Obesity Prevention for the Technological Generation: How to Fuel a Fitter World
AbstractThe world today faces an obesity epidemic with serious health implications. Research shows that a variety of biological, sociological, and psychological factors underlie the obesity crisis. Much research suggests that lack of exercise and lack of energy expenditure are the key issues leading to obesity and weight gain. A radical solution addressing youth and encouraging them to be active must be implemented. This project proposes that exercise be promoted by combining it with current technological trends commonly used by today’s youth. For example, electronic devices could be re-charged through physical exercise, such as machines or other external means. Further research is required into the implications of such a project, and should be developed together with other public education measures, such as nutritional advice and psychological support.
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