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Reversing the Obesogenic Environment

Reversing the Obesogenic Environment Author Rebecca E. Lee
ISBN-10 9780736078993
Release 2011
Pages 233
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"Reversing the Obesogenic Environment "describes the factors that contribute to an environment that leads to obesity, including public policy, the built environment, food supply and distribution, family and cultural influences, technology, and the media. It also offers tools that help professionals start to reverse the obesity epidemic.



Obesity

Obesity Author Ross Andersen
ISBN-10 0736003282
Release 2003
Pages 301
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Obesity: Etiology, Assessment, Treatment, and Preventionis a comprehensive professional reference of weight management research and techniques. Featuring chapters from some of the world's top specialists in the field of weight control, it provides the most current and accurate information available today for treating obesity. The textbook combines a literature review with practical applications, incorporating expert analysis and synthesis of obesity treatment and prevention. The book is an important resource that will prepare health professionals and clinicians to help patients of all ages manage this complex and pervasive disease. Obesity: Etiology, Assessment, Treatment, and Preventiondevotes an entire chapter to treating and preventing obesity in children and discusses other relevant topics: - Nutrition therapy - Physical activity - Alternative therapies such as pharmacotherapy - Promising trends in obesity treatment In addition, graphs, tables, and chapter summaries make it easy for busy professionals to find and review key issues on the topic. As obesity continues to increase at an alarming rate throughout the world, this reference provides practitioners with the latest insight into integrating physical activity, nutrition, psychology, and medicine to help obese patients manage their weight.



Developing Effective Physical Activity Programs

Developing Effective Physical Activity Programs Author Lynda Ransdell
ISBN-10 0736066934
Release 2009
Pages 199
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Developing Effective Physical Activity Programsemphasizes the move away from a one-size-fits-all approach to physical activity interventions by providing evidence-based recommendations for designing, implementing, and evaluating more effective and appropriate physical activity interventions for diverse populations. Part of Human Kinetics' Physical Activity Intervention series, the book provides research, methods, techniques, and support to health professionals seeking ways to promote physical activity programs that meet the specific needs of women, overweight and obese populations, older adults, and ethnically diverse populations—those shown as most likely to be sedentary and in need of the benefits of physical activity interventions. Developing Effective Physical Activity Programsoffers background information to guide the planning process: -Physical activity recommendations for adults from various federal agencies and professional organizations, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the U.S. Department Health and Human Services, and the American College of Sports Medicine -An overview of scientific literature, which serves as a foundation for the physical activity recommendations -Detailed information regarding the four cornerstones of physical activity promotion: needs assessment, program planning, program implementation, and program evaluation -Descriptions of various physical activity measurement techniques and factors to consider when choosing one of these techniques The authors explain how careful consideration of the needs of specific populations can increase the success of physical activity interventions. They present evidence-based recommendations for working with various populations. Key considerations are discussed for each population, including the elements that make up the most successful interventions, unique barriers, and techniques for overcoming those barriers. Helpful tables summarize the barriers and solutions for each group, providing quick reference for designing programs. The final section of the text examines how the built environment, setting, and technology can influence intervention planning. You'll look at the ways in which neighborhood and community design can affect a person's physical activity levels. You'll also consider the various settings in which a program can be held, including homes, churches, and worksites, and how those settings will affect your program. This section also shows you how technology, such as Web- and phone-based interventions and podcasts, can be used to expand the reach of your program and positively influence the physical activity levels of participants. Throughout the book are summaries of current research studies examining physical activity interventions in various populations and settings along with descriptions and examples of successful programs and explanations for their success. In addition, each chapter concludes with helpful checklists that provide recommendations for developing and implementing physical activity interventions in various populations and settings. Unique in its comprehensive coverage of special populations, Developing Effective Physical Activity Programsshows practitioners how to answer the physical activity needs of each client or client group, address issues relevant to sedentary populations, and offer viable physical activity programs to improve the lives of the unique individuals they serve. Developing Effective Physical Activity Programsis part of the Physical Activity Intervention series. This timely series provides educational resources for professionals interested in promoting and implementing physical activity programs to a diverse and often resistant population.



Eat Drink and Be Healthy

Eat  Drink  and Be Healthy Author Walter Willett
ISBN-10 9781501164774
Release 2017-09-19
Pages 432
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In this national bestseller based on Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Public Health research, Dr. Willett explains why the USDA guidelines--the famous food pyramid--are not only wrong but also dangerous.



Developing Sport Expertise

Developing Sport Expertise Author Damian Farrow
ISBN-10 9781136317835
Release 2013-06-26
Pages 304
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The development of an athlete from basic performance to elite level of accomplishment is a long and complicated process. Identifying and nurturing talent, developing and fine tuning sport skills, and maintaining high levels of performance over the course of a career requires many thousands of hours of training and, increasingly, the input and support of expert coaches and sport scientists. In this fully revised and updated new edition of the leading student and researcher overview of the development of sports expertise, a team of world-class sport scientists and professional coaches examine the fundamental science of skill acquisition and explore the methods by which science can be applied in the real-world context of sport performance. This book surveys the very latest research in skill acquisition, provides a comprehensive and accessible review of core theory and key concepts and includes an innovative ‘Coaches Corner’ feature in each chapter, in which leading coaches offer insights from elite sport and critique contemporary practice in sport skill development. With new chapters offering more material on key topics such as instruction and observation and expert visual perception, the second edition of Developing Sport Expertise is invaluable reading for all researchers and students in the areas of expertise in sport, skill acquisition, motor control and development, sport psychology, or coaching theory and practice.



Practical Guide to Obesity Medicine

Practical Guide to Obesity Medicine Author Jolanta Weaver
ISBN-10 9780323496001
Release 2017-09-29
Pages 350
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Get a quick, expert overview of the many key facets of obesity management with this concise, practical resource by Dr. Jolanta Weaver. Ideal for any health care professional who cares for patients with a weight problem. This easy-to-read reference addresses a wide range of topics – including advice on how to "unpack" the behavioral causes of obesity in order to facilitate change, manage effective communication with patients suffering with weight problems and future directions in obesity medicine. Features a wealth of information on obesity, including hormones and weight problems, co-morbidities in obesity, genetics and the onset of obesity, behavioral aspects and psychosocial approaches to obesity management, energy and metabolism management, and more. Discusses pharmacotherapies and surgical approaches to obesity. Consolidates today’s available information and guidance in this timely area into one convenient resource.



Obesogenic Environments

Obesogenic Environments Author Amelia Lake
ISBN-10 9781444347821
Release 2011-06-09
Pages 248
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In a world where obesity has now reached epidemic proportions, a thorough understanding of the underlying causes of the problem is essential if society, public health initiatives and government policies are to successfully address the issue. The obesogenic environment describes all the possible influences that our environment presents which encourage overweight and obesity in individuals and populations. Beginning with an overarching introduction to obesity and its implications for health and wellbeing, the book will move on to consider such crucial areas as eating behaviours and food environments, physical activity and the environment, the urban environment, methods, policy and future research directions. Brings together expertise from across a range of disciplines Written by a truly multidisciplinary team of international authors Presents some of the most innovative thinking in the battle against obesity This groundbreaking book brings together for the first time the knowledge of experts with backgrounds in nutrition and dietetics, policy, epidemiology, environmental sciences, medical sciences, town planning and urban design, transport, geography and physical activity in order to offer a multidisciplinary approach to public health, suggesting new and exciting ways to shape our environment to better support healthful decisions.



Study Guide for Education to Accompany Neil J Salkind s Statistics for People Who Think They Hate Statistics

Study Guide for Education to Accompany Neil J  Salkind s Statistics for People Who  Think They  Hate Statistics Author Neil J. Salkind
ISBN-10 9781544320038
Release 2017-11-17
Pages 176
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This Study Guide for introductory statistics courses in education departments is designed to accompany Neil J. Salkind’s best-selling Statistics for People Who (Think They) Hate Statistics, Sixth Edition. Extra exercises; activities; and true/false, multiple choice, and essay questions (with answers to all questions) feature education-specific content to help further student mastery of text concepts. A dataset is provided for use with the book at edge.sagepub.com/salkind6e. The dataset contains simulated data to represent a random elementary school in the US. This fictitious elementary school consists of grade K-5 and has traditional classes taught in English as well as Spanish immersion classes. The simulated data represents a set of 70 teachers in this school. The dataset allows students to run various practice exercises in SPSS.



Global Perspectives on Childhood Obesity

Global Perspectives on Childhood Obesity Author Debasis Bagchi
ISBN-10 008096172X
Release 2010-10-12
Pages 536
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Understanding the complex factors contributing to the growing childhood obesity epidemic is vital not only for the improved health of the world's future generations, but for the healthcare system. The impact of childhood obesity reaches beyond the individual family and into the public arenas of social systems and government policy and programs. Global Perspectives on Childhood Obesity explores these with an approach that considers the current state of childhood obesity around the world as well as future projections, the most highly cited factors contributing to childhood obesity, what it means for the future both for children and society, and suggestions for steps to address and potentially prevent childhood obesity. This book will cover the multi-faceted factors contributing to the rapidly growing childhood obesity epidemic The underlying causes and current status of rapidly growing obesity epidemic in children in the global scenario will be discussed The strategies for childhood obesity prevention and treatment such as physical activity and exercise, personalized nutrition plans and school and community involvement will be presented



Physical Activity Interventions in Children and Adolescents

Physical Activity Interventions in Children and Adolescents Author Dianne Stanton Ward
ISBN-10 0736051325
Release 2007
Pages 270
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Physical Activity Interventions in Children and Adolescents provides information on the current levels of youth physical activity and offers a clear and reader-friendly overview of theories of behavior change that have been used in developing physical activity interventions in a variety of settings. Professionals can use the book in learning about physical activity and the role it plays in the lives of youth. It will guide readers in designing successful interventions that can change activity behavior for the children and adolescents with whom they work.



Health

Health Author Rebecca J. Donatelle
ISBN-10 0134299396
Release 2017-02-28
Pages
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Created for university and college students taking a personal health course in their first year of study, The heavily revised Health: The Basics provides the foundation they'll need to lead healthy lives, now and in the future. This text was revised to reflect and exemplify "self-awareness, integrity, respect, self-responsibility, and gratitude," and to ensure students were provided with the most current Canadian research and up-to-date statistical information. Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; MasteringHealth does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with MasteringHealth, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MasteringHealth, search for: 0134659856 / 9780134659855 Health: The Basics, Seventh Canadian Edition Plus MasteringHealth with Pearson eText -- Access Card Package Package consists of: 0134299396 / 9780134299396 Health: The Basics, Seventh Canadian Edition 013463554X / 9780134635545 MasteringHealth with Pearson eText -- Standalone Access Card -- for Health: The Basics, Seventh Canadian Edition



Evaluating Obesity Prevention Efforts

Evaluating Obesity Prevention Efforts Author Committee on Evaluating Progress of Obesity Prevention Effort
ISBN-10 9780309285278
Release 2013-12-11
Pages 462
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Obesity poses one of the greatest public health challenges of the 21st century, creating serious health, economic, and social consequences for individuals and society. Despite acceleration in efforts to characterize, comprehend, and act on this problem, including implementation of preventive interventions, further understanding is needed on the progress and effectiveness of these interventions. Evaluating Obesity Prevention Efforts develops a concise and actionable plan for measuring the nation's progress in obesity prevention efforts--specifically, the success of policy and environmental strategies recommended in the 2012 IOM report Accelerating Progress in Obesity Prevention: Solving the Weight of the Nation. This book offers a framework that will provide guidance for systematic and routine planning, implementation, and evaluation of the advancement of obesity prevention efforts. This framework is for specific use with the goals and strategies from the 2012 report and can be used to assess the progress made in every community and throughout the country, with the ultimate goal of reducing the obesity epidemic. It offers potentially valuable guidance in improving the quality and effect of the actions being implemented. The recommendations of Evaluating Obesity Prevention Efforts focus on efforts to increase the likelihood that actions taken to prevent obesity will be evaluated, that their progress in accelerating the prevention of obesity will be monitored, and that the most promising practices will be widely disseminated.



Early Childhood Obesity Prevention Policies

Early Childhood Obesity Prevention Policies Author Institute of Medicine
ISBN-10 9780309210287
Release 2011-10-31
Pages 202
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Childhood obesity is a serious health problem that has adverse and long-lasting consequences for individuals, families, and communities. The magnitude of the problem has increased dramatically during the last three decades and, despite some indications of a plateau in this growth, the numbers remain stubbornly high. Efforts to prevent childhood obesity to date have focused largely on school-aged children, with relatively little attention to children under age 5. However, there is a growing awareness that efforts to prevent childhood obesity must begin before children ever enter the school system. Early Childhood Obesity Prevention Policies reviews factors related to overweight and obese children from birth to age 5, with a focus on nutrition, physical activity, and sedentary behavior, and recommends policies that can alter children's environments to promote the maintenance of healthy weight. Because the first years of life are important to health and well-being throughout the life span, preventing obesity in infants and young children can contribute to reversing the epidemic of obesity in children and adults. The book recommends that health care providers make parents aware of their child's excess weight early. It also suggests that parents and child care providers keep children active throughout the day, provide them with healthy diets, limit screen time, and ensure children get adequate sleep. In addition to providing comprehensive solutions to tackle the problem of obesity in infants and young children, Early Childhood Obesity Prevention Policies identifies potential actions that could be taken to implement those recommendations. The recommendations can inform the decisions of state and local child care regulators, child care providers, health care providers, directors of federal and local child care and nutrition programs, and government officials at all levels.



Handbook of Obesity Prevention

Handbook of Obesity Prevention Author Shiriki Kumanyika
ISBN-10 9780387478609
Release 2007-09-23
Pages 538
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Comprehensive in scope and meticulously researched, Handbook of Obesity Prevention analyzes the intricate causes of this public health crisis, and sets out concrete, multilevel strategies for meeting it head-on. This innovative handbook clearly defines obesity in clinical, epidemiologic, and financial terms, and offers guidelines for planning and implementing programs and evaluating results. This systematic approach to large-scale social and policy change gives all parties involved—from individual practitioners to multinational corporations—the tools to set and attain realistic goals based on solid evidence and best practice in public health. A sample of topics covered: The individual: risk factors and prevention across the lifespan, specific populations (pregnant women, ethnic and regional groups). Levers for change in schools and workplaces. Community settings: role of the physical environment. "De-marketing" obesity: food industries and the media. Grassroots action: consumers and communities. The global obesity epidemic: rapid developments, potential solutions. From obesity prevention to health promotion: the future of the field. Its level of detail and wide range of topics make the Handbook of Obesity Prevention a bedrock sourcebook, overview, reference, or teaching text. Read by topic or cover to cover, here is accurate, up-to-date information for professionals and students in all areas of public health.



Public Health Nutrition

Public Health Nutrition Author Judith L. Buttriss
ISBN-10 9781118660966
Release 2017-04-05
Pages 456
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Public Health Nutrition has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Public Health Nutrition also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Public Health Nutrition book for free.



Motivating People to be Physically Active

Motivating People to be Physically Active Author Bess Marcus
ISBN-10 0736072470
Release 2009
Pages 200
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Now updated to include how technology can be used in changing physical activity behaviour, this is a comprehensive reference describing proven methods for helping people change from being inactive to active living.



Obesity Treatment and Prevention New Directions

Obesity Treatment and Prevention  New Directions Author A. Drewnowski
ISBN-10 9783318021165
Release 2012-10-26
Pages 166
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Obesity continues to be a major problem for global public health, affecting not only adults, but increasingly also adolescents and even young children. Moreover, obesity and diabetes are no longer limited to wealthy societies: rates are also rising in low- and middle-income countries.Summarizing some of the key issues in obesity treatment and prevention, this publication promotes novel and interdisciplinary approaches and explores cutting-edge ideas that span child development, nutrition, behavioral sciences, economics, geography and public health.Contributions suggest a sequence of steps that may result in new ways to address obesity at the personal as well as at the population level: First, a clear understanding of who becomes obese, where, and for what reason is needed. Second, the likely contributions to overeating by the brain, biology, economics and the environment need to be identified. Then, based on the understanding of disease etiology and its distribution by geography and by social strata, targeted yet comprehensive strategies for obesity prevention and treatment for both individuals and groups need to be developed.