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Human Rights Casualties from the “War on Obesity”: Why Focusing on Body Weight Is Inconsistent with a Human Rights Approach to Health
(Taylor & Francis, 2012)
Health promotion is a relatively new health science discipline focused on creating health and wellbeing at individual, group and population levels through health and health related policies and programs. Addressing inequities ...
The impact on teachers of designing and implementing a Health at Every Size curriculum unit
(Taylor & Francis, 2010)
with growing concern over the ‘obesity epidemic’ in children, schools have become the front line of defence in the ‘war against obesity’. However there is a growing body of evidence of unintended harm associated with ...
The Impact of a Short-Term Iyengar Yoga Program on the Health and Well-Being of Physically Inactive Older Adults
(International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT), 2011)
Background: With the current challenge of rapidly aging populations, practices such as yoga may help older adults stay physically active, healthy, and fulfilled. Methods: The impact of an 8-week Iyengar yoga program on the ...
The war on obesity: a social determinant of health
The weight-centred health paradigm is an important contributor to the broader cultural paradigm in which corpulence is eschewed in favour of leanness. The desirability to reduce body fat or weight or to prevent gaining ...
Values and principles evident in current health promotion practice
Issue addressed: Modern health promotion practice needs to respond to complex health issues that have multiple interrelated determinants. This requires an understanding of the values and principles of health promotion. Method: ...