The Challenge Of Obesity
By Zur Institute
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The problem of obesity is spoken of as a national epidemic. Yet, there are various and conflicting theories (not all are evidence-based) of its causes and treatment. Most agree that eating and exercise are key factors in weight control.
However, behavioral studies suggest that biology and context often place eating and exercise behavior beyond a person's rational control. Environmental pressures, for instance, contribute to the increase in the prevalence of obesity. Suburban sprawl encourages people to drive more and walk less. The ubiquitous marketing and availability of delicious "high-calorie, low-nutrient" fast food can make impulse control nearly impossible.
It becomes even more difficult during the holiday season. For many, the parties, dining out, reunions and, sometimes, the loneliness and/or stress of the holidays only heighten the challenge of weight loss.
Our online course explores the current science, socio-psychological issues, treatments and resources regarding obesity. Obesity: Finding the Thin Within is offered for 12 CE Credits (CEUs)