About This Chapter
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;|
|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|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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