25 May 2018
Obesity in America
Obesity is a when the body has an excess amount of fat and it can either be genetic or can be caused by something that has to with environment and it can become very stressful and difficult to deal with Obesity is referred to as Body Mass Index (BMI) of anywhere from 30 and higher. The term BMI is a tool that is used to measure obesity. Obesity is very serious and can become very critical down the line and you may catch some critical diseases like diabetes, high blood pressure, and something called sleep apnea which is when you start to breathe rapidly and suddenly stops. You may get sleep apnea if you often snore very loudly or if you feel exhausted after a night’s …show more content…
In the United States alone the rates of obesity occur more in adults than in children. Among adults, it’s one in every three and for children, it’s one in every six. Children ages two to nineteen are more at risk for becoming obese. For example, in Louisiana the rates for adults are a high 37.7% and a low range in Colorado of 22.3%. Within children the rates are a little lower, like in Mississippi it’s 21.7% and the lowest rate of child obesity is 9.9% for Oregon. Across all 50 states more than 20 of them have counties with obesity in adults of 40% and more. 40.4% of women are affected by obesity and it tends to be more common with women than with men. While, 35% of men suffer from …show more content…
It can help you to lose and gain muscle while losing weight. Muscle tissue has a much higher metabolic rate meaning you lose more and burn more calories faster, while as if you eating healthy food that is in your meal plan. Exercise can help to lose weight faster and it help with lowering blood pressure, diabetes, and can help to improve with your overall emotions how you consume food and potentially lower cholesterol if it is bad. Something that can also help is walking. It should ultimately start off slow so the person can gradually increase the amount of exercise they do. They can start with 30 minutes a day to 30 minutes a few days out of the week. Walking can increase your chances of walking walk longer. You should talk to your doctor before starting your exercise program. I could gather up people that have issues with their weight or that might enjoy walking and we can start a walking program. We would start off slow by walking at a slow pace of 15-30 minutes like down the street and walk back, we would do this everyday or every other day. It can become very beneficial to certain people and they might enjoy walking going forward. It can be very helpful to swing your arms while walk to help stretch out your muscles more. While doing the walking program they will be on a dietary plan where they have to eat whole grains like brown rice, whole wheat instead of wheat of white and try to eat foods that are
Each year, there are about 112,000 deaths from obesity that are preventable. In the past few decades, the number of cases of obesity has been on the rise in the United States. It has tripled among children and doubled among adults. In 1990, Connecticut’s obesity rate was at 10.4 percent. Then, in 2000, it was at 16.0 percent and currently it’s at 26.0 percent.
The Obesity rate has been increasing as the years been passing on almost “one in three children in America are now overweight or obese” (Dirksen 1). Many children are growing up to be obese and are damaging the parent figure as they will most likely share with their kids their disgusting
A study conducted by the CDC, in 2013, with a sample size group of 1,470 found that 17.8% of Arkansas adolescents were obese. The study also concluded that 15.9% of the 1,470 children were overweight. Overweight and obesity in adolescents can be attributed to many different factor (“Data, Trends, and Maps”). These
Children 8 to 18 spend 44.5 hours on average weekly watching television and using electronics (Fredericks 11). People wonder why obesity has affected so many americans and this is just the start of the problems. Some of the many contributions to obesity are poverty, gender, genetics, physical activity and diet. About 13 % of children and 61 % of adults are overweight, and with obesity causing 300,000 deaths annually those numbers sound even larger(Nakaya 33). Obesity is an easy problem to fix because of all the research that has been done and all the resources there are.
Research has it that nearly two-thirds of Americans are overweight or rather obese. As campaign to sensitize the masses against habits that might otherwise lead to rise in victims affected by obese conditions is being aired by medics, the media and the rational public, it is evident that there is elevated prevalence of obesity in the United States which has since doubled the initial number of the previous decades. It is a matter of urgency and it calls for stringent measures to curb this condition. Before totally embarking on the topic of what causes obesity and ways of dealing with it, it is pertinent to understand the meaning of being overweight. Medics have the capacity of classifying people based on their weights and different classifications
Obesity in the U.S. Obesity plagues about 35% of adults and 17% of children in the United States. Poor diet and lack of exercise contribute mostly to this problem. Due to your “on the go” lifestyle and the convenience of fast food you are like a lot of the population. Here are some easy ideas that may help you change all of that. o Stay away from that favorite burger joint.
Today, over two-thirds of the United States population is overweight and one-third of that obese. Roughly thirty-two percent of the overweight or obese individuals are children. This is more than double the rate of obesity in the 1970s. As a result, a larger portion of tax money goes into treating obesity related diseases. “A recent study by Cornell University, for example, indicated that the annual cost of treating obesity is now $168 billion.
That’s “sobering” said lead author, Zachary Ward. But are doctors doing enough to help treat the obesity epidemic? An epidemic that not only increases the risk of heart disease and diabetes, but one that can shorten life expectancy by eight years?
That there is an obesity epidemic in America and the western world in general is not in doubt, but there is neither single nor simple answer as to why. It is obvious that in the US, as elsewhere, many things contribute to those ever-expanding waistlines of the population. It can all be broken down into elements such as genetics, environment nature and nurture, the environmental aspect being simply that the majority of folks these days get far less exercise than they did after say, WWII. The average working man used to have a job dominated by physical activity, but such work has largely been replaced with much more sedentary employment, meaning that lack of exercise combined with normal eating easily translates to excess weight as time goes by.
To assist in visualization, a woman who is 64 inches and 170lbs is obese, a woman who is 66 inches and 186lbs is obese, and a woman who is 69 inches and 203lbs is obese (nhlbi). More than one third of Americans are obese (cdc phone) and more than one half of pregnant women are overweight or obese before becoming pregnant (Acog). Because being obese puts one at a considerably higher risk for many health issues, it requires that person to seek more health care and use more health resources than that of someone who is a healthy weight. The CDC says that
The issue is childhood obesity, and it is only accelerating as a percentage of children in both America and all western nations of the world. Childhood Obesity is an issue relevant to all who consider themselves part of American society and it has profound adverse effects economically, physically for those afflicted with the issue, and mentally for those who live an obese childhood or within the family unit of a household with at least one obese child. The scope of the issue is massive and the impact of the consequences dire in many accounts. There is hope to reverse course and change the way of American-western living, and it starts with understanding the size and
A plague is devastating America and has run rampant for several years. Modern health care has been struggling against this plague that strikes across all social, racial, political and geographic boundaries. A plague that the American public is well aware of and one that is still pervasive and life threatening. A plague that strikes everyone, but that starts with our children. This is the plague of obesity and its effect on the American people and the health-care community is frightening.
“Virtually anyone, regardless of age or physical condition, can benefit from exercise (McArdle, 14).” Although bone and muscle deteriorate over time, exercise can help slow it down and even make them stronger. Many health problems that happen with age can be prevented by physical exercise. Americans typically gain weight throughout their mid-age years. Since the muscle can deteriorate, the weight that is gained back is typically fat.
B. Regular walking can reduce our risk for heart disease. 1. A 1994 article in Prevention reported that walking can curtail our risk for heart disease. (factual example - Ullman 9) 2. Walking enhances an enzyme that removes triglycerides (blood fats) from our bloodstream.