An overview of the contribution of fatness and fitness factors, and the role of exercise, in the formation of health status for individuals who are overweight
Division of Mathematics, Department of Science, Science and Health Careers, MS 29, PO Box 1046, 60 Bidwell Street, Manchester, CT 06045-1046, USA
Journal of Diabetes & Metabolic Disorders 2012, 11:19 doi:10.1186/2251-6581-11-19Published: 11 October 2012
Over the last half century there has been an epidemic of diminished health status induced by what seems as a concurrent rise in a population of individuals that are overfat. During the past few decades, the use of exercise has become a staple in the prevention and treatment options for the retarding the development of health issues pertaining to individuals who are overweight, overfatness or experience obesity. However, there are few studies and reviews look at the global issues surrounding the metabolic and hormone consequences of overfatness and the interaction of exercise with adiposity in humans developing the health status for the individual. This review offers an insight into our current understanding of health issues pertaining to metabolic and hormonal disruption related to overfatness and the treatment effect that exercise, especially resistance exercise, can have on impacting the health status, and overall well-being, for individuals who are overfat, regardless of body compositional changes leading toward a lessening of diseased state, and eventually a return to a normal health status for the individual.