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Weight Management

Across the globe, more people are suffering from obesity than at any other time in our history. Why has obesity become so common and so challenging? In this course, we will look at the root cause of obesity, as explained by the latest science. We will see how our food environment has evolved over the last half-century, and how it is altering our biology to over-consume calories and resist sustained weight loss. We will also see how stress, a sedentary lifestyle, and inadequate sleep disrupt our appetite control system to promote gaining weight. By developing a better understanding of the physiology behind obesity, you will learn how to work with your body to prevent and manage weight gain. This course will also provide practical tools and strategies for creating a long-term, sustainable weight management plan to leverage your habits and your surroundings.
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Rating 4.6 based on 31 ratings
Length 6 weeks
Effort 5 weeks of study, 3-4 hours a week
Starts Nov 14 (last week)
Cost $49
From Emory University via Coursera
Instructor Sharon Horesh Bergquist, MD
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Language English
Subjects Science Personal Development
Tags Life Sciences Personal Development Nutrition

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boring tone which makes

The teacher has a fluent and smooth and not boring tone which makes listening to the videos a pleasant experience Great little short course to get you on track to improving your eating habits and weight loss.

loved even more info

Quick and easy to follow along - I would have loved even more info :) Thanks for everything was very informative A great introduction to weight management.

many other ways meat

The way meat consumption is talked about in this program needs help as it's based on commercial farming, not the many other ways meat is being raised.

then helps us unlock

I learnt a lot from this course and I am surprised to find that this course is not teaching us how to lose weight by purely telling us to go on a diet or doing more exercises, but to teach us to know about the root cause of obesity from a scientific perspective and then helps us unlock the factors (both internal and external) that make impact to our weight.

grateful for learning new

Therefore I really get inspired by the way how it taught and I am grateful for learning new things from it!

eye opening advice

eye opening advice.

thoroughly at all

The course looks very thoroughly at ALL of the factors that contribute to weight and weight management.

why behavior change

Thank you.. very informative I learned a great deal about the science of weight loss and why behavior change is difficult when our bodies are not programmed to function optimally on a processed diet as well as not programmed to lose weight.

'd ever

Also, promoting weight management drugs and surgeries is not something I'd ever want to see in a course, that should be the decision of someone on their own.

fantastic course

Fantastic Course, packed with incredible knowledge and information.

good emphasis

Good emphasis on what is important!

highly recommended

Highly recommended!

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Rating 4.6 based on 31 ratings
Length 6 weeks
Effort 5 weeks of study, 3-4 hours a week
Starts Nov 14 (last week)
Cost $49
From Emory University via Coursera
Instructor Sharon Horesh Bergquist, MD
Download Videos On all desktop and mobile devices
Language English
Subjects Science Personal Development
Tags Life Sciences Personal Development Nutrition

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