366Thursday, March 15, 2007

8:45 AM-10:00 AMConvention Center:327
The Epidemiology of the Couch Potato
This lecture, delivered by invited speaker Dr. Ross E. Andersen of The John Hopkins University School of Medicine, will address the current increased prevalence of obesity in the U.S. and around the world. The potential causes of this public health threat will be explored in addition to the health threats of obesity and a sedentary lifestyle. The importance of sensible eating and meal planning will be discussed. The role that physical inactivity plays in promoting weight gain will be reviewed. New strategies that Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance professionals, researchers, and scholars can use to promote more active lifestyles and reduce sedentarism among the people they work with will be shared. Future research directions to address the obesity epidemic will also be explored.
Keyword(s): obesity issues, research
Presider: Bradley J. Cardinal, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
Speaker: Ross E. Andersen, The John Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

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