Controlling Body Mass

Many variables impact your body mass, not just diet and exercise. Scholars collect and study data about body mass to better understand the complexity of a sensitive topic. They learn about leptin deficiency, the hypothalamus, and more.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Teach with health and/or physical education teachers
  • Share this video about how even doctors treat people differently based on body mass
Classroom Considerations

  • Be considerate of those with eating disorders and obesity when presenting the material

  • Provides great background information
  • Includes idea for further study

  • None