Despite the irrefutable benefits of achieving the UK Chief Medical Officers physical activity guidelines, including the prevention and treatment of non-communicable diseases for people with obesity, misrepresentation of physical activity and exercise in mainstream media has become a public health problem. This poor representation of physical activity and exercise is damaging and could contribute to uncertainty regarding the role of energy expenditure in weight management. When healthcare professionals fail to promote physical activity and exercise in the populations that need it, the impact of this misinformation can be very damaging. This chapter addresses physical activity, exercise, and weight management issues for people with obesity. By firstly challenging misconceptions that exercise makes you hungrier and eat more at the next meal and thereafter presenting evidence that physical activity can contribute to weight loss but more importantly weight loss maintenance and the prevention of weight regain. Finally, examples of key considerations when trying to increase physical activity and exercise in people with obesity are provided.
|Title of host publication||Bariatric Surgery in Clinical Practice|
|Editors||David Haslam, Aseem Malhotra, Matthew S. Capehorn|
|Number of pages||9|
|Publication status||Published - 25 Aug 2022|