As years go by American weight struggle has been getting worse. People with diabetes today has more than double since 1994. While there are ways to help bring down obesity, most companies have not taken action. There are many factors to why obesity has only been increasing all these years.
If you can prolong your life, and make yourself feel better about who you are then why not overcome this overweight issue. In today’s world we are facing an epidemic that seems to be affecting even are young at an early age. We all know that obesity can have adverse effects on health, well-being, and relationship, and can be solved by eating organic food, exercising, and discipline. We are here to find out the different causes of obesity, and find out what we can do to overcome this fast growing epidemic. “Although people in the Unites States might not be eating more, they are gaining weight. According to the U.S Department of Agriculture, fat consumption by people in the United States has declined during past decades, but calorie expenditure has gone down as well. Adults are not burning the calories they are consuming, and as a result, obesity rates increased by 214 percent between 1950 and 2000. Two out of every three people in the U.S. were obese or overweight in 2010”. (Bird, 2011, March 26, p.1). They are several solutions that can be implemented to these causes, and some are individual, community, and government solutions. I feel it is everyone’s own responsibility to make they maintain their own health.
Obesity is a very serious subject that a lot of people take lightly, especially us as Americans. America is the most obese country in the world. Statistics show that 300,000 people die a day in the United States of America due to obesity. This clearly shows that we have a serious problem that is massively underestimated. Obesity is also something that countries all across the world suffer from. For example, Australia is also one of the most obese countries in the world, and 50,000 people die a year from obesity in Australia. That’s 140 people who die per day in Australia. To solve the problem of obesity the prices of junk food should be raised and the prices of healthy food should be lowered and more convenient.
More than 2.1 billion people are overweight in our nation. This is a shocking statistic because more and more people are becoming overweight each year. It is important to recognize this is an epidemic in our nation. It is bad for our health and something needs to be done to stop this problem. Recent articles are talking about why people are becoming overweight or obese. The three culprits to blame people becoming overweight are the consumer, government, and the Food Industry.
Imagine a world where people can not go outside because their body is not able to move because of how much people weigh and need to stay inside where machines are helping monitor the health of the body. If the obesity epidemic and obesity related disease don't stop now that is how the future world will look like for the next generation and it does not seem nice. Back in the 1970’s people would have never expected a future like that because it was all about healthy foods and exercising regularly. Now in 2017 it is all about eating at fast food restaurants and binge watching shows on Netflix. Many people's mentality today is why go outside to exercise when there is technology as entertainment where the gossip and entertainment is at? People fail to realize that lying on the couch or in bed after eating is a higher risk for obesity. Personal responsibility is what people are failing to accept when it comes to obesity, blaming others for something people can become educated about seems easier. The media is also at fault for all the propaganda about unhealthy fast food, and not the healthy food that benefits the persons body. 18-26 year-olds have the chance to change this generation's mentality about obesity and change the future generation alongside the media who should change what is being advertised and make the people choose a healthier and better option.
Eating healthy and exercising often, the two things seen as key against fighting obesity. While these are very important, they are not the only tools in the fight against obesity. Before we can rely solely on eating healthy and daily exercise, we need to reform how the issue of obesity is being attacked. Childhood obesity has become an exponentially growing epidemic that has no evidence of stopping anytime soon. The government needs to step in and help with the fight because of food deserts, faulty advertising, and nutrition guidelines, which are all factors out of the public's control. Once we figure out these issues, the real fight can begin.
Obesity can be defined as, “a health condition of being grossly fat or overweight.” This disease is spread throughout the world and is especially common in the United States. Obesity can lead to many other illnesses like diabetes, heart attacks, high blood pressure, etc. Even though this condition can be deadly, there are many different methods to prevent it. Obesity has greatly impacted America. Instead of trying to find a cure for obesity, we can focus on educating people on ways that steer away from this unhealthy lifestyle.
Justin Timberlake, one of the most popular recording artists today, filmed a commercial for McDonald's. A spokeswoman for McDonald's said "the campaign is getting "buzz on the street." The song he sings in the commercial was also to be released as a full length single (MacArthur, 2003, p. 2).
In 2014 the World Health Organization estimated that about 41 million children of toddler age were obese (Obesity and Overweight para.1), in other words they have about 5 years living on Earth and already are dying. Obesity and who’s really responsible for the cause of it has been a back and forth argument between customers, fast food companies, and government health agencies. For years many have tried to blame and even sue Mcdonalds, Burger King, and many other fast food companies, claiming that it is their fault for their overweight health condition, but I believe this is the opposite. The reality to this issue is that the physical company does not play a role in this issue since they do not force their food into our mouths, but their food does play a role in obesity. Each individual in our society is responsible for their own health and needs, therefore, there is no need to blame companies when we realize that our decisions have caught up to us. These companies are trying their best to provide alternatives, but if we do not take them than they are not to blame for our future death. Having medical researchers label obesity as a health disease is not helping the situation anymore, than people not taking responsibility, because now it allows them to obtain an excuse for their choices.
Body image and obesity are always going to be hot-button issues as long as fast foods restaurants are still in business. Obesity is a disorder involving excessive body fat that increases the risk of health problems. In other words, obesity is a condition where a person has accumulated so much body fat that it might have a negative effect on their health. Proportions of food are different from decades ago compared to now. Movie popcorn serving size was five cups with calories of 270 back in the 1980’s, now movie theatres are serving big tubs with loads of butter with calories of 630. Today proportions of food have really expanded causing calorie consumption to go up. To reduce obesity people should focus on educating the youth, promoting healthy eating and doing exercise at least an hour a day. Easily adding vegetables to what we eat, substituting that In-n-Out burger for something way less caloric.
Obesity, in addition to the negative impact on human health, also leads to considerable expenses for the global economy: reduced productivity, increase of the amount of fuel for transportation, rising medical expenses. To resolve the problem of excess weight is annually spent about two trillion dollars.
Americans have a reputation for careless eating, and because of this there are more obese people in America now more than ever before. Obesity affects many people in the world. It is possibly one of society's biggest issue today. Every year multiple people die of cancer, diabetes, or heart disease because of a poor diet The number of calories people are consuming today is higher than it was 20 years ago, and that is because of the increase of sugar, fat, and sodium in food. Everywhere you go food is easily available for example shopping centers, cinema and sport stadium and it is advertised on television every day for 24 hours. With so many people with health problems in the world the matter has to be discussed. It is a common misunderstanding that food decisions are entirely a matter of personal responsibility. Yes, adults are responsible for what they put in their mouths. They are also responsible for what they feed their children. But it is the American food industry who provides the food, determine the cost, and determine what goes in the food. People are not to blame solely for America's bad eating habit because people are hugely influenced by the price of food, the location and the advertisements.
According to research released by the National Center for Health Statistics, “Nearly 40% of adults and 19% of youth are obese, the highest rate the country has ever seen in all adults”(Larned). Obviously, Americans need added assistance to reduce the obesity crisis however the government continues to be blind. Therefore, the government should tax fattening food and drinks in order to subsidize healthy food.
Due to low income, which in turn leads to limited food access, obesity has remained at a constant stand still in Greene County. The goal is to be able to reduce the percentage of obesity in Springfield both by educating the public and increasing food accessibility. Hopefully, we will be able to do this through the use of some of our stakeholders, the people who have been affected by this issue and who also have a say in how to solve it.
Mouth watering food will cause this generation to be the first that does not outlive their parents. In the early 70’s, children grew up in a traditional home environment where a home cooked meal was expected. But later on in the years, America had an economic change with typical living situations which led to a shift in a family's diet. Due to junk food and processed foods becoming a normal eating habit, America’s health has been declining ever since. Many people believe bigger portion sizes, increase in availability, and a lack of exercise is the problem of the obesity epidemic. 18-25 year olds (Millennials) are the leading group of people to attack this problem because they can fix it for several generations at once. Solving this problem with this generation will not only benefit millennials but others from here on out because these are the future parents, educators, and leaders who will transfer a new healthstyle to new generations in America. In order to solve obesity and obesity diseases, 18-25 year olds need to make healthier life choices by having personal responsibility.