Published on December 2, 2015
For more course tutorials visit www.uophelp.com Each year in the United States, almost $100 billion dollars are spent on health issues related to obesity, and about 300,000 people die of conditions related to obesity (Mulvihill et al., 2006). • Resource: Why Weight Matters video • Due Date: Day 2 [post to the Main forum] • Watch the Why Weight Matters video listed on this week’s Electronic Reserve Reading page by clicking the orange WATCH VIDEO button. • Post your response to the following: As you observed in this week’s Why Weight Matters video, eating habits and lack of physical activity are the most common and preventable causes of obesity. What short-term and long-term health conditions are direct consequences of the obesity epidemic? What individual and societal changes can help reverse the obesity epidemic? Reference Mulvihill, M. L., Zelman, M., Holdaway, P., Tompary, E., & Raymond, J. (2006) Instructor’s resource manual: Human diseases: A systemic approach (6th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Prentice Hall.