Nutrition Webinar: The Obesity Epidemic – How Can Practitioners Empower Patients to Reverse the Problem?
This nutrition webinar with Dr. Timothy McKnight reveals statistics for the Obesity Epidemic in America, along with case studies and proven solutions from his successful wellness program, Fit for Life. CLICK HERE for the recording.
The World Health Organization has defined obesity as, “one of today’s most blatantly visible – yet most neglected – public health problems.” Also referred to as “globesity”, because it is affecting a large majority of the world population, obesity rates have increased more than three-fold since 1980. It is considered a complex health condition that reaches all ages and socioeconomic groups. Approximately 1 billion people are overweight worldwide, while over 300 million of these individuals are considered obese. This is a great concern to health practitioners, as obesity is a major risk factor for several chronic diseases, including high blood pressure, stroke, cancer, type 2 diabetes, and cardiovascular disease.
What has led to the obesity epidemic? Two main contributing factors are an increase in the consumption of nutrient-poor, calorie-dense foods and a reduction in physical activity. In more recent decades, there has been a change in society’s behavioral patterns, as urban living, passive leisure activities, and hours spent sitting at work or at home have led to more consumption of processed foods, a lack of physical activity, and consequently – a higher rate of obesity.
What can be done to reverse this epidemic? Dr. Timothy McKnight provides real answers for Practitioners from all backgrounds in this nutrition webinar.