Recommended Ways to be Assertive and Committed in Overweight and Obesity Control and Prevention: A Review
Current Journal of Applied Science and Technology,
Aim: This systematic review article recommends how one who yearns and willing to control/lose weight in order to prevent obesity can be assertive and committed to the intended course.
Study Context: The study started at the last lap of study in United Kingdom 2014 and concluded in Nigeria 2015. The recommendations herein are not for a particular setting, as these may be useful to anyone if the outlined principles are adopted by all affected persons irrespective of ethnicity, gender and location.
Methodology: A critical online searches were conducted to identify existing strategies and interventions designed to reduce the trend of obesity. Materials comprising of journal publications from Pub MED, Science Direct, NIH websites, several books from University and College libraries, personal books as well as books from charity shops covering period from 1992-2014 were accessed and explored.
Findings: At least 70 articles were accessed, of which 54 were used as sample. Out of the 54 materials, 77% stressed regular exercise, adequate sleep and selective/control diet as obesity preventive/control measures, 14% emphasised exercise, diet rich in vegetables and drugs, 6% said avoid stress and ensure communication, while 3% articles advocate diet and surgery as well as reports on nursing staff counselling clients and regular exercises.
Conclusion: Based on the relevance of the existing programmes, this paper postulates the need to tackle the obesity scourge by applying these two leadership concepts (assertiveness and commitment) to enhance effectiveness (achieve desired weight reduction) of these already existing weight reducing activities.