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Stanford OpenEdx: Staying Fit

 with  Craig Barr Taylor and Denise Wilfley
This course is designed for anyone over the age of 18 who is interested in learning, developing and maintaining healthy eating, exercise, and sleep habits. The primary objective of this program is to educate students on healthy eating, fitness, and body image and encourage them to apply the information learned to their own lives. Our aim is to provide students with evidence-based, accessible and affordable tools that can guide them on how to maintain a healthy, happy and mindful life in the long-term. Each module contains weekly goal check-ins, self-monitoring logs that track the user’s eating, exercise and sleep habits, psycho-educational reading material about a particular topic (e.g., exercise, nutritional foods, the relationship between the media and food, etc), relevant video(s) and pictures, and goal-setting exercises in which users are asked to design their exercise and fitness goals around the framework of the given module. This course is designed to be fully online and accessible from any location. Finally, this course is intended to be self-directed and to be utilized at the user’s own pace, however we suggest completing 1 session per week. Please note that this program is not considered to be a weight loss program. Rather, it has been designed with the intention of being offered as a weight maintenance program aimed at teaching students how to develop healthy, long-term lifestyle changes.
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What are MOOCs?
MOOCs stand for Massive Open Online Courses. These are free online courses from universities around the world (eg. Stanford Harvard MIT) offered to anyone with an internet connection.
How do I register?
To register for a course, click on "Go to Class" button on the course page. This will take you to the providers website where you can register for the course.
How do these MOOCs or free online courses work?
MOOCs are designed for an online audience, teaching primarily through short (5-20 min.) pre recorded video lectures, that you watch on weekly schedule when convenient for you.  They also have student discussion forums, homework/assignments, and online quizzes or exams.

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