For this week we had the ability to look into cardiovascular disease and how it is being an thing that it effecting our generation. In this essay I hope to talk about what I imagine someone who is obese may look like. I also hope to take a deeper look into the what some of daily activities are the put people at a higher risk for cardiovascular disease and some or reasons why someone may not be motivated to make a change in their life even though it can lengthen their life span. Last but not least I hope to give my opinion if I believe that age is an factor in determine if someone is motivated or not in making a change to their life. When I first hear the word obesity, I instantly think of the standard American. In recent years Americans sense of portion size has increased dramatically. People now think that it is healthy to eat fast-food for meals. Another thing that I think of when I hear the word ont is someone who wants to make a change to improve themselves. This can be difficult though because if someone is not use to eating a healthy and well balanced diet then they have to change this habit which can be challenging to do. After thinking for a while, I honestly can not think of any other non-contagious diseases that have been given the title of epidemic. In my opinion though I think that using the word epidemic to describe the increase of people of obese is not the best. I feel as though that this word creates the idea that being obese is contagious but rather it is
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Obesity has been measured or defined in various ways. Many researchers have differing opinions on the origins and effects of obesity. The rapidly increasing rates of obesity are often linked to a high calorie diet and little to no physical activity. Although obesity is seen as a disease that affects a person’s weight, it actually affects a lot more than that. Obesity can affect individuals in both adolescence and adulthood, their families, and the healthcare system. From an outside viewpoint, obesity looks like a disease that careless, inactive people develop. Not always is this the case. Obesity is not a disease that affects solely the weight of a person. To be considered obese, your BMI (body mass index) would have to be 30 or higher. Almost 70 percent of Americans are either overweight or obese. Not only does obesity affect the weight of a person, it can also lead to increased risk for diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, sleep apnea, and many other things. Questions posed on this dreadful disease by many people are on the origin of the disease, the effects and exponential growth of the disease, and the actions that are being taken to help provide a healthier environment for Americans and to establish programs and preventative methods across the country to help fight the ever increasing obesity rate.
Obesity is a disease, yes it is a disease, obesity causes more health issues that people don't know obesity can cause like heart disease, stroke, diabetes, high blood pressure and more, 2 out of 3 children in the United States is struggling of either being overweight or obese, several years in the united states no state has had an obesity rate over 15 % , but now times have changed , over 41 states have an obesity rate over 25%, this means that since 1981 the obesity rate has nearly tripled in the united states, “ people with obesity state that it is the government's fault for providing food that has no nutritional value in it”.
The government named it a disease so it could bill the medicare services. Obese people would good care can live longer than expected and don't alway have to be in the hospital. It possible to be obese and live regular lives. “Compared to 40 years ago, people today spend more time commuting, sitting in front of a computer, watching television, playing video games, and generally exercising less.”(“Obesity ProCon.”)Sugary foods and and the modern size servings have tripled in the last fifty years .Obese people have the choice of going outside and exercising and they still choose to watch tv and not do anything.
According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2012), "more than one-third of U.S. adults (35.7%) are obese." This fact effectively underscores the seriousness of the issue at hand. Further, it means that obesity is affecting millions of people in the U.S. alone (either directly or indirectly). As McKnight (2006) points out, one of the leading causes of death in America is physical inactivity. Physical inactivity coupled with other factors has been branded a leading cause of obesity. Every day, people die from obesity related diseases including but not limited to hypertension and heart disease as others have their social lives greatly inhibited by the condition. In the recent past, debate has been rife on whether obesity should be branded a disease or a factor contributing to ill health. Whether classified as a disease or a factor contributing to ill health, the epidemic remains one of the main preventable causes of death not only in the U.S. but also across the world. In the modern day, both comfort and convenience have come to be regarded top human priories. In pursuance of these two "ideals", healthy living has seemingly taken a backseat. A sedentary lifestyle coupled with poor eating habits is slowly making America a fat nation and as a result, we are slowly gravitating towards poor health. It is this trend that is making obesity synonymous with disease. Obesity is however not a disease but one of the many factors that contribute to ill health.
I chose this topic because I believe that America needs a better understanding of Obesity, so one can prevent and treat Obesity to improve the lives of those affected. I also have an uncle who has been affected greatly by this disease. By writing this paper, I am spreading the word about the harmful and life threatening effects of Obesity, which might prevent the spreading of the disease or save a life.
Back then, the 20th century was seen as the eradication of many infectious diseases and the development of vaccines, this century has started with an epidemic of diabetes and obesity. Roslin continues by claiming that in some way, Americans are ineffective or unsuccessful to resolve the disease of obesity, and it is affecting many Americans. Most of the people’s troubles are due to their appalling habits: people do not consider what is healthy and natural for them, and before they eat, they do not concern to read the labels of what they eat or drink. Such people pass these habits to their family and most specifically to their kids. It has been predictable that children obesity is becoming an increasing subject in the United States. While that might sound less threatening to people, it is, in fact, not, says Roslin. He asserts that despite the United States’ huge investment in healthcare, life expectancy is expected to decline due to obesity. Roslin ends this paragraph by stating that the obesity epidemic is increasing at such a fast pace that, if the current trend continues, the entire America will be obese by 2050.
A sociological imagination is a useful tool when it comes to studying society. It is the ability to look at public issues as an outsider and understand them in a way that is not bias or related to one’s own culture, religion or personal beliefs. It can be useful in understanding health problems as social issues (Germov, 2013). A sociological imagination can help us to understand why the incidence of obesity is increasing despite knowing the health risks that come with it. In this essay I will describe what a sociological imagination is and how it is used to understand why people are obese despite knowing the health risks.
Today, 78.1 million American adults and 12.5 million children are obese. Obesity in America is a unstoppable epidemic. Since the 1960s, the number of obese adults have doubled and the number of obese children have tripled. Because of America’s obesity problems, Surgeon General David Satcher issued a report saying; "The Surgeon General's Call to Action to Prevent and Decrease Overweight," said that obesity "have reached epidemic proportions" in America. Obesity in America has no doubt reached epidemic proportions. Since 2001, America has been the most obese country in the world. This essay discusses what obesity is and how it is affecting today’s America by answers the following questions:
Life deals us with different obstacles we must overcome. Some are psychological, some are physical, the worse are the ones that spiral out of control. The article focuses on the people that suffer from obesity. Written by Gina Kolata for the New York Times, titled Why Do Obese Patients Get Worse Care? Many Doctors Don’t See Past the Fat. I will analyze Human behavior theories and perspective, and what can be done to prevent such stigma towards the obese.
In addition, according to Lisa Zamosky, a recent analysist of Gallup-Healthways, the adult obesity rate in 2013 was 27.2% up from 26.2% in 2012, and it is on pace to surpass all annual records average obesity rates since Gallup-Healthways began tracking in 2008. Furthermore, in 2010, more than 78 million U.S. adults and roughly 12.5 children and teenagers were obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Statistics show that the increasing rate of obesity affects adults as well children’s. If Obesity continues to increase at such a high incidence, it will increase the number of new cases of deadly diseases like type-two diabetes, coronary heart disease and stroke which will adversely affect the mortality rate of a person in the United States.
Being obese is a tremendous issue in the United States . According to the book the “Obesity: Cultural and BioCultural Perspectives”by Alexandra A.Brewis, there is an assessment mentioned in the book that was made by the “World Health Organization”. The assessment mentions that “ one third of the people are now overweight or obese . Within two decades , if the current trend continue, the number will be more than two-thirds”.(Brewis 1)
Obesity basically means having too much body fat. Not being overweight for your height, having too much muscle, or water in your body. What exactly is obesity? “Obesity is a condition that is associated with having an excess of body fat, defined by genetic and environmental factors that are difficult to control when dieting. Obesity is classified as having a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 30 or greater. BMI is a tool used to measure obesity. Obesity increases your risk of developing related conditions such as diabetes, hypertension and sleep apnea, to name a few. Many individuals are affected by obesity and are not aware of it” (O.A.C, 2016). Causes of obesity vary from person to person, but most are from the same reasons. Taking in more calories than your body can burn leads to obesity because your body stores the unused calories as fat. Typical causes are eating too much food than your body can use, drinking too much alcohol, and not getting enough exercise. Many obese people who lose large amounts of weight and gain it back think it is their fault. They blame themselves for not having the willpower to keep the weight off. Many people regain more weight than they lost. Today, we know that biology is a big reason why some people cannot keep the weight off. Some people who live in the same place and eat the same foods become obese, while others do not. Our bodies have a complex system to help keep our
Obesity is a condition in which the over accumulation of adipose fat tissue causes the weight of a person to increase abnormally. Their weight exceeds by 20%, as a factor of their ideal body weight. According to recent analysis, statistics show that more than one third of the world’s population is targeted by obesity. Research shows that overweight and obesity kills more people than underweight. Obesity occurs greatly amongst adults who are 18 years or older. An estimated 600 million adults were obese out of the 1.9 billion that were overweight, around the world in 2014. One in three adults in Mexico, New Zealand and United States are obese, and one in four adults in Australia, Canada, Chile and Hungary are obese. In contrast, rates of obesity are much lower in Asian countries, where approximately 2-4% of adults have obesity. In countries such as Mexico and the United States, Latino and Africans have the highest rates of obesity amongst all the individuals. However, along with adults, statistics show that the rates for obesity are also high among children within and below the age of 5. As calculated in 2013, the number of children across the world that were either overweight or obese was 42 million. Since then, the rates have increased by 30% more in in low- and middle-income countries than in developed countries. Due to the fact that this condition continues at higher rates across the world, several organizations, such as the World Health Organization, are working with and