Obesity And The United States

1334 Words Dec 14th, 2015 6 Pages
Obesity is an ongoing epidemic in our county and our world. Carrying around excess weight isn’t just uncomfortable, it also poses a variety of very serious health threats, such as heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, diabetes, some cancers, osteoarthritis, and gout. Also some breathing problems, such as sleep apnea and asthma. My peers talked about the difference of being obese and overweight. The difference of the two is how your BMI ranges. BMI stands for body mass index meaning that your height is appropriate to your weight. Scientist say that checking your BMI is easy, you just take your weight in kilograms over your height in centimeters squared. Google says More than 35% of U.S. adults are obese, and more than 34% are overweight in the united States. Obesity affects 17% of all children and adolescents in the United States, which is three times more from just one generation ago. Nearly 32% of children and adolescents are either overweight or obese. Obesity in the united states comes from the lack of exercise and the overconsumption of food. Schools getting rid of gym or recess doesn 't help our issue and their school lunches don 't help either. Obesity is an epidemic because it is growing faster than we think and there are many health risk involved with being overweight, the length of your life can change drastically because of your lack of knowledge of food and exercise. Another example of one of my classmates topics is Cyber bullying is an issue in our way of…
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