Complete this webinar exam for continuing education credit after
watching the associated webinar The Physiology of Obesity. After
purchase, you will receive an e-mail with instructions on taking the
exam. Upon successful completion, you can retrieve your certificate from
the My Courses/Transcripts area of the Education Center.
This continuing education exam is delivered online and tests your knowledge after viewing the webinar The Physiology of Obesity. Upon successful completion of this exam, you will be able to retrieve your certificate of completion from the My Courses/Transcripts area of the Education Center and submit it to your certifying organization. Instructions for retrieving this certificate, as well as information on taking the exam, will be e-mailed to you when your order is complete.
About the Webinar
In The Physiology of Obesity you'll learn the role of leptin, adiponectin, and the gut hormones in regulating body fat. You’ll also discover effects of cellular inflammation, insulin sensitivity, and appetite suppression on distribution of body fat. Dr. Kravitz presents the most current information on metabolic syndrome, the lactate threshold exercise prescription for optimal weight loss, and guidelines for a weight management program using the most successful behavioral and cognitive strategies. Webinar Objectives
Define obesity using BMI.
Outline factors related to increased global obesity.
Discuss leptin, ghrelin, adiponectin, and inflammatory proteins and their relationships to fat and energy balance.
Define metabolic syndrome.
Discuss behavioral and cognitive strategies for weight loss and management.
Explain lactate threshold training.
Outline the lactate threshold exercise prescription for optimal weight loss.
Identify the best method of monitoring exercise intensity using lactate threshold training.
A continuing education course for personal trainers, nutritionists,
wellness coaches, and other health and fitness professionals.
Len Kravitz, PhD, is the program coordinator of exercise science
and researcher at the University of New Mexico, where he won the
Outstanding Teacher of the Year award. Len was honored with the 2009
Canadian Fitness Professional Specialty Presenter of the Year award and
chosen as the American Council on Exercise 2006 Fitness Educator of the
Year. He also has received the prestigious Canadian Fitness Professional
Lifetime Achievement Award and the Aquatic Exercise Association 2010
"This is a great review on some of the statistics as well as new
information on the role hormones play in obesity. I will use the lactate
threshold information with my clients; it was great. Thanks for the
reminder about how important spontaneous activity is!"
T. Clark—Phoenix, AZ
"I have a better understanding of the physiological processes
involved in obesity and how they can affect clients’ goals. This is
timely information on a growing problem that fitness trainers can
S. Larsen Daigle, PhD—Mandeville, LA
"I gained a better understanding of the functions of the various gut
hormones and how to design a lactate threshold training system. I will
look further into using RPE with my clients and continue to emphasize
cardiovascular training with those clients who wish to lose weight."
D. Ratajack—North Plainfield, NJ
"This online course gave me motivation to further explore the
research on lactate threshold. It was also very interesting to hear that
RPE appears to be the best guide to training intensity."
D. Sare—Cobble Hill, BC, Canada
"I can use this information to help my clients who have difficulty
with weight loss and motivation. This is a great course and it is very
thorough! There is a lot of valuable information!"