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HHE5175 Holistic Approaches to Weight Management

Course Description

Approaches to weight management are examined, including an alternative model of looking at weight and size – Health At Every Size. Working to include a holistic perspective, specific weight management situations are a focus. Weight and fitness issues and the connection between diet, exercise, self-esteem, and social support are presented as essential components of sound, healthy, weight management. The psychology behind issues related to nourishment and poor body image are considered in this course, along with socio-cultural factors that play a role. Eating as a mindful spiritual practice is also incorporated into this holistic approach to weight management.

Prerequisite

HHE5156, HHE5512

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