Ch 6: Physical Education & Weight Management

About This Chapter

Learn how to calculate an individual's optimal weight and choose an effective weight control strategy with this chapter's video lessons and quizzes. You'll also take a look at obesity statistics and risk factors for weight problems.

Physical Education & Weight Management - Chapter Summary

Study weight management basics with introductory video lessons that explore the difference between being obese and being overweight. You can also examine some of the factors that increase an individual's risk of developing weight problems and take a brief look at U.S. and global obesity statistics.

The second half of the chapter helps you compare ectomorph, endomorph and mesomorph body types. You'll also find lessons on the methods used to measure body fat percentage and determine an individual's optimal weight, along with suggestions for assessing the effectiveness of various weight control strategies, including fad diets and exercise.

  • Identify risk factors for obesity
  • Distinguish between different body types
  • Calculate body fat percentage and optimal weight
  • Outline effective strategies for maintaining a healthy weight

This chapter's short video lessons are just some of the resources available to help you study physical education and weight management. There are also transcripts that highlight key terms in bold and multiple-choice quizzes you can take to affirm your understanding of the lesson topics. You'll also get the added benefit of being taught by professional instructors with several years of experience in their field.

5 Lessons in Chapter 6: Physical Education & Weight Management
The Issue of Weight Management: Obesity, Risks & Weight Problems

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.

Factors Contributing to Overweight and Obesity Problems

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.

Body Types: Mesomorph, Ectomorph & Endomorph

3. Body Types: Mesomorph, Ectomorph & Endomorph

Body types vary from person to person. Large, small, thin or round, we all have a specific one. This lesson will explore the three main body types and will end with a quiz to see what you have learned.

Determining Body Fat Content: Reliable Options & Optimal Weight

4. 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.

Maintaining a Healthy Weight: Strategies, Methods & Effectiveness

5. 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.

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