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Balance and Strength Training for Obese Individuals

Clark, Kristine N. M.S., RCEP


Learning Objective To provide an awareness of the importance of including balance training as part of an overall exercise program for obese individuals.

Balance training increases body awareness and makes better use of one’s strength, thus enabling the individual to improve their performance of daily living activities.

Kristine N. Clark, M.S., is a lecturer in the Physical Education Department at North Carolina State University. She also is a Clinical Exercise Physiologist at Duke University Diet and Fitness Center in Durham, NC. Her areas of interest include lifestyle change, functional training, and sports nutrition. She is ACSM Registered Clinical Exercise PhysiologistSM and ACSM Exercise Specialist® certified.

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