9181 - Taking Charge of Your Health: Weight Management...

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Taking Charge of Your Health: Weight Management Frederick Schulze , D.Ed., CHES Asst. Professor, Health Science Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania
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About the Author Dr. Frederick “Rick” Schulze founded and facilitates a weight management support group for students at Lock Haven University. He also struggles with weight management issues. Dr. Schulze lost over 100 pounds. Dr. Schulze teaches Consumer Health, substance abuse and Introduction to Health in a community health major.
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Learning Objectives Recognize health risks associated with overweight; Identify lifestyle factors that may contribute to a successful weight management program; Identify consumer health issue related to weight-loss products; Describe prevalence of overweight and obesity in America.
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Overweight and Obesity Epidemics in the United States More than ½ of all adults are overweight Nearly a quarter are obese Rate of obesity has doubled since 1960 and continues to rise Estimated if current trends continue, all Americans will be overweight by 2030.
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Childhood Obesity On the rise with 1 in 3 children now is either overweight or at risk for becoming so.
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Associated Health Problems Inactivity and overweight account for than 300,000 premature deaths annually in United States, 2 nd only to tobacco-related deaths.
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Body Weight Satisfaction Many Americans are unhappy with their bodies More than ½ of Americans are dissatisfied with their weight status Only 10% are completely satisfied with their weight status.
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Trying to Lose Weight 30% of adult males and 55% of adult females report having tried to lose weight in the last year; reports among teen and college-age females much higher.
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Healthy People 2010 Sets the goal of decreasing number of obese people to no more than 15% of adults and 5% of children and teens Trends, however, seem to be moving away from these goals Americans consume an avg. of 160 more calories per day than they did 20 years ago and engage in less physical activity.
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Factors Contributing to Overweight Today Greater consumption of fast foods More meals eaten outside of home Increased portion sizes Increased consumption of soft drinks and convenience foods More time spent in activities such as playing video games, surfing the web, watching TV Fewer physical education classes for children and teens
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