The Changing Lifestyle in the World
- The global epidemic of obesity. Tp Gill; Wpt James; Gill, Tp // Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition;Mar1999, Vol. 8 Issue 1, p75
Obesity is at last being recognized as a major public health problem of global significance. More quality national obesity prevalence data are urgently needed but it is clear that rates are already high and increasing in most parts of the world. Current estimates of the global prevalence exceed...
- Untitled. // East Bernard Express (TX);8/16/2012, Vol. 69 Issue 33, p4
A cartoon is presented about evolution of obesity as an epidemic from the years 1982 to 2022.
- IOM: Obesity epidemic needs societal change. Softness, Nicole // Nation's Health;Aug2012, Vol. 42 Issue 6, p8
The article reports on the five actions suggested by the Institute of Medicine for arresting the obesity epidemic in the U.S. including the integration of physical activity into routines, healthy food and beverage offerings in all places and making schools the central focus of obesity prevention.
- Childhood Obesity: University at Buffalo Experts Describe
Research & Recommendations for Combating Epidemic. // Ascribe Newswire: Health;8/7/2003, p2
The risk for obesity in children doubles for every two hours of television watched each day, and decreases 10 percent for every hour of exercise performed each day, according to University at Buffalo (UB) in Buffalo, New York researchers who study the cause, prevalence and prevention of...
- The 'Obesity Epidemic': An Alternative Perspective. Robison, Jon // Healthy Weight Journal;Jan/Feb2003, Vol. 17 Issue 1, p1
Focuses on the obesity epidemic in the U.S. as of January 2003. Action taken by the government to address the issue; Effects of war on obesity; Suggestions on a national action plan to tackle overweight and obesity.
- Chapter 4: Getting Started: Adding Exercise to Your Life. Libal, Autumn // Fitness Factor: The Importance of Physical Activity & Exercise;2005, p41
This article deals with two categories of exercise. The first category, aerobic exercise, increases heart and breathing rates and strengthens cardiovascular and respiratory systems. Running, playing basket ball, cycling and cross-country skiing are all examples of aerobic activities. The second...
- Baby fat. O'Meara, Stephen James // Odyssey;May2004, Vol. 13 Issue 5, p3
Reports that childhood obesity is an epidemic.
- Hospitals should practise what we preach. Yates, Gillian // Canadian Nurse;Feb2009, Vol. 105 Issue 2, p4
A letter to the editor is presented in response to the article by Sherrill Conroy on the epidemic of obesity and the social issues associated with it in the January 2009 issue.
- Chemical Toxins: A Hypothesis to Explain the Global Obesity Epidemic. Baillie-Hamilton, Paula F. // Journal of Alternative & Complementary Medicine;Apr2002, Vol. 8 Issue 2, p185
The number of obese people worldwide has escalated recently, revealing a complex picture of significant variations among nations and different profiles among adults and children, regions, and occupations. The commonly held causes of obesity - overeating and inactivity - do not explain the...