Obesity in America Over the years the obesity rate in America has increased significantly. From 1990 to 2016, the average percentage of obese adults increased from 11.1% to 29.8%. The escalating obesity rate in America has made obesity prevention one of the top public health priorities. Being overweight has become the new normal in America. Obesity is caused by eating too much and moving too little, depression, and the input of social media.
Unhealthy Americans In America today one in three adults are considered to be obese. Over the years the rate of obesity keeps climbing up and up. Some people blame fast-food or the environment Americans live in. After all,someone can purchase a chocolate bar at a bookstore nowadays. But, most people are looking at the incorrect factor to blame. Although the food industry is a huge contribution to obesity in America, people are ultimately responsible for their own health.
Obesity has increased in numbers rapidly over the years. It is now considered a dangerous epidemic. Variety different arguments have been considered as to why obesity has increased. Many blame it on the consumers, but can it be the fault of someone else.
Introduction Are Americans, where obesity is found to be a major struggle, in jeopardy with the various aspects that may cause obesity, such as poor eating habits, lack of physical activity, etc.? Poor eating habits such as eating processed foods is one reason for weight gain in children and adults. These eating habits are affordable, tasty, and an easy way out when an individual does not want to cook. Obesity is a personal issue that many have struggled with all their life. There are many risks that come along with being obese as well as ways to overcome it. In order to explain this the research report will ask: do individuals who are obese know the various health risks that come along with the constant weight gain and how to lose the weight
America, the pride of its inhabitants, the glory from centuries of sacrifices from soldiers who exhibited patriotism, the center of reforms and movements - and the home of overweight, greedy scavengers. Yes, that’s right, America, the social glory of the obese. With so many social trends, such as fashion and social media, follow strokes and heart attacks from the overwhelmed body. It’s quite sad really, to view the body be attacked not from a virus or a fatal injury but due to itself. The body, no longer properly functioning correctly under its own weight, remains not as just the individual’s weight concern but a national embarrassment. The issue is getting larger, literally.
if you want to stick to the obesity argument you might want to think of arguments such as 'should the government be doing more to tackle the problem or is it up to the individual?' or 'How is it people can allow themselves to get that far into bad health(obesity)?'
Although the "sizism" movement may have surfaced from the personal problem of an outspoken person, this movement is a political issue that needs to be addressed accordingly. Obesity is not only attributed to physiological but environmental factors as well. Americans are larger than they were 40 years ago (i.e. weigh more, are fatter, and less fit). "Approximately 55% of American adults are overweight" (Fattening 1). Many Americans resolve to lose weight, through do-it-yourself, non-clinical, or clinical means, yet there is no method that offers long-term weight loss. America's quest to increase self-esteem and attractiveness has created profits for the weight-loss industry while 22.5% of Americans remain clinically obese (1).
With the continual growth of the fast food industry in the United States, obesity is becoming a
Ultimately, obesity is sweeping the nation because of how easy it is to eat cheap and on the run from fast food restaurants. If Americans do not change their habits of eating with no physical activity the obesity rates will never decrease but only continue to steadily increase. Not only is fast food easily accessible but over the years serving sizes have increased two to five times (Miller,
do? Obesity, the new green eyed monster, has taken over America and nothing has been done. Americans are heaviest people in the world we have been the heaviest since , the (Aliha Bauman, page 12-13). Since the invention of television the routine of exercise has decreased and the waist lines of Americans has increased. Americans spend more time in front of the television watching commercial after commercial, which displays images of food. Studies have shown that while watching television most people tend to think they are hunger even after they had just ate dinner.
The diets followed by people who live in the United States have been discussed many times. The fact that the rate of obesity has been increasing was an issue everybody knew. What is new is that Americans’ eating habits began to change, and this time they are not worsening (http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/early/2014/01/15/ajcn.113.072892.full.pdf+html).
Well, as you know from resent news updates and news papers America is one of the “fattest” countries in the world. Most people would love to blame that problem on the restaurants. It’s not the restaurants fault that the people of America are over weight. People have a mind of their own, they know exactly what they want, when they want it, and how they want it.
With society’s ever increasing price tag of education, public schools have gone to great lengths to cut costs from the unessential activities during and after school hours. First it was music programs and art classes; however, with the desperate need for teachers, athletic programs have felt the grunt of this expedition. Now, more than ever, youths in our communities are battling serious problems. Not only are sports and organized athletic programs vital to physical development, but also mental growth and offer children structure and goals. Unfortunately, many schools have to cut back or even eliminate sports/athletic programs due to lack of funding.
People are trying so hard to chase the American Dream that they forget about their health, which is currently a huge problem in America. It’s such a big problem that people outside the USA has stereotypes about the Americans, e.g. “Fat American” or that all Americans are fat and lazy. When people think about Americans the first things that comes on their minds are,” Americans are the fattest people in the entire world, and they sit around eating bon-bons and fast food all day.” Obesity is getting worse and worse in America, but what is the main reason for that?
The issue that I chose to research about was obesity in children and why it is becoming more relevant and time continues. I chose a recent article from San Francisco Chronicle that explains a recent survey that was conducted and what their plan is to try to fix it. In this article, a national report was done comparing children and adult body mass indexes. “The 2016 National Survey of Children's Health found that 30 percent of Wisconsin children ages 10 to 17 are overweight or obese, while the state's adult rate of obesity is 31 percent” (2017). Because of these results, health officials are very concerned and are trying to fix the problem. Because of this concern, health prfessionals are trying to teach parents to start to fix the problem from home.by having parents provide a better diet and exercise routine for their children.