Of infants measured, 60% were in the lower percent for their weight/height (X report, date). Unhealthy diet Energy balance of the number of calories consumed from food and beverages with the number of calories the body uses for activity plays a role in preventing excess weight gain. A healthy diet pattern follows the Dietary Guidelines for Americans which emphasizes eating whole grains, fruits, vegetables, lean protein, low-fat and fat-free dairy products and drinking water ( Scripps Scripps Hospital has a program in which a nutritionist teaches healthy eating habits, especially in terms of heart healthy food that can lower blood pressure and reduce bad cholesterol. Those interested can sing up to go to these classes at . 32
MY COMMUNITY 33 Health, 2018a). Inadequate physical activity The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans recommends adults do at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity activity or 75 minutes of vigorous intensity activity, or a combination of both, along with 2 days of strength training per week ( Scripps Health, 2018b) . Scripps clinic has the Shiley Sports and Fitness Center that the public can use. It includes state-of-the-art workout equipment, numerous exercise classes, comprehensive fitness evaluations, body composition analysis, metabolism testing, personal fitness training, and aquatic fitness classes. It also has multiple specialty exercise programs including the Parkinson’s “Keep Moving” exercise class, and the Bone health exercise class ( Scripps Health, 2018b) . Inadequate education Obesity in childhood affected 17 % of American children in 2013 and is associated with life-threatening and costly health consequences that start in childhood and persist into adulthood ( Cluss, Ewing, King, Reis, Dodd…Penner. 2013). Scripps Hospital has a weight loss program that allows patients to become educated by a doctor or nurse practitioner whom teach them how to lose weight with diet and exercise and stay a healthy weight thereafter. Inadequate stress management Chronic social stress, often arising from poor interpersonal relationships, job or unemployment stress, poor self-esteem, and low socioeconomic status has been associated with obesity and its associated illnesses ( Scott, Melhorn, & Sakai. 2013). Scripps hospital has a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program in which people can learn “ to cope with stress, pain and illness by drawing upon your inner resources. Closely modeled after the world-renowned stress reduction program developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D., our approach combines breath awareness, meditation, yoga and other mind-body methods to help you achieve serenity, health and well-being in your everyday life” 33
MY COMMUNITY 34 ( Scripps Health. 2018d ). * These are factors that contribute to problem and outcomes.
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