The Obesity Epidemic Hitting America and How to Stop It

869 Words Jan 25th, 2018 4 Pages
I was involved in many sports, but regardless of how much physical exercise I was involved in I was still heavy. I was always tired and found myself not being able to compete to level in which I wanted to be at.
My weight was not only holding me back, but making me sick.
While diets like South Beach, helped me to eventually start becoming more healthy, they were not comprehensive enough and still had elements that would not allow me to preform my best or continue to feel sick.
These are common problems not only amongst youth, but weight related issues are now affecting people of all ages, races, and socioeconomic statuses.
Today I will be discussing the issue of America becoming increasingly overweight and obese and will present a a possible way of remedying the impending epidemic.

Problem/ Need:
Today in America people are not eating well.
People are becoming increasingly sick due to an increase in improper diets.
Obesity and weight related disease are at an all time high and continue to plague the United States.
According to the Food Research and Action Center, 69% of adults are overweight or obese; 35% are obese. 32% of children and adolescents are overweight or obese; 17% are obese. 31% of low-income preschoolers are overweight or obese.
Weight related diseases are are no longer just a health concern, but an economic problem.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has stated that…
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