Ch 15: Weight Management & Energy Needs: Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

The Weight Management and Energy Needs chapter of this Place Health Practice and Study Guide Syllabus Resource and Lesson Plans course is designed to help you plan and teach the factors and treatment plans for weight and energy problems in your classroom. The video lessons, quizzes and transcripts can easily be adapted to provide your lesson plans with engaging and dynamic educational content. Make planning your course easier by using our syllabus as a guide.

Weekly Syllabus

Below is a sample breakdown of the Weight Management and Energy Needs chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.

Day Topics Key Terms and Concepts Covered
Monday Weight management fundamentals Overview of the epidemics of obesity and overweight domestically and internationally
Tuesday Risk factors for obesity;
Adipose tissue
Social, psychological, genetic and familial risk factors for obesity; explanation of the physiology of adipose tissue
Wednesday Energy balance Discussion and comparison of the types of energy used by the body
Thursday Body fat content and weight maintenance Ways to measure body fat content;
How fad diets, nutrition, exercise and lifestyle changes are used to control weight
Friday Childhood obesity and balanced diet Influences that contribute to childhood obesity; discussion of the American Heart Association's recommendations regarding non-fat and low-fat milk

8 Lessons in Chapter 15: Weight Management & Energy Needs: Lesson Plans
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Determination of Energy Use by the Body

1. 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.

Determining Body Fat Content: Reliable Options & Optimal Weight

2. 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.

Energy Balance: How the Body Uses Energy

3. 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.

Factors Contributing to Overweight and Obesity Problems

4. 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.

Factors of Childhood Obesity & the Benefits of a Balanced Diet

5. 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.

Maintaining a Healthy Weight: Strategies, Methods & Effectiveness

6. 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.

Physiology of Adipose Tissue

7. 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.

The Issue of Weight Management: Obesity, Risks & Weight Problems

8. 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.

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