Lifestyles for the 21st Century written in 2000, discusses the important health problem, obesity. Dr. Marcus Wells wrote this book as a guide for medical professionals and those struggling with this health issue. In 2000, the obesity rate was 19.8% and had risen 4.2% from the prior five years. Viewed as having an epidemic rate back then, the obesity rate in America today is an alarming, 42%. Dr. Wells gives a broader understanding of adult and childhood obesity and shows how the mind and body together impact one’s health.
Obesity has social and economic consequences along with opening itself to other risk factors and comorbidities. Obesity affects movement, the heart, lungs, liver, gall bladder, pancreas, and lipids. Obese people also are more prone to cancer and emotional problems. Lifestyles for the 21st Century lays out four primary approaches to enhance your quality of life. Dieting and losing weight to look good are pitfalls that people focus on and may only offer temporary results.
To achieve and maintain a higher quality of life, Wells lays out the necessities like physical activity, a nutritional regimen, and most importantly, behavior modification. If needed, seeking medical intervention also lays out a path to help one achieve a better sense of well-being. Reconditioning your thinking can help you adopt healthy eating habits and participate in regular exercise. Behavioral modification prevents secondary diseases by taking a multi-disciplinary approach. By reading Lifestyles for the 21st Century, you will be taking the first step towards a healthier lifestyle.
See what the views of health were over 20 years ago in this book’s Contents. You can click on the Resources and Downloads option on the product page to get a look.
“This excellent book is filled with fascinating information, insight, and facts; it makes an overwhelming impact and improvement in our understanding of the management of serious weight problems.” Michael Vitkin, M.D.
“Clinicians and patients around the country are in agreement that it is time to hear about the successes in long-term weight management rather than focusing on the failures.” Susan M. Drawert, M.Ed., E.D.
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