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This assignment will discuss the health issues of obesity that is defined as an eating disorder associated with excess weight Colditz & Dietz, (1999) followed by the holist impacts it may have on an individuals lifestyle,

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This assignment will discuss the health issues of obesity that is defined as an eating disorder associated with excess weight Colditz & Dietz, (1999) followed by the holist impacts it may have on an individuals lifestyle, the author will include one government policy that has been put in place to help alleviate obesity as well as exploring the nurse's role's in relation to the policy. Using relevant literature reviews and researched articles the author will support its findings and give an overall summary of the main point of this assignment. A person that is obesity has a larger amount of extra body fat and is more prone to the risks of serious health problems such as Heart disease, stroke, High blood pressure and Diabetes. (Cynthia Haines 2005). BMI is widely used to define obesity and is calculated as BMI = Weight (kg)/Height2 (m) (Who, 1998), however Arne Astrup (2005) argues that Obesity can be hereditary, but only develops from overeating, irregular meals and having a lack of daily physical activity. The Holism impact of obesity involves looking at every aspect of a person's life and wellbeing and trying to understand the reasons why they have developed theses issues. ...read more.


Physical activity may have major importance to a person's life and is argued weight gain is associated with periods of a lack of activities and by increasing physical activity body fat can be reduced. Behnke, A., (1974) however for this to become plausible exercise needs to be made more affordable and accessible to people living in the UK The Royal College of GPs (2004). Poulter (2001) as it is suggest Lack of physical activity is found to be the most significant factor to the contribution to childhood obesity and is contributed to inactivity's, such as watching television that is stuffed with junk food adverts' the author also believes that the over all spectrum of society must work to together and tackle the effects of obesity, which may involve marketing less fast food outlets and providing free gym membership for those on low incomes, this in turn would help decrease the financial and health implications considerably. The Health Select Committee states that the costs of obesity is around �3.3 - �3.7 billion per year and suggest a decrease in the amount of obesity would means fewer people developing health conditions (Department of health 2007). ...read more.


however the author disagrees and suggest obesity is linked to the lack of knowledge, attitudes, motivation and skills that are vital for a healthier life style. . I conclude that all holistic compartments may contribute to the healthiness and sense of persons wellbeing, and with Good health and the effective impact of nurses and other health professionals tackling this problem could can make Big Difference's to people's long-term health and a significant decrease to the NHS and the economy. Wardle J. (2005) The psychological burden of obesity in children. In D Haskard D (Ed) Horizons in Medicine 17. Royal College of Physicians, London. 17, 2005, 61-68. 06/06/2006 - The Practical Management of Childhood Obesity http://www.aso.org.uk/portal.asp?eventid=459&targetcell=1,0&targetwidth=4&functionname=papers&paperid=546 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH 5 A DAY general information http://www.dh.gov.uk/PolicyAndGuidance/HealthAndSocialCareTopics/FiveADay/FiveADayGeneralInformation/fs/en obesity Arne Astrup (2005) http://www.netdoctor.co.uk/health_advice/facts/obesity.htm Obesity http://www.nice.org.uk/cg43 (Caroline Flint 2006) http://www.dh.gov.uk/PolicyAndGuidance/HealthAndSocialCareTopics/HealthyLiving/fs/en WHO. Obesity. Preventing and Managing the Global Epidemic. Geneva: WHO, 1998 http://www.cysticfibrosismedicine.com/htmldocs/CFText/bmi.html Health risk and costs of obesity (Department of health 2007) http://www.dh.gov.uk/PolicyAndGuidance/HealthAndSocialCareTopics/Obesity/ObesityArticle/fs/en?CONTENT_ID=4133949&chk=RvJ5ON . (Dr Rob Hicks 2006). Obesity in children http://www.bbc.co.uk/health/conditions/obesity2.shtml http://www.dh.gov.uk/PolicyAndGuidance/HealthAndSocialCareTopics/Obesity/ObesityArticle/fs/en?CONTENT_ID=4133949&chk=RvJ5ON Professor Thomas Wadden, Pennsylvania University (2004) http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/3739988.stm book Page 5 obesity Too fat or too thin by Cynthia r. Kalodner Psychological & Spiritual http://www.sanoviv.com/departments/dental_health_and_total_health/psychological_&_spiritual.html Children's TV stuffed with junk food adverts' - Sean Poulter (Consumer affairs correspondent) - Daily Mail, July 9, 2001 http://www.screenblock.com/data.htm ...read more.

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