Eighteen percent of children in the United States are obese. This high 18% is due to the lack of exercise (couch potato kids) and poor eating habits. It makes sense that children are obese because of parents’ unhealthy lifestyle. Today, we are going to find out why parents are responsible for child obesity and how we as a parent, aunt or uncle can assist in reducing children obesity.
The 900 club is a club for people who have reached the weight of 900 pounds or more. Many americans struggle maintaining a healthy weight or are obese. These people who have reached 900 pounds have struggled with weight most of their life and at one point they stopped caring and let it spiral out of control. 60% of americans are overweight and ⅓ of americans are obese. Being overweight or obese increases the risk of health problems Obesity is the result of both biological and psychological factors.
Obesity is regarded as a health problem since it is associated with numerous co-morbidities, including type-2 diabetes, stroke, heart disease and some cancers (Department of Health, 2004). In recent years, statistics have suggested the existence of a global obesity ‘epidemic’ (WHO, 2000), posing a significant challenge to healthcare systems and governments over how to ‘cure’ and ‘manage’ the condition. Consequently, the trend toward increasing prevalence of obesity in older adults will lead to an increase in unhealthy life years and health-care costs (De Caria et al., 2012). This concept of the pathogenesis of obesity as a disease allows an easy division of disadvantage of obesity into those produced by the mass of fat and those produced by the metabolic effects of fat cells. In the former category are the social disabilities resulting from the stigma associated with obesity, sleep apnea that results in part from increased parapharyngeal fat deposits, and osteoarthritis resulting from the wear and tear on joints from carrying an increased mass of fat.
The fat composition in people varies with age and gender. Excessive body fat percentage is often associated with overweight and obesity which can impair the health of an individual. The prevalence of obesity has increased over the past years due to the eating habits of individuals. Excessive body fat is
Obese children are more likely to have high blood pressure, insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes, respiratory problems, joint problems, and experiences of social stigma. The fiscal impact of obesity is very high. It is estimated that the United States spends an estimated $147 billion dollars in 2008 on medical care costs related to obesity. 23% of this total is financed by Medicare and 19% by Medicaid. If states have interest and drive to promote healthy behavior, citizens could live longer and contribute to a productive society.
Obesity is a disease that many Americans develop over the course of their lives. What makes obesity, such a serious matter is that it is the leading cause of life-threatening diseases such as cancer, heart failure, diabetes, and even depression. To make matters worse the United States had the highest rate of obesity and are estimated that about ¾ of the American population will likely be overweight or obese by 2020, according to Wikipedia. This is just not for adults, it is also for children who reportedly make up about 17 percent of the population are overweight and 63 percent of teenage girls are predicted to become overweight by age 11 (Wikipedia). The most practical solution to ending obesity would be developing good eating habits, encourage more exercising, staying away from what is called ‘Junk Food Marketing’, and a decrease in soda intake.
The article reports that 12.6% of Americans suffer from anxiety and another 9.5% suffer from serious depression. (statistic - McAuliffe 42) C. Our eating habits, combined with our lack of exercise is purported to be the "second leading non-genetic contributor to death in the U.S." (factual example - Camenzind) 1. Nutritionist Phyllis Hall stated that we tend to eat foods that are high in fat, which produce high levels of cholesterol in our blood, which in turns leads to plaque in our arteries. (expert testimony -
Mexico is experiencing an obesity epidemic. 73% of adults and 35% of children and adolescents are overweight or obese, that is, in total 60.6 million people (52% of Mexicans) suffer from this condition. Overweight and obesity (SPyO) is the main risk factor for disability and death for Mexicans. According to data from the Global Burden of Disease, SPyO is mainly associated with diabetes and cardiovascular disease, but also with bone and muscle disorders and some types of cancer. With that being said, it is clear that obesity is a problem and it is a problem that suffers more than half of the country.
Values between 18.5 and 23 are considered normal. Research shows varying trends in weight status in different parts of the world. The majority of the studies from the developed world show a high incidence of obesity in adolescents and young adults such as 47% in USA(2) and 25% in UK. ( 3) According to recent estimates by WHO in European Union countries, prevalence of overweight and obesity among adults remains 30-70% 10-30% respectively.
The Sugar Problem One of the biggest health problems and dangers in America is sugar consumption. Many people consume sugar well beyond there suggested intake. Sugar is being consumed mostly through different beverages and causes health problems many people do not want. Instead of grabbing the sugary beverage people are always used to, they will have to cut back or find some alternatives choices for the better of their health.
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. "
It affects are death rates, many who are obese dies from chronic diseases, and while they are alive health insurances are higher, and whose paychecks are targeted? Working individuals like you and
The rise in obesity and its comorbidities among young is multifactorial in cause, including increased access to foods high in fats, added sugars and calories, larger portion sizes and a sedentary lifestyle. The diversity of these contributors to childhood obesity has made it difficult to design simple, achievable, public health solutions (Australian Health survey, 2011). Studies have been conducted to identify strategies to combat obesity among youth; yet much remains to be understood. But, the mechanisms responsible for the growing occurrence of childhood overweight or obesity are not entirely implicit, unhealthy dietary behaviours have a vital role (WHO,
Americans must put an end to this epidemic before it takes any more lives. Between the increasing rate of obese Americans, the risk it is putting our country at, and the additional health problems that can come with obesity, it is important for people to take care of themselves before it is too late. Obesity in the United States has been growing at such an alarming rate in the past few decades. This is alarming because of the severity of obesity and
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