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The Body Size and Health Debate

The Body Size and Health Debate
  

Has the connection between body size and overall health been overstated for decades? This book examines how our dogged efforts to eradicate obesity may be doing more harm than good and explores alternative ways to measure and encourage health. * Presents a different perspective o... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781440848056
Published 31 October 2017 by ABC-CLIO
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Selby, Christine L. B.
Series Health and Medical Issues Today
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ISBN-13 9781440848056
ISBN-10 144084805X
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher ABC-CLIO
Imprint Greenwood Publishing Group Inc
Publication Date 31 October 2017
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Selby, Christine L. B.
Series Health and Medical Issues Today
Category Coping With Eating Disorders
Diets & Dieting
Number of Pages 208
Dimensions Width: 156mm
Height: 234mm
Spine: 14mm
Weight 496g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress United States, Obesity, Body image, Social Perception, Body weight
NBS Text Fitness & Diet
ONIX Text College/higher education;Professional and scholarly
Dewey Code 362.196398
Catalogue Code 942209

Description of this Book

Has the connection between body size and overall health been overstated for decades? This book examines how our dogged efforts to eradicate obesity may be doing more harm than good and explores alternative ways to measure and encourage health. * Presents a different perspective on the nation's obesity epidemic with information about the effectiveness of the current method of measuring obesity, body mass index (BMI) * Provides the most current data about the rate of obesity among both sexes, various age groups, and different ethnicities * Examines the social and political efforts to address obesity in the United States along with the impact of these efforts on those who are obese * Discusses an alternative to weight loss designed to focus on health behaviors rather than how much someone weighs

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review This book by Certified Eating Disorder Specialist and Certified Sport Psychology Consultant Christine L. B. Selby, PhD, addresses sensitive topics with dignity, compassion, and understanding. This book is an easy read with well-developed chapters. . . . This superior contribution rings controversial bell tones that contradict many negative self-image beliefs, motivate positive acceptance, and enhance self-esteem. Every high school, community college, and university should consider adding this book to resource collections. Library acquisition decision-makers will consider this contribution appropriate for health services and counseling centers. Commercial bookstores may discover this book as appropriate for self-help shelves. - ARBA

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Author's Bio

Christine L. B. Selby, PhD, is associate professor of psychology at Husson University, Bangor, ME, where she teaches introductory and upper-level psychology courses, including a specialized course on eating disorders.

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