Obesity Is Common All Over The United States Society Today

1018 WordsOct 13, 20155 Pages
There are a variety of public issues in the United States society today. Many people are facing some type of illness or disease, one we do not consider a major problem until just recently. Obesity is a disease/condition that many people in America are suffering from. Really obesity can be defined in many different ways; Mayo Clinic defines obesity as a “complex disorder involving an excessive amount of body fat” (Obesity, 2015). When a person is diagnosed having this disease/condition it can cause many health problems such as, diabetes, heart trouble, high and low blood pressure. According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than one-third (34.9% or 78.6 million) of U.S adults are obese. (“Adult Obesity Facts,” 2015).…show more content…
Adding, many factors have been shown that Obesity should be taken more seriously then what many people consider. Factors of a person becoming obese can be all of the following, community and environment, drugs, lack of exercise, unhealthy diet, lack of sleep, bad habits (smoking and drinking), genetics, social and economic issues, and one of the most important is they way a person’s family lives. Obesity can happen so quickly in young children if their family does not do anything to make sure their children are getting enough exercise and good nutrition. First, community and the environment play a role in exercise. A way a person can help prevent becoming overweight, if living on a farm or in a neighborhood. Gather friends, family, or even pets and take them for a walk, ride a bike, run, and some if close enough may walk to work. It is very important to make sure environments are created to make it simpler and easier to participate in physical exercise and maintaining a healthy diet. Next, drugs can have impact on your body weight. Many may not realize how much drugs can have an effect on our bodies and health in general. The pharmacist that I work for told me that most of your antidepressants (Wellbutrin) or steroids could cause us to gain weight. Along with Antihistamines (Zyrtec), Antihypertensive (blood pressure medication), Insulin, Gabapentin (Seizures) and
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