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Physical, Social & Cultural Changes

1. Identify at least two physical changes and associated challenges taking place in middle adulthood and how middle adults adapt to such changes

2. What social and cultural influences affect adolescent sexual attitudes and behavior?

3. Several scientists, nutritionists, mental health professionals and government officials have discussed ways for society to help Americans make better choices in nutrition/exercise in order to decrease the incidence of obesity.

What solutions/role (if any) do you see that the government and/or private industry could implement in combatting this societal problem

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1. Identify at least two physical changes and associated challenges taking place in middle adulthood and how middle adults adapt to such changes.

Adults in the middle age undergo changes in declining seeing and hearing. Their height also becomes shorter through the years. Hair becomes gray, bodies start to sag, fat is redistributed, shape of the body changes, skin starts to wrinkle, and teeth are yellowing. Because of these changes, some adults try harder to appear to look younger by dying their hair, plastic surgery, taking heavy vitamin doses, and joining exercise programs.
During these years, their main health problems are cardiovascular disease, cancer, and menopause. Stress might also affect their health and behavior. More and more women are going to their gynecologists for check up to prevent breast cancer and other related diseases. Others in their menopausal stage consult doctors and psychologists for advice on how to handle symptoms of this challenge. Those who live stressful lives try to do activities that relieve stress, take anti-stress medicines to cope up with the results of stress from work and from daily challenges.

2. What social and cultural influences affect adolescent sexual attitudes and behavior?

Adolescents have been engaging in sexual activity at early ages and others have multiple partners. Studies have shown that the mass media have affected various range of adolescent attitudes and behaviors ...

Solution Summary

The solution identifies two physical changes and challenges in middle adulthood and how they adapt to such changes. Also discussed are the social and cultural influences that affect adolescent sexual attitudes and behavior. Additionally, the solution explains the solutions that the U.S. government has implemented in combating obesity. References included.

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