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Do No Harm: Moving Beyond Weight Loss to Emphasize Physical Activity at Every Size. People with a high body mass index (BMI) encounter stigma in the health care setting, which can negatively affect health outcomes.

Do No Harm: Moving Beyond Weight Loss to Emphasize Physical Activity at Every Size

We suggest that providers can reduce this stigma and improve outcomes by moving away from a focus on weighing patients and counseling about weight loss and toward emphasizing healthy behaviors. We propose that a conversation between health care provider and patient about increasing the patient’s physical activity rather than focusing on body weight will enable providers to promote healthful behaviors, decrease stigma, and strengthen patient–provider trust and rapport. Top Shifting the Conversation From Body Weight to Behavior Health care providers are trained to treat a patient’s weight as though it were a vital sign.

What Have We Gained With Weight Loss Counseling? Health care providers, especially in primary care, increasingly feel a responsibility to address the obesity epidemic and help their patients achieve a healthy weight. A Life-Long Approach to Physical Activity for Brain Health. Introduction It is predicted that by 2050, the global population of older people, in both developed and developing countries, will more than double, reaching nearly 2.1 billion (United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs Population Division, 2015).

A Life-Long Approach to Physical Activity for Brain Health

The number of people aged 80 years or over is increasing at an even faster rate, resulting in a growing number of indivduals living for longer with significant disability, reduced quality of life and multiple chronic conditions (Prince et al., 2015). As a consequence of rapid population aging, there is a rising prevalence of age-related neurodegenerative disorders including Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and Parkinson’s disease (PD; Reitz et al., 2011; Wirdefeldt et al., 2011). Big Change Starts Small. Healthy Kids Pro - Weight management resources for health professionals : Healthy Kids Pro. 2016 HSR Survey Report FINAL 12January2017 #653497. Death by diet: Half of cardiometabolic deaths linked to food.

Last updated 10:02, March 9 2017 In a single year, poor diet played a part in nearly half of all cardio deaths, according to a new study.

Death by diet: Half of cardiometabolic deaths linked to food

What we eat can not only affect how well we are in our lives, it can determine how long we live. In a single year, poor diet played a part in nearly half of all deaths from heart disease, stroke, and type 2 diabetes, according to a new study published in The Journal of the American Medical Association. The research from Tufts University blamed 10 nutrients for 45.4 per cent or 318 656 cardiometabolic deaths in 2012. Med magic: A Mediterranean diet is rich in fresh fruit, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, beans, fish and olive oil. AUST summary food epi report. Scientifically-designed fasting diet lowers risks for major diseases. Good Habits for Life. Winning the war: How to persuade children to eat more veggies. Winning the war: How to persuade children to eat more veggies Monday, Feb. 6, 2017 Parents can make vegetables more desirable to children with suggestions from a nutrition professor at Kansas State University. | Download this photo.

Winning the war: How to persuade children to eat more veggies

MANHATTAN — Getting children to eat their vegetables might not be an endless battle if parents follow some research-based advice from a nutrition expert at Kansas State University. Getting kids used to vegetables can start in the womb, said Richard Rosenkranz, associate professor of food, nutrition, dietetics and health. Do physical activity interventions in Indigenous people in Australia and New Zealand improve activity levels and health outcomes? A systematic review. Through database searching 407 records were retrieved, all of which were published in English.

Do physical activity interventions in Indigenous people in Australia and New Zealand improve activity levels and health outcomes? A systematic review

Five additional records were identified through backward [39] and forward citation tracking [40, 41, 42, 43] and three through searching the grey literature. After removing duplicates, 287 records were screened and 17 articles were initially considered eligible. Reasons for the exclusion of articles included studies that were based on animal research, were not conducted in Australia or New Zealand or did not have any physical activity components, e.g. a nutrition only intervention. After further consideration, the three studies from the grey literature were excluded due to insufficient information on, and lack of, comparability of pre and post measures of physical activity or health outcomes [44, 45, 46]. Figure 1 shows the flow diagram of the study selection process. Appraisal of Study Quality Population. To tackle childhood obesity we must all be concerned, but also take action. The latest NHS health survey, published last week, paints another very bleak picture of childhood obesity in England and it seems appropriate to reflect on some of the key hurdles to overcoming this seismic challenge.

To tackle childhood obesity we must all be concerned, but also take action

The survey makes for all too familiar reading. It found that childhood obesity remains worryingly high. In 2015, 28% of children were either overweight (14%) or obese (14%). Whilst this is down from the previous year, there is clearly an urgent need to work with schools, parents and young people to really tackle the barriers that are preventing children from leading healthy and physically active lives. The Government released their childhood obesity plan earlier this year, which announced further investment into PE and school sport through the introduction of the sugar tax. Interactive body map: physical inactivity and the risks to your health. Improving Population Health by Working with Communities Action Guide Aug2016. Savings, Longevity and the Year in Fitness. Physical Activity/Exercise and Diabetes: A Position Statement of the American Diabetes Association. Childhood Obesity Causes & Consequences.

1 DHHS, AIM for a Healthy Weight, page 5.

Childhood Obesity Causes & Consequences

Available online: - 2MB] 2Snyder TD, Dillow SA, Hoffman CM. Digest 81. of education statistics 2008. Washington (DC): U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics; 2009. Why you shouldn't exercise to lose weight, explained with 60+ studies. 1) An evolutionary clue to how our bodies burn calories When anthropologist Herman Pontzer set off from Hunter College in New York to Tanzania to study one of the few remaining hunter-gatherer tribes on the planet, he expected to find a group of calorie burning machines.

Why you shouldn't exercise to lose weight, explained with 60+ studies

Unlike Westerners, who increasingly spend their waking hours glued to chairs, the Hadza are on the move most of the time. Men typically go off and hunt — chasing and killing animals, climbing trees in search of wild honey. How can we prevent type 2 diabetes in children? Type 2 diabetes used to be known as adult-onset diabetes because it tended to occur mainly in people over the age of 40.

How can we prevent type 2 diabetes in children?

But as obesity levels around the world continue to soar, so has the number of young adults with the disease. Obesity overtaking smoking as biggest health threat: AMA. Obesity is overtaking smoking as the biggest preventable health threat, the AMA has warned, issuing a call for a sugar tax and controls on junk food ads as part of a broad national strategy.

Obesity overtaking smoking as biggest health threat: AMA

The nation’s peak medical group has sounded the alarm on the creeping health problem, warning that the failure to check the prevalence of overweight and obesity was condemning millions to serious and preventable health problems, and unnecessarily lumbering the nation with a multi-billion dollar health problem. “The management of the obesity crisis in Australia is a national and economic priority,” the AMA said in its Position Statement on Obesity 2016, noting evidence indicating that it was “overtaking smoking as the major cause of preventable death in Australia”. A sizeable problem It called on the Federal Government to undertake national coordination of a ‘whole of society’ response to obesity which included specific national goals for reducing obesity and its health effects.

Philadelphia has joined the ranks of those putting public health ahead of big sugary business - New Zealand Listener. "It’s clear now that the big money isn’t all it’s cracked up to be,” said Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney to Politico.com. The “soda tax” will help support early childhood education. Photo/Getty Images The Philadelphian Mayor was alluding to the US$10.6 million spent by the American Beverage Association (ABA) in its fight to halt Philadelphia’s new 1.5 cents-per-fluid-ounce tax on sugar-sweetened and diet beverages. The ABA’s campaign failed to win the numbers, and in June the Philadelphia City Council voted 13-4 in favour of the tax, making Philadelphia the first major US city to introduce a tax on such drinks.

The big spending by the soft drink industry doesn’t stop there, explains Marion Nestle, professor of nutrition, food studies and public health at New York University and author of Soda Politics. Author and professor of nutrition, food studies and public health Marion Nestle. Indigenous peoples Open Access Journals. These journals share work on, by and for Indigenous peoples from around the world. They are open access which allows for free and easy access to papers on a range of issues pertaining to the world’s indigenous peoples. Click on the titles below to be linked to the Journal content. International Indigenous Policy Journal (IIPJ) Teenage weight gain down to dramatic drop in calories they burn. Healthy Living Apps Guide. Obesity in the Early Childhood Years: State of the Science and Implementation of Promising Solutions: Workshop Summary. Healthy Living. Untitled. Ending Childhood Obesity - WHO report. Physical Activity ‘Magic Bullet’ for Obesity, Heart Disease : Florida Atlantic University.

Vanuatu Basketball Federation launch their Hoops for Health program. 2016 Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour.

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Obesity data and stats. Want to eat well? Forget about willpower. Calories vs physical activity Inforgraphics - Inspiration. Food and Nutrition. The Role of Individual Agency for more Equitable and Effective Diet and Obesity Interventions. Are brief interventions to increase physical activity cost-effective? A systematic review. Evidence of greater weight loss in supported programmes. Wellington Regional Council: Genuine Progress Index. Active Living Research. Obesity data downloadables. Junk-food junkies go healthy when rewarded. ITHACA, N.Y. – Healthy eating habits are more important than ever, with advocates calling for fast-food restaurants, schools and food providers to promote the sale of salads and vegetables as alternatives to burgers and fries. According to new Cornell University research, the most effective strategy for influencing such healthy food choices is not calorie counts and reduced prices, but rather more subtle incentives that reward healthy eating behavior.

What is the Fit Families program? ParticipACTION 150 Play List. Fighting childhood obesity: Signs of Progress. Physical activity prescription: a critical opportunity to address a modifiable risk factor for the prevention and management of chronic disease: a position statement by the Canadian Academy of Sport and Exercise Medicine.