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A Multidisciplinary, Behavioral Approach and Recommendations for High Intensity Resistance Training in the Treatment of Obese Children

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2014
Abstract:
It has been reported that nearly 17% of all children and adolescents are obese, with a BMI above the 95th percentile. Similarly, childhood obesity has risen in the last three decades, indicating that an evidence- based, best practice (EBBP) intervention is necessary for halting this epidemic and resolving associated health risks. High intensity resistance training (HIRT) could be an EBBP intervention for fat loss in obese children. This case report investigates the use of a multidisciplinary, behavioral treatment approach, Fit4Allkids, for obese children. It also presents the potential for using HIRT as a treatment option for obese children, including the possible mechanisms for fat loss as a result of HIRT among obese children. Furthermore, this case report identifies important HIRT research outcomes that would be beneficial for developing an EBBP intervention for obese children. Suggested outcomes for future studies include exploring resting metabolic rate, lean body mass, fat free mass, total daily energy expenditure, and respiratory exchange ratio in obese children.
Title: A Multidisciplinary, Behavioral Approach and Recommendations for High Intensity Resistance Training in the Treatment of Obese Children.
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Name(s): Miller, Joshua
Type of Resource: text
Issuance: single unit
Date Issued: 2014
Physical Form: Dissertation
Extent: 111 pgs
Language(s): English
Abstract: It has been reported that nearly 17% of all children and adolescents are obese, with a BMI above the 95th percentile. Similarly, childhood obesity has risen in the last three decades, indicating that an evidence- based, best practice (EBBP) intervention is necessary for halting this epidemic and resolving associated health risks. High intensity resistance training (HIRT) could be an EBBP intervention for fat loss in obese children. This case report investigates the use of a multidisciplinary, behavioral treatment approach, Fit4Allkids, for obese children. It also presents the potential for using HIRT as a treatment option for obese children, including the possible mechanisms for fat loss as a result of HIRT among obese children. Furthermore, this case report identifies important HIRT research outcomes that would be beneficial for developing an EBBP intervention for obese children. Suggested outcomes for future studies include exploring resting metabolic rate, lean body mass, fat free mass, total daily energy expenditure, and respiratory exchange ratio in obese children.
Identifier: Miller_fgcu_1743_10078 (IID)
Note(s): Degree Awarded: Doctorate in Physical Therapy
Subject(s): children
high intensity
obesity
obesity
resistance training
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