Maybe I'm just losing it because I didn't want to believe what I had been hearing for years was true. Is my weight gain because I eat too much or is it the Additive that is in so many of the foods I eat that caused the weight gain in the first place? Hmm! Although it has been on the market for about 35 years most thought their weight gain was cased only by a lack of exercise. With obesity at epidemic proportions many are starting to question is it something in the food
There is no doubt in my mind that everyone wants to be fit and healthy. Nobody really wants to be overweight or obese, some cannot help it, with genetics playing a roll, but far too often a person becomes overweight by sure laziness. One must first have the will power to stop and say "Hey I am fat"! I need to do something about this and take better care of myself and now is the time. Being fit over 40 is not a difficult task to achieve; you must have the will to make the change. Getting fit over 40 is not a how to loose weight scam; you must make a lifestyle change. Once an individual, whether male or female, hits 30 your metabolism starts to slow down and your body cannot process fat in the same manor that it did when you were 20-years old. The effects of aging will affect the best of people. Some of the effects of aging are joint pain, back and neck pain, knee pain, elevated blood pressure, elevated weight, fatigue, these are all effects not only of aging, but also from living a sedentary lifestyle. There is a great
Have you ever felt like you wanted to achieve something so bad but just don’t have enough energy or motivation to do it? Like eating healthy, running a marathon, become president of the United States. I felt the same but mine was losing weight. All through my childhood and adolescence I have been a heavy kid. I was involved in many recreational activities and sports such as baseball, soccer, and basketball. With all this exercise I felt like I would be able to lose this weight but I just kept gaining more weight. Later during my heavy weight period I started developing sad thoughts and for the most part anxiety. I felt like no one liked me and that no one knew who I was.
In social network studies, overweight and obese adolescents have been found to have fewer friendship nominations and to be more socially isolated than normal weight adolescents.(17) Moreover, obese children have been shown to have higher levels of anxiety and depression and low self-esteem.(18, 19)
The RDA for protein for seniors is 12-14% of the diet. Protein is needed to build and maintain body tissues, and these needs increase for individuals during illness and after surgery (8). Although fat digestion decreases with age, a small amount of fat is still necessary since it is a concentrated energy source and transports vitamins. No more than 30% of total calories should be from fat. Carbohydrates should make up 50% of daily calories, and 25-35 grams of fiber should be eaten to prevent GI stress. Overall, caloric needs decrease with age, generally a 10% reduction between the ages of 51-75 and up to a 15% reduction after age 75 (8). These needs are not exact; they are dependent on both activity level and body composition.
Obesity has been a life long struggle. While myself and fifty percent of adults in the United States are battling obesity, the psychological effects have become larger than the obesity itself. Not only are we forced to deal with the physical effects of being overweight, I, like others have had to overcome the psychological effects as well. Low self esteem has been a challenge and has ultimately fueled my bout with depression. Although obesity, low self esteem, and depression are three separate issues, they are all linked and are all relevant to not only me, but to millions of Americans.
People need to be aware and pay attention to the labels, and try to eat less of the boxed or processed foods. There are programs that will help people make better food choices. Registered dieticians can help families by teaching the adults and children how to choose healthier foods and how to meal plan. If that is something the family wants to participate in. Next, you have lack of exercise, most people just don’t have the energy needed to go to the gym one day a week let alone 3 or more days a week. Physical guidelines state that adults need to have 30 minutes of physical activity a day 5 days a week or at least 20 minutes of vigorous exercise 20 min. a day for 3 days a week. Children should get 60 minutes of physical activity a day. Children with obesity are at higher risk for having other chronic health conditions and diseases that impact physical health, such as asthma, sleep apnea, bone and joint problems, type 2 diabetes, and risk factors for heart disease. Children with obesity are also bullied and teased more than their normal weight peers, and are more likely to suffer from social isolation, depression, and lower
I come from a family that is not very active and obesity runs in my family with my parents and grandparents, from a young age I was told to make sure I lived my life well so that I didn’t have to endure the struggle that my parents and grandparents do with weight. I was an active child outside, but I was never involved in sports. In fifth grade I joined a YMCA volleyball team because I was interested in volleyball and I had peers that played volleyball. I continued to play in sixth grade too for my West Orient Middle School team, we got first place overall that year; but then I took a break and started track in eighth grade.
Obesity causing depression on adolescents is an important topic because depressive symptoms are the beginning phase to depression. These young adults who are clinically obese feel like outsiders and do not feel like they belong in society’s norm. They suffer from daily teasing and put-downs and from other kids because of what they physically look like. Their weight causes them to be rejected from others as well as themselves. Having this happen day after day will lead to a feeling of hopelessness and gradually leading to the early stages of depression. This is a serious turning point because once one becomes depressed they tend to lose their sense of self efficacy. Then which latently leads one to hurt their body even more through eating
Within the last two decades there has been an increase of obesity, According to the CDC; the “United States alone has witnessed one third of its adult population and at least 17% of it’s children and adolescents between the ages of 2 to 19 labeled as obese” (2014). This goes to show this problem does not target a specific age group, however occurs through the lifespan. A person who is obese does not only undergo a physical transformation however can develop psychological abnormalities such as a “loss of self regulation; meaning obesity makes it harder for a person to override impulses (Puder, J. J., & Munsch, S. (2010). Theses impulses can be manifested through internalizing factors such as emotional issues and externalizing factors based on a person’s behavior.
Identifying the age gap of who participates in taking surveys will help to identify the level of technology that elders are comfortable of using to take surveys. The percentages of elders will grow in the future. Therefore, the goal is to figure out the type technology that is more appropriate for elderly patients. Elderly patients face technology issues when completing online surveys. According to Linkage, the problem with technology is elder 74+ never own computer or laptop as well as tablets and Smartphone (Otlov, 2011). Based on the statistics provided, it will be hard for elders to use the technology since most of the facilities have older patients that are 75 years old or older that use our Geriatric Services. Companies should always
Many people today eat when their emotionally such as because the person is bored, sad, anger or even happy. Obesity can be caused by things like stress or depression and can cause a number of different health implications. For example a person that is obese is more likely to have diabetes later in life and also suffer heart problems. Over 30% of today’s population seek treatment for weight problems and this is all caused through binge eating. Binge eating is when someone eats large amount of food while feeling they can’t control how much they are eating, people who seriously binge and a very obese develop a disorder call binge eating disorder. The people with this kind of eating disorder find it difficult to lose weight and also find it difficult to control how much they are eating. Many people may need serious help for example counselling or medication or even operation to
Obesity is a growing problem around the world. People eat too much much junkfood and too many carbs. They watch TV, play videogames, or get on the internet most of the time. These people do everything but exercising and staying physically fit and healthy. So they gain weight in excess amounts and become very unhealthy. People can become very unhappy also. Because of their excess weight, poor health, and the buildup of toxins in the fat cells, it can bring on depression. And the fat cells can even grow cancerous tumours and make these people have cancer. Being obese can even cut years off of your life! But fortunately, there are people willing to help. Shows such as The Biggest Loser inspire people.
Obesity is a massive problem all around the world. It is predominantly an issue in the United Kingdom, but it also a difficulty in other countries, for instance, in the United States, Denmark, Germany, etc. Being obese may seem like an individual problem, but it can, in fact, be a social problem. In general, you can ask yourself: Who is to blame? Perhaps it is society, maybe it is the subjective experts, or conceivably it is you.