Hcs334 Week 2 Assighment 2
“Physical inactivity is certainly a major, if not the primary, cause of obesity in the United States Today. A certain minimal level of activity might be necessary for us to accurately balance our caloric intake to our caloric expenditure. With too little activity, we appear to lose the fine control we normally have to maintain this incredible balance” (Hoeger and Hoeger, Chapter 5, p. 163). Drawing from the quote above, please use the outline below to create an Empressr (Empressr Instructions) presentation this week: 1. Describe the current obesity trends in the United States. What factors have lead to this epidemic? What health issues have resulted from it? 2. Discuss the consequences of excessive body weight. How are individuals affected physically and emotionally by overweight and obesity? In addition to the increased risk for disease, what is the impact of these conditions on life expectancy and overall quality of life? 3. Discuss exercise as a strategy for weight management. Given that physical inactivity in a primary contributor to the weight problem in the United States, how can increased levels of physical activity enhance weight loss and decrease risk for obesity-related diseases?
Your presentation should be 5-6 slides in length (excluding title and reference slides), and should include a minimum of three references.
In addition to the presentation, please submit a Word document containing the same information as the title slide. This document will be used for your instructor to provide you with feedback regarding your work. Submit this file along with the presentation in the assignment dropbox.
Becks, M., (2010), Physical inactivity is now causing as many deaths as smoking across the world, a study suggests, Retrieved from http://monicabecks.wordpress.com/2012/09/10/inactivity-is-now-causing-as-many-deaths-as-smoking-across-the-world-a-study-suggests/