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Battling Obesity in Adults with health promotion programmes
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Battling Obesity in Adults with Health Promotion Programmes Obesity is becoming very common with the current lifestyles of people. Nowadays, life is made more convenient by technology and the accessibility of basic needs. For example, instead of walking to the store to buy things, one can just call for delivery.
It is posing a big health problem not only of the individual but for families and society in general (Ahima, 2011; Flegal et al., 2010). This paper explores the causes of obesity and evaluates some theoretical models of health promotion that can help people at risk of obesity manage the disease and improve their quality of life. Specifically, these health models are the Health Belief Model, the Theory of Planned Behaviour and the Holistic Health Model. It will also discuss some public health policies and the strategies that are designed to reduce this serious contemporary public health issue and how it affects overweight and obese individuals. Overweight and obese individuals have an increased risk to illnesses and disease such as heart disease, stroke and other deadly diseases (Johnston & Harkavy, 2009). Hence, a health awareness program for the prevention of obesity as well as some interventions to treat obesity should be put in place. It is part of the nurses’ duties to ensure the health and well-being of patients through preventative strategies such as health promotion. Since being overweight and obese is getting to be more common, nurses need to be educated on its risks, causes and prevention so they can explain it well to their patients, as well as practice healthy living themselves so as to keep physically fit (Sellwood, 2013). ...
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