The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) has published its Position Stand "Appropriate Physical Activity Intervention Strategies for Weight Loss and Prevention of Weight Regain for Adults," updating its previous guidelines, particularly as it relates to the increased levels of physical activity that may be necessary for prevention of weight gain, for weight loss and for prevention of weight regain.
The official ACSM pronouncement is published in the February 2009 issue of Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, the official journal of the American College of Sports Medicine.
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