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Health education - Teenage Obesity, Determinates of health and Risk Factor

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10 Health Education Teenage Obesity Obesity is a growing problem in Australia, and also globally and is a major issue that can lead to a great deal of health problems. The definition of Obesity is extremely overweight and unhealthy. Many teenagers of this time are starting to lack exercise and becoming physically unfit and later becoming obese. This is happening not just in Australia but also right round the world. Obesity in teenagers is bad but it will follow the individual into their adult life. About 30.4 percent of teenagers are overweight, and 15.5% of teens are obese. This means that 45.9% of teens are at risk for developing health problems due to weight. ...read more.

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It will reduce your physical stamina, making you unable to run or even walk distances without fatigue. A Main way to keep from becoming obese is to eat healthier and have regular exercise. Another main way to stay away from obesity if to be supported by others such as family. 61% of parents say that they would change their own habits if it would help their teenagers avoid obesity. Determinates of health The determinants of health are the conditions of daily living that determine someone?s chances of maintaining good health. These conditions are divided into 4 categories, which are lifestyle, genetics, environment and healthcare. ...read more.

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Healthcare is an organized plan of health services by which health care is made available to the population and financed by government or private enterprise, or both. Risk Factor There are a 2 main genetic disease?s in my family history, aneurysm?s and heart disease. I am susceptible to both these diseases and is no way around them if I have them. But there also is skin cancer in my family as well; even though skin cancer is not proven to be hereditary there are some that are thought to be. This disease is contracted through the environment I live in, in the sun. My Grandfather and my Uncle both had aneurysm. Unfortunately my grandfather died from this disease, but my uncle had his at young age this means I have a higher chance of having an aneurysm. ...read more.

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