Exercising Obesity and related education options

Posted on September 30, 2010

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A few weeks ago I was asked to speak to a group of students attending the Faculty of Health at the University of Canberra about education and career options though the university. A potentially dry topic, I attempted to make it a little more interesting by talking about a common health issue in a way that they may not have thought about it before. The idea was to try and get them thinking, to challenge what they know (and how education can change that) and to point out how different career options often try to tackle the same problem, from different sides. Hopefully the students found it a little inspiring.

The first video is a bit long but provides most of what I talked about in terms of the obesity epidemic in how it might be tackled, as well as the fitness vs fatness debate. The second video below outlines the course options within the Faculty of Health at the University of Canberra. Thanks to Leigh Blackall for the video work.

http://www.youtube.com/v/razt7EKwDAA?fs=1&hl=en_GB&rel=0

http://www.youtube.com/v/rnjg7jfzH0A?fs=1&hl=en_GB&rel=0

The US obesity data comes from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Catalyst video can be found here. Featured image is Central Obesity 011

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