Population –level physical inactivity and the cost of obesity
Learning Areas:Chronic disease management and prevention
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Public health or related public policy
Systems thinking models (conceptual and theoretical models), applications related to public health
Define the role of lifestyle inactivity in obesity etiology; List 3 lifestyle changes that have influenced the population prevalence of obesity; Compare and contrast the costs of preventing versus treating obesity; List one systems approach or policy recommendation to address obesity at the population level.
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have been studying the relationship between physical activity, obesity, and metabolic disease for over 25 years at the population- and the laboratory-levels. Moreover, I have been the principal investigator or co-investigator on multiple federally-funded grants focusing on these topics. Among my current interests is the relation between sedentary lifestyle, excess adiposity, and measures of metabolic inflexibility in older people at risk for type 2 diabetes.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.