Chapter 8. Physical Activity, Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes

  1. Anthony H. Barnett Professor of Medicine and Consultant Physician2 and
  2. Sudhesh Kumar Professor of Medicine3
  1. Carlton B. Cooke Professor of Sport and Exercise Research and
  2. Paul J. Gately Principal Lecturer in Exercise Physiology and Health

Published Online: 7 FEB 2006

DOI: 10.1002/0470011106.ch8

Obesity and Diabetes

Obesity and Diabetes

How to Cite

Cooke, C. B. and Gately, P. J. (2004) Physical Activity, Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes, in Obesity and Diabetes (eds A. H. Barnett and S. Kumar), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/0470011106.ch8

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Dept of Medicine/Diabetes/Endocrinology, Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, Birmingham, UK

  2. 3

    Diabetes & Metabolism, Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL, UK

Author Information

  1. Centre for Leisure and Sport Research, Leeds Metropolitan University, Leeds, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 7 FEB 2006
  2. Published Print: 17 APR 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470848982

Online ISBN: 9780470011102



  • Introduction

  • Physical Activity and Exercise, What Is the Difference?

  • Current Physical Activity Behaviour and Guidelines

  • The Importance of Physical Activity to Health

  • Energy Balance

  • Energy Expenditure

  • Exercise Tolerance and Cardiorespiratory Fitness in Overweight and Obese Adults and Children

  • Guidelines for Exercise and Activity Prescription (Including Practical Issues of Clinical Management for Diabetics and the Obese)

  • Research Evidence on the Role of Physical Activity in the Prevention and Treatment of Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes

  • Physical Activity and the Behavioural Treatment of Obesity

  • Linking Research and Practice

  • Case Study

  • Summary

  • References