Obesity is a promising area for resilience training. characteristics of women appearing ‘resilient’ to obesity, despite their increased risk of residing in socioeconomically disadvantaged neighborhoods.”
There have been numerous studies correlating resilience with improved outcomes in populations suffering from obesity. In one study “women classified as ‘resilient’ to obesity tended to be younger, born overseas, more highly educated, unmarried and to have higher or undisclosed household incomes.
They engaged in more leisure-time, physical activity, and consumed fewer fast foods and soft drinks than overweight/obese women. Neighborhood, social, and cognitive characteristics all contributed to explaining variation in BMI in the hypothesized directions.”
The report continues, “These results demonstrate several characteristics of women appearing ‘resilient’ to obesity, despite their increased risk conferred by residing in socioeconomically disadvantaged neighborhoods.”
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