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Hazardous Waist By Alan White

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Male weight problems are a serious public health issue and can lead to hypertension, hyperlipidaemia, diabetes and cancer. This multidisciplinary guide provides a gender sensitive approach to weight issues. It takes a balanced approach, offering practical guidance as well as evidence-based research, academic perspectives and personal experiences.

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Hazardous Waist: Tackling Male Weight Problems by Alan White

This book includes a foreword by Peter Baker, Chief Executive, The Men's Health Forum. Male weight problems are a serious public health issue and can lead to hypertension, hyperlipidaemia, diabetes and cancer. If current trends continue, the prospect of the majority of men becoming overweight is a very real one, and urgent action is imperative. The middle-aged spread that most men 'expect' to develop as they enter into their thirties and forties is now occurring much earlier with boys and young men developing life limiting weight problems. This multidisciplinary guide provides a gender sensitive approach to weight issues. Men need to be targeted specifically and in a male-focused manner, in order to overcome the multitude of contributing factors in their weight gain; social influences, dietary restrictions, education, cultural expectations, psychological considerations and exercise regime. This book takes a balanced approach, offering practical guidance as well as evidence-based research, academic perspectives and personal experiences. The advice is easy to implement and has been proven in real-life settings. All healthcare professionals, nutritionists and dieticians will find the assistance invaluable. It is also highly recommended for psychologists, counsellors and therapists, particularly those working with men. Healthcare policy makers and shapers too, will find much of interest. 'A definitive and seminal book that will change the way male weight problems are tackled in the UK and beyond.' - Peter Baker, in the Foreword.

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Hazardous Waist Reviews


'This is indeed a multidisciplinary endeavour [which] should be on the reading list for all health care practitioners, nutritionists and other professionals who are advancing the cause of health education.' SULTAN QABOOS MEDICAL JOURNAL 'It is refreshing to read a text that is not afraid to challenge current health care policies, and presents the evidence in a well thought out manner. It is going to be a valuable addition to the armoury of health care practitioners working with overweight patients or clients, and students alike. The skills and knowledge it provides will help to facilitate the changes required in our patients to improve their health and ultimately to save their lives.' JOURNAL OF THE ROYAL NAVY MEDICAL SERVICE

About Alan White


Respectively Professor of Men's Health and Director, The Centre for Men's Health, Faculty of Health, Leeds Metropolitan University; Men's Health Conference Developer

Table of Contents


The challenge of male weight problems. The research base for male obesity: what do we know? The causes of male obesity and associated health problems. Male obesity: policy and context. Using body image to help men manage weight problems. Men, obesity and the media. Men, masculinities and health. Tackling male weight problems. Managing male obesity in primary care. Working with men in groups - experience from a weight management programme in Scotland. Weight management in men - community pharmacy approaches. Commercial slimming groups in the management of weight problems in men. Tackling weight problems in men in the workplace. Weight problems in boys and young men. Fit for inclusion. Working with overweight and obese men with a disability. Promoting exercise to men. Counselling the man beyond the weight problem. Communicating the risks of obesity to South Asian men. Weight management in men with mental health problems. Working with men via the internet. Innovation in obesity services for men. The Australian experience.

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GOR002926140
Hazardous Waist: Tackling Male Weight Problems by Alan White
Alan White
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Taylor & Francis Ltd
2007-09-20
280
1846191033
9781846191039
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