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Exploring health: is your lifestyle really to blame?

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This free course, Exploring health: is your lifestyle really to blame?, explores the extent to which a person's 'lifestyle' impacts on their health and wellbeing. It also examines how non-lifestyle related factors – in particular social, economic, cultural and political dimensions – influence a person's health.

Course learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • outline to what extent a person's 'lifestyle' impacts on their health and wellbeing
  • describe how psychosocial (i.e. social, economic, cultural and political) factors influence a person's health
  • identify what government interventions have been developed to tackle obesity.

First Published: 05/02/2019

Updated: 05/11/2019

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