November 28 2013 – A Physical and Psychosocial Look at Obesity: A Preventative Approach

November 28 2013 – A Physical and Psychosocial Look at Obesity: A Preventative Approach

Presented by Dr. Francis Vala, MD

Join us for the fifth session of the 2013 Skills for Mindful Living Series – an ongoing series of free, educational workshops designed to provide opportunities to the North Shore community to develop healthy strategies for living and skills to enhance family relations.

The negative effects of being overweight and obese are weighing on the minds of many of us. Being overweight can affect one’s emotional and mental health in many ways including social discrimination, depression and anxiety. Dr. Vala believes that it is essential to recognize obesity as a chronic complex disease. In this workshop Dr. Vala will discuss physical and psycho-social aspects of being overweight as well as preventive measures to address the problem of obesity.

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