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Clinical Applications: Considerations in Body Mass Assessment: Setting Realistic Weight Goals for Overweight Clients

Humphrey, Reed H. P.T., Ph.D., FACSM

ACSM's Health & Fitness Journal: July-August 2007 - Volume 11 - Issue 4 - p 35-36
doi: 10.1249/01.FIT.0000281232.61761.4a

Discusses considerations in body mass assessment for setting realistic weight goals for overweight clients.

Reed H. Humphrey, Ph.D., P.T., FACSM, is professor and chair of the School of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Science at the University of Montana. He completed a 4-year term as head of the World Council for Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation in 2004 and is a past president of the American Association of Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Rehabilitation. He is associate editor of ACSM's Resources for Clinical Exercise Physiology and past associate editor of ACSM's Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription, fifth edition. Humphrey currently serves as an associate editor for ACSM's Health and Fitness Journal®.

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