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The Resource Thinfluence : thin-flu-ence (noun) the powerful and surprising effect friends, family, work, and environment have on weight, Walter Willett, Malissa Wood, and Dan Childs

Thinfluence : thin-flu-ence (noun) the powerful and surprising effect friends, family, work, and environment have on weight, Walter Willett, Malissa Wood, and Dan Childs

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Thinfluence : thin-flu-ence (noun) the powerful and surprising effect friends, family, work, and environment have on weight
Title
Thinfluence
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thin-flu-ence (noun) the powerful and surprising effect friends, family, work, and environment have on weight
Statement of responsibility
Walter Willett, Malissa Wood, and Dan Childs
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eng
Summary
A guide to recognizing and combating the external factors that cause weight gain and make it difficult to lose weight. Tackling a weight problem is often viewed as a personal responsibility that requires making healthier choices. The latest research, however, shows that external factors--from family and friendships to advertising and the workplace environment--make an equal, if not greater, contribution. Just look at the stats: A person's chance of becoming obese increases by 57 percent if a close friend is obese, 40 percent if a sibling is obese, and 37 percent if a spouse is obese. That's where Thinfluence comes in. Through a research-based examination of various social, environmental, and policy-based issues, renowned Harvard researchers Dr. Walter Willett and Dr. Malissa Wood examine how relationships, workplace, media, and other factors are affecting readers' weights. Thinfluence doesn't tell readers to ditch their friends and family, change jobs, or move to another state. It offers a clear three-step action plan--analyze, act, influence--for readers to identify hidden factors affecting weight, develop a personal toolbox to combat external effects, and become positive influences on others around them
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Willett, Walter
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Wood, Malissa
  • Childs, Dan
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  • Obesity
  • Weight loss
  • Obesity
  • Overweight persons
Target audience
adult
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Thinfluence : thin-flu-ence (noun) the powerful and surprising effect friends, family, work, and environment have on weight, Walter Willett, Malissa Wood, and Dan Childs
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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text
Contents
ch. 1 What Is Thinfluence? -- ch. 2 Know Thyself: Internal Factors That Affect Your Weight and How External Factors Influence Them -- ch. 3 Family Matters: How Your Closest Relationships Affect Your Weight -- ch. 4 How Your Friends Can Make---or Break---Your Weight Success -- ch. 5 Your Workplace and Your Waistline -- ch. 6 Your Food Environment and How It Influences Your Weight -- ch. 7 How Your Physical Environment and Surroundings Affect Your Weight -- ch. 8 Your Media "Diet": The Impact of Information and Advertising -- ch. 9 Policy: What Is It? And How Does It Affect Your Weight? -- ch. 10 Thinfluence: Putting It All Together
Control code
37923079
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
242 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781623360153
Media category
unmediated
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 37923079
  • (Sirsi) 37923079
Label
Thinfluence : thin-flu-ence (noun) the powerful and surprising effect friends, family, work, and environment have on weight, Walter Willett, Malissa Wood, and Dan Childs
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Contents
ch. 1 What Is Thinfluence? -- ch. 2 Know Thyself: Internal Factors That Affect Your Weight and How External Factors Influence Them -- ch. 3 Family Matters: How Your Closest Relationships Affect Your Weight -- ch. 4 How Your Friends Can Make---or Break---Your Weight Success -- ch. 5 Your Workplace and Your Waistline -- ch. 6 Your Food Environment and How It Influences Your Weight -- ch. 7 How Your Physical Environment and Surroundings Affect Your Weight -- ch. 8 Your Media "Diet": The Impact of Information and Advertising -- ch. 9 Policy: What Is It? And How Does It Affect Your Weight? -- ch. 10 Thinfluence: Putting It All Together
Control code
37923079
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
242 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781623360153
Media category
unmediated
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 37923079
  • (Sirsi) 37923079

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