Exploring health: is your lifestyle really to blame?
Exploring health: is your lifestyle really to blame?

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Exploring health: is your lifestyle really to blame?

Exploring health: is your lifestyle really to blame?

Introduction

Are factors influencing our health and wellbeing biological, or can they be more or less exclusively attributed to individual differences in terms of lifestyle? For instance, in high-income countries many ‘lifestyles’ are physically inactive, and this can have a negative impact on a person’s health. In this free course, Exploring health: is your lifestyle really to blame?, you will be encouraged to consider the impact of social, cultural, political and economic factors that influence obesity in adulthood. You will also investigate whether a focus on lifestyles and a person’s behaviours are sufficient to explain contemporary health and wellbeing concerns.

This OpenLearn course is an adapted extract from the Open University course K219 Critical issues in health and wellbeing [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] .

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