Obesity In America Essay

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Nearly 70% of American Adults are either overweight or obese. Obesity is a very serious problem and in some cases can lead to death. There are many reasons that people become Obese and there are also many ways to fix being obese. So how has obesity increased and how do I make sure I do not stay or become obese. I’m glad you asked. Obesity rates in the U.S. have been increased by technological advancements and the increase in calories consumed which will result in a lazy country with higher death rates.
Obesity in the U.S has increased due to many factors. Before we get into what caused obesity I will talk about obesity rates. Obesity rates in the U.S. in 2010 for adults showed that 36 percent of american adults were obese. Among childs and teenagers between 6 and 19, 18 percent were considered obese due to their BMI. BMI or body mass index is a number that is generated by dividing one’s weight in kilograms by the square of one’s height in meters. However when BMI or Body Mass Index is calculated it does not take in the factor of muscles which are much heavier than fat. So although the way BMI is calculated is faulty these rates are very severe. The increase in obesity is mostly due to increased calorie consumption. When a certain person eats more calories than he or she can burn …show more content…

If we do not do something about it there will be an increased amount of deaths due to it. This cause should be treated with high regard and try to help other people that suffer from obesity before it is to late. Inform them on not only how to lose weight but also tell people who are not yet obese how to maintain a healthy lifestyle and do not become at risk to the symptoms that may lead to death or the reduction of their remaining years alive. Also make sure to keep an eye out for yourself. When you can try to home cook meals, exercise daily, and watch the amount of calories you consume so you do not end up

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