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With in this assignment I will discuss the health issues of obesity which is defined as an eating disorder and an associated serious health concern

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With in this assignment I will discuss the health issues of obesity which is defined as an eating disorder and an associated serious health concern that is defined by excess weight Colditz & Dietz, (1999) I will also discuss the holist issues that may impact on an individual healthy lifestyle. I will identify one government policy that has been put in place to help alleviate the problem of obesity, and explore the nurse's role in relation to the policy. Using relevant evidence such as literature reviews and researched articles I will support my findings, and conclude by giving an overall summary of the main point of this essay. BMI is widely used to define obesity (WHO, 1998). And is calculated as BMI = Weight (kg)/Height2 (m). 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). Obesity can be hereditary, but only develops from overeating, irregular meals and having a lack of daily physical activity Arne Astrup (2005) ...read more.


Behnke, A., (1974). The Royal College of GPs (2004) have stated that exercise needs to be made more affordable and accessible to people living in the UK as the 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 or sitting playing computer games. Ref I suggest that the over all spectrum of society must work to together to tackle the effects of obesity and may involves marketing less fast food outlets and giving people on low incomes free gym membership, I suggest with theses alteration in place the financial and health impacts on obesity would decrease considerably as according to The Health Select Committee has estimated that the costs of obesity is around �3.3 - �3.7 billion per year and suggest if there were less obese people in this country 15,000 fewer people would develop conditions such as coronary heart disease, 34,000 fewer people would developing type 2 diabetes, and 99,000 fewer people would develop high blood pressure. (Department of health 2007) However measures have already been put in place to try and tackle theses health implication. ...read more.


. of Health said the NHS already allowed GPs to refer patients to gyms for a subsidised membership I conclude that this may suggest that all the holistic issues of an individual can be an important aspect for long-term weight and body fat regulation and Good health and effective learning go hand in hand as a healthy body leads to a healthy mind. and agreement with the that by taking the 'Small Changes of obesity such as promoting physical activity across the board can make Big Difference to people's long-term health (Caroline Flint 2006) Ref Weight Loss: Health Risks Associated With Obesity Edited by Cynthia Haines, MD, WebMD, October 2005. http://www.webmd.com/content/article/46/2731_1658 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 (Caroline Flint 2006) http://www.dh.gov.uk/PolicyAndGuidance/HealthAndSocialCareTopics/HealthyLiving/fs/en book Page 5 obesity Too fat or too thin by Cynthia r. Kalodner ...read more.

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