Obesity : Obesity And Weight Loss

1667 WordsApr 30, 20177 Pages
Obesity Epidemic in America There are a lot of different opinions and strong emotions when it comes to the topic of obesity and weight loss. America, home of the free and land of the obese. According to CNBC, nearly two-thirds of American adults are either overweight or obese. Childhood obesity is triple what it was some decades ago. The obesity plague in America costs the nation as much as $147 billion and an indescribable number of lives every year. Together, they add up to a public health crisis that feeds a $60 billion industry of products, services, diets and foods designed to help people lose weight. Wake up America; "Nearly one-third of the adults in the United States is overweight with a…show more content…
Alarming enough obesity is on the rise and is reaching epidemic proportions across the U.S. Approximately 70 million Americans are obese-more than 1 in 3 of all adults and 1 in 5 children. Sadly, enough obesity is a problem that affects everybody, not just adults. You may not notice it, but, weeks turn into months and months turn into years and the next thing you know your clothes don 't fit you anymore the way they used. Countless of Americans nowadays want to make their fast-paced lives as stress-free as possible; Many Americans are single parents or perhaps many parents work two jobs, and depend on fast food to feed their children. Sadly, enough many parents depend on this type of unhealthy food because it is cheap, quick, and convenient. This food choice may be a bad choice, but fast food may be only food alternative for most parents on the go. If you go to a relative or friend 's house to eat, chances are when you open their refrigerator you will unhealthy leftovers in their refrigerator. Authors Yu and Yan, research states that obesity (body mass index ≥ 30) and educational attainment have increased dramatically in the United States since the 1970s. Yu and Yan studies, both analyzes the influences of educational inequalities in obesity and population, improvements in education on national obesity trends between 1970 and 2010. Did you know that throughout the decades, our bodies have become immune to the food we
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