Non Modifiable Factors

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I learned that there are many risk factors that are associated with higher rates of obesity, including, being female, having Down syndrome, taking medications that cause weight gain, engaging in less moderate physical activity, and drinking greater amounts of soda. While non-modifiable factors are immutable, modifiable factors can be targeted for intervention. The findings of the study shed light on the important role of modifiable risk factors. Certain prescription drugs used to treat mood disorders, seizures, migraines, diabetes, and even high blood pressure can cause weight gain. Some studies report that weight can increase as much as 30 pounds over several months. It is important for health professionals to address possible alternative medications that do not cause weight gain or whenever possible, behavioral strategies that can replace or reduce medication use (e.g. diet, exercise). Among individuals with morbid obesity, it…show more content…
For example some fitness machines are not made to accommodate people with disabilities. There are environmental and physical barriers that limit what people with disabilities can do and this limits them from potentially living a healthier life. They also have a lower priority when it comes to funding and support in health intervention and promotion programs. We need to help change our communities into places that strongly support healthy eating and active living. Healthy People 2020 enforces the fact that Americans need to maintain a healthy wait which is achieved by three guidelines provided by Healthy People 2020. To consume a variety of nutrient-dense foods within and across the food groups, especially whole grains, fruits, vegetables, low-fat or fat-free milk or milk products, and lean meats and other protein sources. To limit the intake of saturated and trans fats, cholesterol, added sugars, sodium (salt), and alcohol. And to limit caloric intake to meet caloric

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