|Book Series (74)||
|Biochemistry, molecular biology, gene technology||105|
|Domestic and nutritional science||39|
|Environmental research, ecology and landscape conservation||125|
|Keywords||Obesity, intervention, epidemiology, etiology, costs|
Overweight and obesity increasingly gain on significance in healthcare policy and economics, which is associated with the high prevalence and rising risks for comorbidities and secondary diseases.
Overweight and obesity can influence the social life, mobility and quality of living and they are risk factors for several diseases. In further consequence overweight and obesity cause considerable costs in health care and macroeconomic.
Years of eating habits and inadequate physical activities affect the balance of energy needs and energy intake, what determine in close interaction the genesis of overweight respectively obesity.
On these ground the development of a health-conscious lifestyle in connection with change in behavior are in the focus of the following statements. In this regard, the introduced intervention for prevention and therapy of overweight and obesity base of the MoVo-process model. In this model the volitional self-regulation has a major role.