Just like how medical conditions such as alcoholism can be prevented by reducing the body intake of alcohol, if obesity can be prevented by eating healthy, exercising regularly & staying active. The opposing side may argue that obesity is a disease because obesity can be a generic disorder passed on through family generations. Although this is true, this doesn’t mean that obesity is inevitable, this just means that the host will have to work a lot harder to return to a healthy physical state. In conclusion, the American society have the choice to be obese or not. Obesity is a choice, not a
It’s sad to know that society has criticized fat people to the point they feel bad just by looking at skinnier people than them. When skinny people judge fat people it is not good because it makes them feel bad about themselves. It seems like if you want society to accept you, you have to have a perfect body shape. If society stops criticizing fat people and start helping and accepting them, they will feel like they are actually accepted
I am interested in Andrew’s comment and I want mention also fatism that it is the concept that is really bothering many people in this world. Many people do not have the ability to lose weight or their complexion look like overweight. We do not know exactly who are really healthy and who are not based of fat people. According to “Contextualizing Fat Shame”: “The overall cultural discourse on the “obesity epidemic” supports their advertising campaign…. (They support) the aesthetic contempt for the fat body…” (p.15).
The article I found the most interesting and presented a great use of Toulmin argument is Prevalence and Trends of Sever Obesity Among US Children and Adolescents. While not stated in the title the article presents three arguments. One, that the old measure for identifying obesity among children is outdated and inaccurate, Second, that with the new information that obesity among children has increased over the years. Third, that catching sever obesity early is key to catching “cardiovascular risk factors and higher levels of adiposity”. The actual claim was difficult for me to distinguish, First, I considered the objective to contain the claim.
People in America are encouraged to become healthier by exercising, following a balanced diet, and assuming healthy habits. Unfortunately, most Americans cannot live a healthy lifestyle because their socioeconomic status limits their choices. The United States economic system functions as a hierarchy, where 1% of the population are more affluent than the rest (CNN). The economic gap makes it harder for the rest of the population to afford healthy behaviors. 15.1 percent of Americans fall below the poverty level, due to the economic disparity in America (State).
People are not taking care of themselves as they should be and that is an issue. The author's writing style draws the reader into his side of argument. Balko's points make the argument about anti-obesity act being a personal responsibility stronger and more relatable. It is usual how President Bush 200 million for anti-obesity because that is a lot of money going towards something that can be dealt with in other ways. Just because you spend a lot of money on anti-obesity, you just can't make people live the way you think is best for them.
Obesity is a growing problem in the United States that many Americans find atrocious. As a consequence, many Americans take the liberty to insult obese people; defined as fat and ugly people who don’t care about their health. Society has implanted many Americans a specific body image we all should have, in order to appear attractive and be liked. The truth is that the phobia of fatness is increasing in this population, therefore; they are most likely to be hurt verbally, physically, and emotionally. People shouldn’t judge obese people because they don’t know the actual truth that impedes them from losing weight.
To begin, Korean Americans are at low risk for obesity. Obesity is not common within their culture, but, it has been proved that the longer one resides in the United States, the more likely they are to become obese (like most citizens of America). Korean Americans are also threatened by alcohol abuse and persistent smoking of cigarettes. Korean Americans are at high risk for Type II Diabetes, Hypertension, Cardiovascular disease, and Hepatitis B. Hypertension is a common outcome from their high salt diets and can become troublesome with those who have high blood pressure.
Even though they say that it would not work as effectively as for children it is still nice to know that not only disabled children are being concerned about but adults as well. One of the negative things the article points out is the fact that Lycra body suits tend to be very expensive which means that many people living or caring for people with disabilities may not be able to afford this treatment. When I conduct my experiment I would like to make my Lycra suit less expensive so all kids or adults can have chance to improve their
Vegetarians consume less animal fats and cholesterol and replaces it with more antioxidants and fibers. If more people decided to become vegetarians it would not only improve people’s health but also the environment and the economy. Taking America as an example, the statistics show that nearly 70% of America 's adults are suffering from obesity and one of the consequences of this is getting a heart disease meaning that you most likely have high blood pressure and high cholesterol. This is usually because the typical american diet is not very healthy because of the amount of bad fats and fast food they are consuming. If an american were to change to a vegetarian diet, the majority of the bad fats will be eliminated and replaced by foods that are
Behavior and environment has a big role to play in obesity too. Studies show that less than 50% of adults in America get a healthy amount physical activity. This means that grownups cannot get enough calories out and end up gaining weight because they choose not to live healthy or they have a disease. Also modern technology influences obesity because it makes labor easier. Computers and televisions keep Americans on the couch all day.
Magazines, TV, music, books, and movies help one make decisions and take action whether consciously or subconsciously. This large sphere of influence, however, is not always beneficial for those who suffer victim to these forms of public entertainment. The medias version of beauty, shames those who are considered overweight and scares almost everyone into thinking that being thin is the only way to be pretty. Jolene Hart emphasis how important beauty is in the American culture in her book Eat Pretty: Nutrition for Beauty, Inside and Out: “There’s a multi-billion-dollar industry built on helping us achieve greater physical beauty” (Hart 33). By creating this manipulated and untrue image of beauty, the American culture encourages eating disorders like anorexia (undereating) and sustains obesity (overeating).
Are healthy foods too expensive? Peralta insists that, "For low-income families, obtaining sufficient dietary energy at the lowest possible cost is the overwhelming concern. Food Stamp Program participants reported food price was the most important consideration in making food choices." (204). Food Stamp Use Linked to Weight Gain, Study Finds by Jeff Grabmeier agrees with Peralta by informing that people on food stamps had a Body Mass Index that was 1.15 points higher than non-food stamp users.
I chose to watch “Weight of the Nation”, because the title itself was appealing. I made the assumption that the documentary would provide information on weight throughout the United States. I wanted to get a holistic view on the obesity epidemic that we are struggling with. This documentary was well informative; obesity is a factor of genetics, environmental and behaviors. Granted some may people may have a harder time losing weight because of their genes, at the same token they shouldn’t use that as an excuse.
South Los Angeles is referred to consistently as a point of reference to represent a community or region that deals with these types of hardships. This specific region was chosen strategically by the author because it serves as a well-known area possessing multicultural and impoverished characteristics. It is discussed that areas such as this one lack the opportunities to buy healthy foods because corporations that offer cheap, unhealthy foods to the consumer are densely populated within them. LThe low-income families often resort to these low budget foods because they it is simply the only thing they can afford. The book also addresses the fact that most of the people in these areas cannot afford healthy foods because of the inequalities between races.