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Weight Management & Energy Needs - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives
Healthy weight maintenance and energy balance are focused on in this chapter, which also discusses issues associated with being overweight or obese and offers methods for determining body fat content. You'll examine childhood obesity factors and find out how the body uses energy. The experienced instructors who teach these lessons will also discuss key terms, like adipose tissue, and common methods of weight control. At the end of this chapter, you'll be familiar with:
- The obesity epidemic in the U.S.
- The definition of energy balance
- Optimal weights
- The effectiveness of exercise and diet
- The dietary fat guidelines for children
|The Issue of Weight Management: Obesity, Risks & Weight Problems||Describes the obesity epidemic in the U.S. and worldwide. Defines key terms, including overweight and obese. Examines the risks of being overweight or obese.|
|Factors Contributing to Overweight and Obesity Problems||Assesses factors that increase a person's risk of becoming obese. Compares and contrasts controllable and uncontrollable factors.|
|Physiology of Adipose Tissue||Defines and describes adipose tissue. Provides an in-depth look at its physiology.|
|Energy Balance: How the Body Uses Energy||Explains how energy balance works. Describes energy uses in the body.|
|Determination of Energy Use by the Body||Compares methods that are commonly used to determine how energy is used by the body.|
|Determining Body Fat Content: Reliable Options & Optimal Weight||Lists reliable options for determining body fat content. Examines some ways you can determine what the right weight is for you.|
|Maintaining a Healthy Weight: Strategies, Methods & Effectiveness||Discusses exercise, diet, nutrition and lifestyle modification. Reviews fad diets and other weight loss strategies. Evaluates which methods are the most effective for maintaining a healthy weight.|
|Factors of Childhood Obesity & the Benefits of a Balanced Diet||Compares restriction versus balance in choices about dietary fat for children. Introduces some factors that lead to childhood obesity and analyzes the American Heart Association's recommendations for incorporating low-fat and non-fat milk products into children's diets.|
1. The Issue of Weight Management: Obesity, Risks & Weight Problems
Being overweight or obese are two conditions that have similarities in the problems they may cause, but they aren't precisely the same. This lesson will point out the differences and the unfortunate similarities between the two.
2. Factors Contributing to Overweight and Obesity Problems
Sometimes our hands are tied with respect to what happens in life. But not always. In this lesson, you'll learn that despite the apparently uncontrollable risk factors for obesity, two important, controllable aspects may help you overcome the possibility of obesity.
3. Determination of Energy Use by the Body
How much energy does your body use each day? Your body uses energy to perform the vital bodily functions that keep you alive and for any physical activities you engage in. Learn about the methods available to determine energy use by the body.
4. Energy Balance: How the Body Uses Energy
Energy balance is the relationship between the energy you take in and the energy you use. Learn how you take in energy from the foods you eat and how your body uses that energy for your basal metabolism, physical activity and food digestion.
5. Physiology of Adipose Tissue
Adipose tissue is a loose connective tissue that contains fat-storing cells. Learn how this tissue provides you with a long-term source of energy and cushions and insulates your vital organs, as well as how it may even act as an endocrine organ, in this lesson.
6. Determining Body Fat Content: Reliable Options & Optimal Weight
Many measurements and tests exist to determine your approximate body fat percentage and whether or not your body composition is of healthy proportions. Some of the well-known techniques are going to be the topic of discussion in this lesson.
7. Maintaining a Healthy Weight: Strategies, Methods & Effectiveness
Three major but important strategies can help you maintain a healthy weight. Throughout this lesson, we'll take a look at exercise, diet, and (believe it or not) sleep as important strategies for achieving this goal.
8. Factors of Childhood Obesity & the Benefits of a Balanced Diet
Childhood obesity is a complex problem that is influenced by environmental, behavioral and genetic factors. These factors lead to increased calorie intake and decreased physical activity. Learn about these factors and the benefits of a balanced diet in this lesson.
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