Obesity In America

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Obesity has been a major problem in America for a long time every since junk food and fast food came into play. Now in America there is 78.6 million obese adults and counting (CDC). Obesity can lead to heart disease, stroke and even type 2 diabetes if worse enough. The estimated obesity medical bill was over 147 billion dollars in United States this shows that when you get obesity that is why you should stay active and eat more healthy foods. Obesity can be prevented by being active and getting enough exercise, eat healthy foods and try to stay away from junk food, finally reduce screen time and find other things to do than watching television. These are just some of the things that cause people to become obese. Now America is one of the most obese countries in the world. Mainly from people not getting enough exercise. Exercise is a big point why Americans get obese because they sit there and do nothing. On top of …show more content…

Americans watch a lot of television everyday of their lives from news or a new hit show it is something that happens on a regular basis. Adults watch about 33 hours per week and kids watch about 24 hours a week (Hinckley, 2014). They watch anywhere from 3-5 hours a day. While watching you either just ate our your snacking on something. This causes body fat to build up because your not burning off any calories. That is why you should exercise or do something that will burn calories. Studies show that when kids reduce their screen they do things active and that lowers their body mass index (NHI, 2012). They put many programs in to help reduce screen time like Play 60. This organization which was made by the National Football Association (NFL) to encourage you to be active for at least 60 minutes everyday. There is many things you can do to stay healthy and stay active instead of watching television or playing video

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