Obesity and Occupational Therapy Position Paper

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523 words
523 words

Obesity is a health problem which is growing very rapidly all over the world. Current health articles such as this one, are emphasizing the importance of diet and exercise, to keep a healthy body weight, and to avoid obesity and its consequences at all costs. It is extremely important to make sure one is maintaining a good body weight in order to avoid other complications later on in life. After reading this article, I discovered that occupational therapists have the ability to help the client loose his excess weight, in a way that enables the client to make the choice of how he would like to specifically go about doing it. I feel that this “client-centered approach” is extremely effective because everyone’s body is different and it is therefore very important to understand what is really the best way for that specific person to loose weight, because not every intervention will work for everyone. For example, some sugar-free diets are found to have adverse effects on some people. With this in mind, we are all different and our bodies react differently to different foods and fitness...

In this essay, the author

  • Explains that obesity is a health problem that is growing rapidly all over the world. current health articles emphasize the importance of diet and exercise, to keep healthy body weight, and avoid obesity and its consequences at all costs.
  • Explains that occupational therapists help clients lose excess weight by incorporating their personal preferences, circumstances, context, and needs into a customized healthy living regimen.
  • Explains that their awareness of obesity and its side effects has increased since learning about it in class. they encourage their family to change their diets and promote more physical activity.
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