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Obesity Prevention and Management across the Lifespan

DOI: 10.4236/oalib.1106733, PP. 1-28

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Keywords: Obesity, Prevention, Management, Diet, and Exercise

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Obesity is a disease that can be prevented or managed for individuals across the lifespan. Individuals can modify diet and increase physical activity to improve health outcomes and improve quality of life. Individuals who use these modification strategies to improve health can further prevent other chronic illnesses affiliated with obesity from occurring. The alternative to being proactive or reactive to obesity prevention or management would be the development of associated chronic illnesses, which can result in a shortened lifespan. Healthcare providers share a common vision of educating individuals regarding diet modification and incorporating exercise in the daily routine to prevent obesity, which is an important task for educators as well to make a difference in populations of all ages. Healthcare workers and educators who deliver information to populations in need, gain trust and cooperation by treating others using the guiding principles of dignity, honesty, and integrity which can produce mutual respect, build rapport, and create trusting relationships that can lead to compliance of the plan for obesity prevention or management. Continuing education for obesity prevention, including diet and exercise, can produce positive outcomes in the community and result in lifestyle modifications for healthy behaviors for individuals of all ages.

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Barnhart, C. (2020). Obesity Prevention and Management across the Lifespan. Open Access Library Journal, 7, e6733. doi:


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