Exercise Prescription For Weight Loss – Links To Some Resources

Cardiovascular exercise and strength training are both critical for a successful weight loss program. The reasons why this is so go beyond the caloric expenditure effect of any exercise. The reasons are subtle and I’ll be going over them in upcoming posts.

For now I’ve listed some resources for physicians (and patients) who want to prescribe exercise for weight loss.


(1) How to Write an Exercise Prescription [Full Text PDF] MAJ Robert L. Gauer, MD, LTC Francis G. O’Connor, MD, FACSM. Department of Family Medicine: Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences.

(2) Exercise Prescriptions in Older Adults [PubMed Abstract] [Full Text HTML] [Full Text PDF]. Am Fam Physician. 2017 Apr 1;95(7):425-432.

(3) ACSM STRENGTH TRAINING GUIDELINES Role in Body Composition and
Health Enhancement [Full Text PDF]

(4) Growing Stronger: Strength Training For Older Adults [Full Text PDF]. 2002 From The Physical Activity Website of the Centers for Disease Control.

(5) Reference Standards For The 6 Minute Walk Test And Other Resources On Exercise Assessment Posted on July 19, 2018 by Tom Wade MD

(6) Exercise Oximetry And Walking Tests in Chronic Respiratory Diseases
Posted on July 27, 2017 by Tom Wade MD

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