This course begins with a comprehensive literature review of research associated with obesity and exercise trends in the America. With this foundation, Dr. Westcott outlines the physiological adaptions of the aging process in light of three major considerations, i.e., too little muscle, too low metabolic rate, and too much fat. Dr. Westcott explains the limiting factors of dieting and endurance training alone and thoroughly explains the literature review of the many benefits of strength training as it relates to weight management. Specific strength training benefits adapdations are explained in terms of muscle loss concerns, metabolic rate reduction, muscle mass gains, metabolic rate increases, improved bone mineral density, improved glucose metabolism, increased gastronintestinal transit speed, reduced resting blood pressure, as well as many other physiological adapations. Dr. Westcott also highlights current research on Protein Supplementation and Strength Training. A fitness professional will take away samples of sensible strength training programs which have been shown to help in weight management.