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Musculoskeletal Function and Obesity: Implications for Physical Activity


Shultz, SP and Byrne, NM and Hills, AP, Musculoskeletal Function and Obesity: Implications for Physical Activity, Current obesity reports, 3, (3) pp. 355-60. ISSN 2162-4968 (2014) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1007/s13679-014-0107-x


However quantified, obesity is a global health problem of significant magnitude. The condition is no longer limited to the developed world, with an increasing proportion of low-to-middle income countries burdened by obesity and its comorbidities. Specifically, obesity is a risk factor for a raft of psychosocial, physiological, cardiovascular, and metabolic problems. The carriage of excess body weight, including an unhealthy proportion of body fat, also has important implications for musculoskeletal health. To date, this important relationship has not received as much attention by the research community. Coincidentally, there has been a heightened interest in the role of physical activity and exercise across the lifespan in the prevention, treatment and management of obesity. This paper considers some of the more common musculoskeletal problems in children, adolescents and adults with implications for the overweight and obese and their meaningful engagement in physical activity.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Ergonomy; Exercise; Movement; Musculoskeletal function; Obesity; Physical activity
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Sports science and exercise
Research Field:Sports science and exercise not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the health sciences
UTAS Author:Byrne, NM (Professor Nuala Byrne)
UTAS Author:Hills, AP (Professor Andrew Hills)
ID Code:109224
Year Published:2014
Deposited By:Health Sciences
Deposited On:2016-06-03
Last Modified:2017-10-31

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