Flegal, 2012 ). This number is likely to rise as the U.S. population of adults over the age of 60 grows to become 25% of the population ( Federal Interagency Forum on Aging-Related Statistics, 2012

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Multiple Short Bouts of Walking Activity Attenuate Glucose Response in Obese Women

Mynor Rodriguez-Hernandez, Jeffrey S. Martin, David D. Pascoe, Michael D. Roberts, and Danielle W. Wadsworth

duration conditions on postprandial glucose (PPG) content in an at-risk population of sedentary normoglycemic obese women. We chose to evaluate obese, sedentary women given that women meet physical activity guidelines less than males, 4 and because obesity is also linked to SED, 9 affects nearly 4 in 10

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Skeletal Muscle Composition and Glucose Levels in Children Who Are Overweight and Obese

Trent J. Herda, Philip M. Gallagher, Jonathan D. Miller, Matthew P. Bubak, and Mandy E. Parra

obese ( 34 ), and it is a worldwide health concern ( 37 ). Adipose infiltration in skeletal muscles of the lower extremity is linked to glucose metabolism and insulin sensitivity in adults ( 5 , 19 – 21 ). In the realm of insulin resistance in children, skeletal muscle is often overlooked despite the

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The Effects of Parental Stress on Physical Activity Among Overweight and Obese Hispanic Adolescents: Moderating Role of Family Communication and Gender

Marissa A. Kobayashi, Tae Kyoung Lee, Rafael O. Leite, Blanca Noriega Esquives, Guillermo Prado, Sarah E. Messiah, and Sara M. St. George

Pediatric obesity in the United States has remained exceedingly high for well over a decade, 1 with ethnic minorities carrying a disproportionate burden of the epidemic compared with their non-Hispanic white counterparts. 2 In particular, Hispanic youth have the highest prevalence of obesity (25

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The Effects of Mobile Texting and Walking Speed on Gait Characteristics of Normal Weight and Obese Adults

Jongil Lim, Jiyeon Kim, Kyoungho Seo, Richard E.A. van Emmerik, and Sukho Lee

, & Hodges, 2014 ). It has been shown that the reduced arm swing due to cell phone manipulation was negatively associated with stabilizing the body and lateral balance during walking ( Ortega, Fehlman, & Farley, 2008 ). It has been speculated that people with obesity are not distinct from the general

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The Effects of a 12-Week Combined Exercise Training Program on Arterial Stiffness, Vasoactive Substances, Inflammatory Markers, Metabolic Profile, and Body Composition in Obese Adolescent Girls

Alexei Wong, Marcos A. Sanchez-Gonzalez, Won-Mok Son, Yi-Sub Kwak, and Song-Young Park

The prevalence of obesity among children and adolescents has become a major public health concern. In fact, obesity is associated with a variety of inflammatory disorders, including insulin resistance (IR), hypertension, and development of atherosclerosis, which are risk factors for cardiovascular