Ch 18: Weight Management for Personal Health

About This Chapter

Watch online health video lessons and take self-assessment quizzes to learn about methods for determining optimal weight, risk factors for obesity, weight loss strategies and more.

Weight Management for Personal Health - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

In this chapter, professional instructors provide an overview of the obesity epidemic facing many countries, including the U.S., before elaborating on some of the risk factors associated with weight management problems. They also outline methods for determining body fat content and choosing the right approach to maintaining a healthy weight, whether it be to improve your eating habits or introduce an exercise regimen into your daily routine. Learn about these weight control strategies and more with lessons designed to teach you the following:

  • Adverse health effects of being overweight
  • Risk factors for obesity
  • Methods for determining ideal weight
  • Effective weight control strategies

Video Objectives
The Issue of Weight Management: Obesity, Risks & Weight Problems Learn the differences between being overweight and being obese. Identify health risks associated with weight problems and explore the current epidemic of obesity, both in the U.S. and worldwide.
Factors Contributing to Overweight and Obesity Problems Differentiate between risk factors for obesity that can be controlled and risk factors that cannot be controlled.
Determining Body Fat Content: Reliable Options & Optimal Weight Examine reliable options for determining body fat content. Learn how to find out what weight is right for you.
Maintaining a Healthy Weight: Strategies, Methods & Effectiveness Survey weight control strategies, including diets, lifestyle modification and exercise. Determine which methods are the most effective.
Medical Strategies for Weight Loss: Medication and Surgery Assess the medical and surgical options used to help people lose weight. Understand the dangers of certain medications.

5 Lessons in Chapter 18: Weight Management for Personal Health
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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.

Determining Body Fat Content: Reliable Options & Optimal Weight

3. 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

4. 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.

Medical Strategies for Weight Loss: Medication and Surgery

5. Medical Strategies for Weight Loss: Medication and Surgery

Diet and exercise aren't the only options available for weight loss. Sometimes, diet and exercise may not help a person enough. This is why medications and surgery are used when necessary.

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