The Body Size and Health Debate

The Body Size and Health Debate by Selby, Christine

The Body Size and Health Debate

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It's fair to say that Americans are obsessed with body size and weight--whether it's in the name of health and disease prevention or the idealization of unrealistically thin proportions. But trying to lose weight and drop clothing sizes is healthy, right? Or is it not healthy, in many cases?

In this book, the latest in Greenwood's Health and Medical Issues Today series, Certified Eating Disorder Specialist and Certified Sport Psychology Consultant Christine L. B. Selby, PhD, examines the often confusing information--and misinformation--that exists on obesity and its connection to overall health. She provides a broad examination of this timely topic, addressing the rate of obesity in the United States, questioning the appropriateness of BMI to gauge overall health and well-being, discussing controversies related to weight and health including excessive dieting, and providing real-world scenarios that clearly illustrate major concepts related to weight and health. The book also summarizes a relatively new and still controversial approach to improving well-being that takes the focus off the number on the scale. But can individuals really be happy and healthy at any size

Author: Christine Selby
Publisher: Greenwood
Published: 10/31/2017
Pages: 208
Format: Hardcover
Weight: 1.20lbs
Size: 9.30h x 6.20w x 0.80d
ISBN: 9781440848056

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