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better to define what is obesity. Obesity is an excessive deposit of fat in the body. It is obvious that obesity is a disease that is characterized by greater caloric reserves in the body. In fact, various causes and factors can influence children to become obese. First of all, healthy sleep is very important for children. During the daytime, the body is spending its energy for digestion and during night, the body is collecting energy for the next day. Seven hours of sleeping is considers...

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poor dietary choices, increased caloric intake, increased stress and disturbed sleep patterns, in addition to many other factors, contribute to the increased weight gain and obesity in college-aged young adults (3,4,5,6). In many cases, increased body weight contributes to the development of the metabolic syndrome in adolescents and young adults, including impaired glucose tolerance, insulin resistance, hyperlipidemia, elevated blood pressure, and increased abdominal fat (7,8,9,10,11). Reducing...

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Teachers Role in Addressing/Preventing Obesity

The greatest health risk facing children today is not a terrible disease such as Leukaemia. It is obesity, a condition that has been on the rise in the past several decades. Obesity is defined as an excessive accumulation of body fat or when total body fat is more than 25% in boys and more than 32% in girls. Factors associated with obesity can include genes, domestic environment, health conditions, psychological influences and lifestyle and eating habits. However research has shown that the child’s...

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How Television Has Impacted Technology

Obesity is considered a form of malnutrition in which food energy is stored as fat due to being unused. Child obesity is bred within the home and the television is a major contributor to it. The energy we consume from food needs to be used up by the body on a daily basis through physical exertion. An overweight child devoting a major portion of time to watching television is at risk to becoming obese. Television is certainly a contributor to that obesity. Kids these days are getting bigger and bigger...

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The Social Constructionism of Obesity

own perspective and interests” (Paterson). The media frames fat and attempts to define it in a way that convinces individuals to take a specific stance or course of action. The mass media also regularly bombards us with medical claims about the fat body. While some of this information is consistent at face value, some of it does not quite add up (Kwan). For example, contrary to popular belief, weight gain in the U.S is potentially insignificant. Since the populations weight follows a standard deviation...

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Child Obesity

individual. And most often, obesity in children is a psychological disability. They have a hard time in school due to the hostile social environment. Therefore a child will dislike and avoid school. Obesity often results in social isolation, negative body image, low self-esteem, and delayed psychological development. And unfortunately heath educators in the school system do not address weight for children as they would for racism or sexism. Therefore an obese child is not educated, and often excluded...

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Study Case Discussion

of differing “shapes” among women, as opposed to the traditional numerical sizing method. 2. Implement a marketing strategy which will discard the usage of the term “plus-size” and coin new terminology, such as “normal sizing”. 3. Implement a two-pronged approach, running parallel programs that utilize both new lines for shape-based sizing, as well as a marketing program using new terminology. The Lane Bryant is implementing by manufacturing new clothing lines that appeal to shape-based consumption...

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Miscalibrations in Cosmetics

more drive to appear more attractive to both men and women and use cosmetics to accomplish this. Women also believe that men prefer a thinner body shape, while men believe that women prefer a more muscular body shape. The ideals of attractiveness held by one sex are very different depending on the person. Women sometimes choose cosmetics over changing body image. The face is the first thing a person sees, so women use cosmetics to give a good first ! MISCALIBRATIONS WITH COSMETICS 4 ! impression...

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Determinants of Health.

health. Biological Determinants –body weight & genetics. (Introduction- Biological determinants) Biological determinants of health include those factors that influence the health status of an individual through genetics or as a result of the effect of micro-organisms. Biological determinants are also the structure of the cells, tissues and systems of the body and how well they function. The effect of micro-organisms is both positive and negative to our body. Many miro-organisms are necessary...

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Seeking Self-Approval

I had multiple problems living with obesity, such as poor body image, social pressure, low self-esteem, and to seek parent's approval. With the negative experience of childhood obesity, I have come to learn a valuable lesson to pursue and maintain a healthier life style. The mirror can be your friend or your enemy. I considered it my worst enemy because I had to look at something I feared: I had to face myself at my worst physical shape. I had what was called "man boobies": they were the worst...

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