Obesity Is A Common Lifestyle

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A healthy body tends to lead towards a higher quality of life and lower medical costs. Unfortunately, the United States’ population is suffering from an increasing epidemic of obesity. Ever since the 1970’s, obesity rates have more than doubled within adults and children (“Obesity in the U.S.”). Obesity is starting to be seen more and more in society, but it all starts with the individual deciding whether to become obese or not. Society defines being obese as having an excess of body fat; or in other terms, defined by body mass index, BMI, which is calculated with each individual’s height and weight (Centers for Disease 2010). There have been many efforts by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for obesity that focuses on policies and environmental strategies to make healthy eating and active living accessible and affordable for everyone. The stories we tell others shape us by determining whether or not we want to live a healthy or obese lifestyle. Obesity should not become a common lifestyle throughout the nation. The epidemic of obesity has negative health issues that affect the lifestyles of adults and children, and the government has not done a satisfying job in reducing this health issues. In the United States, more than two-thirds of adults are considered overweight or obese; that is more than 72 million adults (“Obesity in the U.S.”). The nation’s new diet leads to different food stops that provide meals that tend to be higher in calories and fat than
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