Assessing the outcomes and acceptability of healthy lifestyles for Youth Corps members : phase 2 of a multi-phase project
Background: Obesity is a costly condition that can reduce quality of life and increase the risk of several chronic diseases. Obesity has a multi-factorial etiology, which includes genetic, behavioral, and environmental factors (Baranowski 2000). Such a complex disease needs a complex solution such as changing public policy and the environment. In addition, people must be given knowledge and self-efficacy to live healthy lifestyles. The obesity epidemic is not limited to adults. Childhood obesity is a growing problem. In 1980, 6.5% of children aged 12-19 years were obese and this number increased ...
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