SpringerBriefs in Physiology

Energy Balance in Motion

Authors: Westerterp, Klaas R

  • An original work focused on the energy balance, especially on the limits of energy expenditure and athletic performance and is therefore different from other books dedicated to the topic of obesity  
  • Physical activity energy expenditure of modern man matches expenditures in wild mammals
  • Energetics of man and animals under one denominator
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Energy balance can be maintained by adapting energy intake to changes in energy expenditure and vice versa, where short-term changes in energy expenditure are mainly caused by physical activity. Questions are whether physical activity is affected by over and under-eating, is intake affected by an increase or a decrease in physical activity, and does overweight affect physical activity? Presented evidence is largely based on studies where physical activity is quantified with doubly labeled water. Overeating does not affect physical activity while under-eating decreases habitual or voluntary physical activity. Thus, it is easier to gain weight than to lose weight. An exercise induced increase in energy requirement is compensated by intake while a change to a more sedentary routine does not induce an equivalent reduction of intake and generally results in weight gain. Overweight and obese subjects have similar activity energy expenditures than lean people despite they move less. There are two options to reverse the general population trend for an increasing body weight, reducing intake or increasing physical activity. Based on the results presented, eating less is most effective for preventing weight gain, despite a potential negative effect on physical activity when reaching a negative energy balance.​

About the authors

Klaas R Westerterp is professor of Human Energetics at Maastricht University, The Netherlands. He coordinated the bachelor and master programme Metabolism and Nutrition at the Maastricht University Medical Center and was PhD dean of the Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences. Among his present fields of interest are energy metabolism and body composition, with special emphasis on observations in daily living conditions using accelerometers to assess physical activity and labelled water to assess energy expenditure. He is active in editorial boards of international scientific journals, e.g. Editor of European Journal of Applied Physiology; Editor in chief of Proceedings of the Nutrition Society.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction, Energy Balance in Animals

    Westerterp, Klaas R.

    Pages 1-13

  • Energy Balance

    Westerterp, Klaas R.

    Pages 15-36

  • Limits in Energy Expenditure

    Westerterp, Klaas R.

    Pages 37-45

  • Energy Expenditure, Physical Activity, Body Weight and Body Composition

    Westerterp, Klaas R.

    Pages 47-61

  • Extremes in Energy Intake

    Westerterp, Klaas R.

    Pages 63-70

Buy this book

eBook $34.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-34627-9
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $49.95
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-34626-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Energy Balance in Motion
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Physiology
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
The author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-34627-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-34627-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-34626-2
Series ISSN
2192-9866
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 111
Number of Illustrations and Tables
54 b/w illustrations
Topics