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February 2011 IDEA Fitness Journal Test 3: Stress & Obesity

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Type: Online Course

Item: CIFJ02113

Description

Elevated stress is a risk factor for many things: cancer, high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease, to name a few. It can also influence our eating behaviors and lead to obesity. This course will summarize the state of the knowledge regarding how stress can lead to higher food consumption, fat accumulation in the midsection, weight gain and obesity, and how exercise can significantly mitigate the effects of stress and weight gain.

Available Course Credits

ACSM
1.00
ISFTA
1.00
ISSA
1.00
NCEP
1.00
NESTA
0.10
NETA
1.00
NFPT
0.50
PTIA
1.00
REPS NZ
0.75
REPs UAE
1.00
REPs UK
1.00

Learning Objectives

  1. Define stress and explain the difference between acute and chronic stress.
  2. Explain the physiological response of the body to stress.
  3. Discuss and describe stress-induced eating.
  4. Suggest several stress management strategies.
  5. Explain the association between exercise/mind-body practices and stress.

Course Procedure

  1. Enroll in the course.
  2. View the course content.
  3. Take the test. (You must score 80% to pass. If you do not pass, you may retake the test.)
  4. Print your certificate of completion.

Course Content

Unraveling the Stress- Eating-Obesity Knot
Exercise can significantly mitigate the effects of stress and weight gain.
Article
February 2011 IDEA Fitness Journal Test 3: Stress & Obesity
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