HCA240 Week 1-DQ 1 - problems, and mental health problems....

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WK1 DQ 1 Each year in the United States, almost $100 billion dollars are spent on health issues related to obesity, and about 300,000 people die of conditions related to obesity (Mulvihill et al., 2006). Watch the Why Weight Matters video listed on this week’s Electronic Reserve Reading page by clicking the orange WATCH VIDEO button. As you observed in this week’s Why Weight Matters video, eating habits and lack of physical activity are the most common and preventable causes of obesity. What short-term and long-term health conditions are direct consequences of the obesity epidemic? What individual and societal changes can help reverse the obesity epidemic ANSWER: Some health conditions that are directly related to obesity would include diabetes, heart
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Unformatted text preview: problems, and mental health problems. As stated in the video, a huge cause of the obesity epidemic is societys eating habits and lack of physical activity. As a society, it would help if there were more health-conscious foods made more readily available. I think that in the past few years, we have seen this start to happen. I also think that people need to take it upon themselves to stop being lazy and put aside a certain amount of time each day or week just for some sort of physical activity. The physical activity could have many different health benefits, not just related to the obesity epidemic....
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This note was uploaded on 06/30/2011 for the course HCA240 COU HCA240 Cou taught by Professor Hca240coursesyllabus during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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