Guía para el diseño de programas de intervención en población con obesidadDocumento de Posicionamiento del Grupo Ejercicio Físico de la Sociedad Española de Estudio de la Obesidad (SEEDO)

  1. Felipe Isidro Donate 1
  2. Sánchez-Oliver, Antonio J. 2
  3. Benito, Pedro J. 3
  4. Juan Ramon Heredia Elvar 4
  5. Walter Suárez-Carmona 5
  6. Javier Butragueño 3
  1. 1 Instituto Internacional Ciencias Ejercicio Físico y Salud (IICEFS)
  2. 2 Universidad de Sevilla

    Universidad de Sevilla

    Sevilla, España


  3. 3 Universidad Politécnica de Madrid

    Universidad Politécnica de Madrid

    Madrid, España


  4. 4 Universidad Alfonso X el Sabio

    Universidad Alfonso X el Sabio

    Villanueva de la Cañada, España


  5. 5 Universidad Pablo de Olavide

    Universidad Pablo de Olavide

    Sevilla, España


Retos: nuevas tendencias en educación física, deporte y recreación

ISSN: 1579-1726 1988-2041

Year of publication: 2023

Issue: 50

Pages: 33-49

Type: Article

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The aim of this position statement paper of the exercise working group of the Spanish Society for the Study of Obesity (SEEDO for its initials in Spanish) aims to establish clear guidelines for the design and application of exercise programs in the obese population. In the first section, we identify the limitations regarding intervention research with physical activity and exercise programs in the obese population, which justifies the need to establish a clear framework for the planning and programming of training in this population. In the second section, the planning of the exercise program is addressed. In this sense, the objectives, and operative processes in the planning of the program are presented, which include the assessment of the patient with obesity and the classification of the patient's level. Subsequently, the positioning focuses on the training programming, establishing the guidelines for the timing of the intervention cycles, the design of the training sessions and the general criteria for the selection of exercises, weekly frequency, volume, intensity, intrasession recovery and the organization and distribution of the exercises. The following section focuses on the indications and contraindications (absolute and relative) of physical activity and exercise in patients with obesity, which allows us to identify the situations in which it is necessary to take extreme precautions and adjust the intervention program. Finally, in the section on future perspectives on obesity and exercise interventions, the importance of continuous research in the area of physical exercise and obesity is highlighted, including new technologies applied to training and the effects of exercise together with pharmacological treatment. In short, the position paper presented is an essential guide for health professionals in the design and implementation of physical activity and exercise programs in the obese population.

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