Obesity Persuasive Speech

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Ask anyone and they will say that we have done a lot of damage to the Earth, but what have we done to ourselves. Today’s society is full of overweight or obese people and it’s killing us at a fast pace. Someone is considered overweight if they have a BMI (Body Mass Index) between 25 and 29 and obese if there BMI is 30 or higher (World Health Organization, n.d.). That being said at least 2.8 million people die each year because they are overweight or obese (World Health Organization, n.d.). To change the world we need to combat obesity!
Being that obesity is the 5th leading cause of deaths worldwide it has become a major issue (EASO, n.d.). Obesity is no longer just in the high income countries we associate it with, it’s now prevalent in middle and low income countries as well. This is cause for concern because now 65% of the world’s population lives in a country where more people die from being overweight or obese instead of being underweight. Death is an extreme when it comes to obesity, but still likely, and it’s mostly seen in the elderly. It can cause certain cancers, heart problems and diabetes (World Health Organization, n.d.). The thing to know is that obesity is ranked second only to smoking as a preventable cause of death (Flegal, Williamson, Pamuk, & …show more content…

Just four simple words can have so much meaning. The Week of Running is an online program where the world can sign up and set up a goal for a particular week. The goal is to see how much running someone will do that week. Once the goal is set the runner then pledges money online as an incentive to reach their goals. The amount of running a person does is tracked on a device similar to a Fitbit and if their goal isn’t reached then the money that was pledged goes to the Obesity Action Coalition which is a charity that helps in the fight against obesity. So compete against friends, do it alone, make it fun whatever you do remember you’re changing the

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