Some quick thoughts from day one:
- Obesity is very complex. There are so many factors both environmental and genetic that contribute to weight gain. There is no one quick fix to obesity
- A key factor is how we cope with stress. The research data regarding our ability to deal with stress and obesity is very compelling
- Exercise matters. There data surrounding the health benefits regarding small incremental increases in physical activity are astounding. Some recommendations 150 minutes per week of moderate activity as a minimum for improved health. 250-300 minutes per week for weight loss. Start small and work up to these times.
The conference is very stimulating and hopefully will yield fruitful information for all.