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Better Health for Individuals

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Better Health For Individuals
Research Essay
Mrs. Lovern
Due Date: 20/6/12
By: Kristele

Part A

Overweight and obesity (weight control)
W.H.O (World Health Organization) defined overweight and obesity as abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that may impair health [2]. This health area of concern is associated with developing an increased risk for serious and chronic illnesses that can damage an individual’s life and health. Serious medical conditions that occur in obesity involves cardiovascular conditions, asthma and type-2 diabetes and long term effects of obesity can require coronary heart disease, gall bladder disease, endocrine disorder and some cases of cancers. According to the NSW Population Health Survey in 2009, that 52.5% of the population were overweight and obese. Through this percentage of the population it was found that males (59.5%) were at a higher rate than females (45.4%). Childhood overweight and obesity rates through the NSW Schools Physical Activity and Nutrition Survey (SPANS) demonstrated that 25% of boys and 23.3% of girls were overweight or obese. Through analysis represented a slight increase over the last 10 years.

The NSW Government has created strategies for Australia to decrease the rates of overweight and obesity through health promotion campaigns like “Measure Up”, “Swap it don’t stop it” and “Go for 2&5”.

“GO FOR 2&5”

The Go for 2&5 health promotion campaign commenced on the 28th of April 2005 and ran through July 2005. This health promotion was initially established by the Western Australian Department of Health and is spread through most states and territories in Australia. Go for 2&5 has a partnership with the following organisations like Cancer Institute NSW, Horticulture Australia and endorsed with the World Health Organisation (WHO) to implement this campaign. This particular health promotion campaign has aimed to increase and...

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