Obesity North Carolina

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Preventing obesity in older adults in America. Obesity is a disorder involving excessive body that increases the risk of health problems. Obesity is known to be a big problem not only in North Carolina, but in America, that continues to grow each and everyday. According to the WHO (World Health Organization), "A person is obese when their body mass is 30 percent of greater"(pp.2). When a person is overweight or obese, it means the person has taking in more calories than he/she needs. "in North Carolina, obesity is known to be an epidemic, which about 60 percent of North Carolinians are obese",. States Avery Sarah, the author of "obesity called an Epidemic Health issues in North Carolina". In North Carolina obesity is an epidemic, an issue…show more content…
Studying, reading and researching about obesity in not only North Carolina but in America, many do not realize that obesity is a deadly disease. Th good news is obesity can be prevented y changing diets, increasing physical activities and environment changes. Obesity can sometimes come from medical problems that can reduce a persons daily activities. As a person stops exercising they could gain weight; However, if a media, condition is an issue in a persons daily living, they could speak to their primary care doctor. A primary care physician is a doctor who provides both the first contact for a person with an undiagnosed health issues based on medical conditions. Obesity is a preventable medical condition, as a matter of fact, adults who are trying to avoid obesity can participate in a physical activity that involves movement for about 15-30 minutes a day that is all it takes. Physical activities is not only good for adults but for children as well. This essay is to inform adults about their health, the cause of obesity and how it can be prevented. According to, The Burden of Obesity in North Carolina", "no physical activity and unhealthy eating combined are the second leading preventable cause of death",(p.6). In order to avoid stroke, cancer, diabetes and obesity,none has to be physically active and change their eating habits, if they are eating unhealthy. Not to say they cannot eat what they want to be, but eat it in moderation and watch the caloric intake. The health is very important and living a clean and healthy life can help a person live
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