Obesity remains a growing epidemic that affects people who continually overindulge, causing weight gain which affects many countries and communities around the world especially the United States. During the last couple decade obesity has doubled and threatened people 's health because of adverse habits of overeating. Due to the advancement of mobile technology, fewer individuals perform physical labor. Instead, many people work from a computer where they spend long hours sitting at a desk consuming junk food non-physicality activity that leads to obesity. Consequently, some of the expense to the community regarding how obesity occurs causing medical complications of diabetes, heart attacks, and high blood pressure which produce expense on the economy.
Obesity has gained a lot of attention in the recent years especially in the 21st century. Right now in America, there is an ongoing epidemic. The cause is not by viruses or bacteria, but by human nature. There is no one way to solve this serious problem. With growing body sizes and serious medical problems associated with obesity, it is a problem that needs to be addressed and changed.
Poor health is much more than an individual, personal problem (Doc B). If people keep their eating the way they eat sooner or later more than half of the people in the United States will have obesity problems. With more than half of the country 's population obese in the future, many people will die at a young age, not leaving any older leaders to lead the country with wisdom. Most of those who lead the country, like President Obama and those in Congress, are elder people. If people were to die at a young age from a clogged artery, those who will remain in the future will not be nearly as educated as the wise people of
“Why Shame Won’t Stop Obesity” Obesity is a huge social issue in America, and the reputation of fast food and junk food doesn’t make it any better. More Americans are developing critical health issues due to obesity. In “Why Shame Won’t Stop Obesity” by Dhruv Khullar, Khullar states that shaming obesity will not stop it. We must recognize that we have created a food environment, but there is much we can do and should do to reverse that trend. I have to agree with Khullar and the statements that he made in the article about shaming obesity, why there is so much obesity, and steps to reverse the trend of obesity.
Although sugar is seen as the public’s number one enemy. Nancy Appleton a writer who wrote Suicide By Sugar, blames the government and certain food industries for creating advertisements promoting bad sugars. But also in charge of creating the child obesity epidemic in America, endangering young children’s health in the U.S. Since some foods have artificial sugars, sugar decreases the quality of life in the U.S. Stated by the Journal of the American Heart Association Internal Medicine, “People who consumed more than a quarter of their daily calories as sugar… twice as likely to die” (Health, Richards). This statistic by a credible source pulls the audience in because they are part of that population who intake sugar and can die faster by consuming it.
As both government and population, Canada must band together and implement new systems to aid in the prevention of obesity. There are three central areas that Canada must focus to defeat obesity: youth, government, and foreign policy. Obesity is continually affecting younger individuals, which is developing obesity into a grave ordeal. Only forty-nine percent of preschool obesity cases are acted upon by health professionals, and an even less six per cent of children have their BMI plotted(Kim). Accordingly, more preventative measures need to be implemented in childhood as early as possible because many obesity cases that start young continue throughout the lifetime.
In the article “How Junk Food Can End Obesity”, David Freedman talks about the processed food’s role in American obesity. He think processed foods should not be consider as one simple problem. And processed foods are not the only reason which cause Obesity. Freedman came up his argument with two event of his experiences with foods which were unprocessed fruits and vegetables.
In an article from national society they mention that the foods that are killing people slowly isn’t only the fast food or the high processed foods that is found in the grocery store but the extremely processed salts, and refined sugars. It is mentioned that because of that it can cause autoimmune diseases. Schlosser also mentions one of the diseases that are deadly if not treated properly, “ More than half of all American adults and about one-quarter of all American children are no obese or overweight”(240). All this had started since the late 1970’s and its still going on in this day in age, but many do not want to realize that it is something that n one should be proud of. Obesity happens because many people tend to consume fast food because it is the easiest option than taking time to make a nutritional meal.
is also in the upper percentile in the overall amount of people obese. These alarming statistics should be enough reason to allocate more resources towards the physical education of our population starting at an early age. We should not only be teaching young kids the importance of sufficient exercise, but also the implications of consuming junk food. With an increasingly fast-paced society we tend to forget to eat a proper nutritious diet. From my perspective, the convenience and over-marketing of junk food is the main reason why kids seem to be drawn towards processed foods.
Obesity in America To start, Obesity in America is a huge problem. As Americans become more obese, their well-being declines significantly, as measured by Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index scores. I thin adding certain standards to fast food restraunts could help change the problem. Adults in obese class III, those considered morbidly obese, had the lowest average well-being of any weight group, at 50.9, in 2014. This compares with 54.7 for those in obese class II and 57.5 for those in obese class
Today in our abundance of filling grocery stores and fast food restaurants, most is comforted in knowing when and where their next meal will come from. Although, days in the past where food shortages ran rampant; sanitation was unheard of; and obesity was the last obstacle the American people thought to face have faded. Yet, in the beginning of this 21st century, we are nearing the 40% percent mark of obese adults, and the 13.4% percent back in 1962 has become a short, but a distant memory. The average adult today is heavier compared to the 1950 's, due to changes in our socioeconomic structure; sedentary lifestyle changes; and easy access to unhealthy food choices. Did we know that obesity in the early 1900 's would soon be the cause of
Although high fructose corn syrup may be a contributor to obesity, it is not the main cause. H.F.C.S. may not be the culprit, overeating is one of the most crucial factors of obesity. Most Americans eat portions that are beyond healthy. Studies show that over the last twenty years, food portions in American’s restaurants have doubled or even tripled. This distorted the amount of food people think is healthy for them at home and when eating out.
Today over one-third or 36.5% of adults in America are obese (www.cdc.gov ). Obesity is one of the leading cause of death in America. Obesity does not care what you look like because it affects adults of all ages. LIkewise, children from ages 7 to 17 today are becoming more and more obese which is only going to increase that 36.5% of adults with obesity.
1.Supporting point 1: Obesity should be seen as a very serious health problem. According to international health experts, obesity contributed 2.8 million death per year worldwide. Fast food isn’t the only reason of people are getting obese, but it contributes to
As a hole there should be more restaurants that promote healthy food choices. Obesity in the United States is out of proportion and something need to be don , not necessarily at the point of government intersection but this needs to be fix some way somehow. ”public health experts say that an unhealthy diet and the lack of exercise are still the two biggest culprits. ”-Felix gusson.