a desirable body weight throughout life is a popular, but elusive goal for most
adults. At any one time, 50% of American women, and 25% of American men are
dieting to lose weight, with only 5% of those involved in quick weight loss
programs successfully keeping the weight lost off for five or more years.
Obesity increases the risk for many diseases; most notably heart disease, colon
cancer, hypertension, arthritis, kidney disease, and diabetes. Additionally,
obesity often results in low self-esteem and social stigma. Education is the key
to appropriate and effective body weight control. This lesson discusses the
causes of overweight and obesity, and the key components (diet, exercise, and
behavior modification) used in its prevention and treatment.
1. Answer the above questions (objectives). E-mail them to the instructor in MS Word format.
2. Complete Assessment Activities 10.1, 10.2, and 10.4 found at the end of chapter 10 in your textbook. Provide a brief summary of the results of these assessments. and e-mail a brief report to the instructor in MS Word format.
3. Scan the major news websites for weight loss related articles. Write a brief description of at least 1 news story related to weight loss and your opinion about it. Your report should be about 1/2 page. E-mail your report to the instructor in MS Word format. Some of the major sites include http://www.usatoday.com http://www.msnbc.com http://www.cnn.com and others of your choice.