December 6 - 7, 2007 Advisory Committee Meeting
Friday, December 7, 12:30 p.m.
The meeting continued with open discussion among Committee
It was commented not much has been addressed in terms of nutrition. While
the charge of the group is to address physical activity it should be noted that
people should also consult the Dietary Guidelines as nutrition and physical
activity should go hand in hand.
Fitness as an Outcome Versus Exposure
Several comments addressed the appropriateness of fitness as an outcome and
how it relates as an exposure. Additionally, members agreed there should be
language addressing whether physical activity touches upon fitness. While
exercise is somewhat of a different area, moderate physical activity, especially
in inactive individuals, can improve fitness.
Discussion turned again towards methodology for capturing volume of physical
activity. Further discussion will be needed to see if a standard can be utilized
when final recommendations are being developed by Committee members.
Dr. Haskell adjourned the Committee Meeting.