2011, Number 1
Strategies to reduce risk factors associated with Metabolic Syndrome and promotion of healthy lifestyles in students of the Faculty of Nutrition, Universidad Veracruzana
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ABSTRACTIntroduction. The lifestyles are part of a modern trend of health and is contextualized within the chronic degenerative disease prevention and health promotion. Objective. To implement an intervention project to promote healthy lifestyles to reduce the presence of risk factors associated with Metabolic Syndrome in Students of the School of Nutrition - Xalapa Universidad Veracruzana, and training to promote consistency. Material and methods. Is formed by a group of students to “Activation and Nutrition Club” with the slogan “Mind and body healthy, nutrition shakes your hand.” Waist circumference was taken, healthy eating is working through breakfast time, physical activity through workshops, aerobics, zumba and Latin rhythms (salsa) and a series of lectures on training consistency. Results. We measured the waist circumference of 441 students, 101 of them for risk of prevalence of overweight and obesity, of which 73.26% are women and 26.73 men. Attendance at workshops, physical activity was 65% and the practice of healthy breakfast reached 35%. Conclusions. Although students of the Faculty of Nutrition have knowledge of the effects of overweight and obesity on health and the importance of constant practice of exercise and proper diet, are resistant to adopting as a healthy lifestyle.
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