Living with Obesity

Living with Obesity

by L. E. Carmichael


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Does someone you know or love have a health challenge? Do you think you may? If so, you may wonder how you'll ever cope. After all, it wasn't your choice to be in this position. It may be helpful to know that there are several factors you can control. Living with Health Challenges offers a first step toward understanding key current health issues. Each title is a comprehensive guide that examines your important questions. What are the causes and symptoms? What are the treatment options? What are some necessary lifestyle changes? Where can you go for help? Living with Health Challenges unlocks some of the mysteries surrounding these difficult issues and helps you make healthy, informed decisions so you can get on with life. Living with Obesity, Obesity is a major issue in the United States, with 17 percent of children aged two to 19 classified as obese. If you are obese, it is likely people have told you to lose weight. But it's not always that simple. The causes of obesity are complex-everything from genetics to environment to lifestyle choices can play a part. Teens with obesity face an increased risk of diabetes, heart disease, and other health problems. At the same time, they often must cope with social stigma and prejudice. Trying to lose weight can feel overwhelming. This informative guide will help you start taking small steps toward managing your weight while feeling good about yourself.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781624032462
Publisher: Abdo Publishing
Publication date: 01/01/2014
Series: Living with Health Challenges Series
Pages: 112
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile: 1110L (what's this?)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Expert Advice 6

Chapter 1 The Skinny on Fit: Defining Obesity 8

Chapter 2 Ganging Up: Nature, Nurture, and You 16

Chapter 3 Obesity is Bad for Your Health 26

Chapter 4 The Ugly Truth About Weight Stigma 36

Chapter 5 An Ounce of Prevention, a Pound of Cure 46

Chapter 6 Healthy Eating for a Healthier You 56

Chapter 7 Making Time to Move 70

Chapter 8 Beyond Diet and Exercise 78

Chapter 9 Coping and Support 88

Just the Facts 98

Where to Turn 100

Glossary 102

Additional Resources 104

Source Notes 106

Index 110

About the Author 112'

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