Inactivity and Obesity

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Module 2 Case Assignment
BHE418 :: Health Behavior

November 26, 2012

INACTIVITY AND OBESITY
Review the article “Physical activity and sedentary activity patterns among children and adolescents:  A latent class analysis approach” for this assignment. As individuals and families spend more time in front of televisions, playing video games, surfing the internet, etc., incidence and prevalence rates of overweight and obese people in throughout the world increase.  Based on the article, describe family, community, and school level strategies you would use in planning an obesity prevention program. The following items in particular will be assessed:

1. Identify two specific strategies (family, community, or school level) you would use to plan an obesity prevention program.  Include evidence-based information as to why you believe these strategies will be the best ones to use.

2. In your opinion, when should obesity prevention start?  What should be the ideal age to start obesity prevention, knowing that lifestyle has a great impact on whether individuals will become obese?

3. Provide empirical evidence to support your position as to when obesity prevention should start.  Make sure to cite your sources.    Introduction
Studies of the health behavior of healthy individuals and families are closely correlated since without the support of a family, an individual would not prosper in healthy behaviors. This example hit close to home since there was someone at home always trying to gear my brother, sister, and myself in the right way. This might not be the case for other families and they might have different types of issues that are involved in the studies of health behavior of individuals and families. Human behavior plays a central role in the maintenance of health and the prevention of disease. Issues Involved

Some of the issues involved in the studies of the health behavior of healthy individuals and families are the different strategies...
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