Despite all the efforts being put into place by the media there is still a growing concern with obesity in the United States. If something is not done soon then future generations of children will grow up to become overweight and suffer from a long list of health problems as they become older. In order to fix these problems we need to change the way we think, teach our kids in the home about healthy choices, and help try and change the way our schools feed them. In order to fix the problem we need to start from within the home, we can’t expect others to help mold our children. We need to take the time to think about their future health and not just give in to a quick fix because they are begging for it. In order to change the way we think we need to start by doing some research about healthy living. A good place to start is by researching on the internet where we can find healthy food choices and recipes, healthy exercise habits that the whole family can do together, and planning out your meals for the week. Food is the first step in becoming healthy and we need to research our options for healthier food choices. For example instead of frying chicken in unhealthy grease or oils we can make a simple healthy change by baking, broiling, or grilling it. By baking and not frying the chicken you are limiting the fat intake that you consume. Another option is finding fun exercises that the whole family can take part in together. Some fun options can be biking around the neighborhood, taking a walk to the local park for a soccer game, or playing a fun game of tennis. To get healthy my wife and I decided to change how we spend the weekends; instead of sitting around at home all day we took up a fun activity. In the mornings we go bike riding to the high school down the street from us and play tennis for about an hour. Then we bike back home, and just by doing this one simple activity we can burn up to 1,000 calories alone. When planning out meals for the week you can limit the impulse urge to go and buy fast food or drive to a nearby restaurant. This alone can save you on calories, fat intake, sodium intake, and saving money you can put towards other activities. “In 2010, the average consumer spent $2,505 when eating food away from home, according to the United States Department of Labor.” [ (Good Morning America) ] So if you multiply that amount by 4 you can see that eating out in a year can cost you from $8,000 to $10,000. A good way to make it fun for everyone…
November 13, 2012
I-Search Paper: Obesity
I. What I know:
I know that obesity, in America is very common. In many cases it could be a huge
problem, for someone’s health. Many people weigh more than they should, doctor’s call them
overweight. When a person is extremely out of their weight limit, the condition is called obesity.
For instance, anyone who is about fifteen, or ten pounds heavier than, his or her…
Vikings, whose heyday extended from A.D. 800 to 1100, lived in countries we know today as Denmark, Norway, and Sweden. This period is known as the Viking Age. The Vikings were both a warrior and farming society. They were the first Europeans to land in America. Viking comes from the word Vikingr, meaning he who travels by sea. They are sometimes thought of as barbarians and also known as the Northmen or Norsemen. The Vikings earned their name, and the bad reputation that went with it, because in Old Norse…
Obesity in America
Thesis: Obesity in America is a major issue, people will have a reduced life expectancy, physical limitations, and possible social isolation when suffering obesity.
I. Reduced life expectancy
A. Cardiovascular disease
B. Higher risk of type two diabetes
C. Prone to strokes
II. Physical limitations
A. Lifting objects
C. Doing activities with your children
III. Social Isolation
A. Loneliness from friends and average people…
many reasons that North America should be one of the healthiest continents of the world. But why not? Well In North America there are lots of things to get us not making the right choice of what we eat, or do our exercise. Some of these reasons are; fast food on the go, advertisement, laziness, lack of exercise, food addiction, attitude towards their body, depression, and transportation.
One of the biggest reasons for obesity is fast food on the go. In North America we have the largest amounts…
Obesity in America
Applied Behavioral Science 200
April 1, 2013
Obesity in America
Obesity means having too much body fat. This does not mean to be overweight where there is just too much weight. Obesity simply deals with fat. Being overweight can be from a number of things such as, muscle or water weight. There are a few causes of obesity, intake of too many calories, too much alcohol, and the lack of exercise to counteract the intake.
Factors that may affect…
Obesity in America
There are many people from different countries who are not provided with the nutrition needed to stay healthy. America, however, is considered to have an abundance of food, but not necessarily nutritional when making the choices to be healthy. Because of this surplus of food, Americans tend to over eat more than their daily intake which eventually will lead to being overweight or obese and may also cause other health complications. Obesity in America is one…
imperfect, lame, and to no purpose, wherein the causes have not first been searched.” Robert Burton, The anatomy of melancholy, 1883” The way most of us think about obesity today is probably wrong. The reason for this is because most of us believe what we have been told about how and why people are or become obese. It has been stated that obesity is the primary reason many people are in danger of dying of heart disease. It has also been stated many times that most people afflicted with this anomaly have…
The obesity rate in North American countries is among the highest in the world. Obesity is not only prevalent among adults in North America, but children as well. North Americans often neglect nutrition in favor of convenience, leading to poor food choices. This, combined with a sedentary lifestyle, leaves many North Americans overweight or obese. Because of this, obesity-related illnesses rank among the leading causes of death in North America.
The obesity rate in North American countries is among…
Growth on Obesity
Our country has been having problems with obesity and has been changing many of American lives. At least 2.8 million adults die each year as a result of being overweight or obese, not counting those with type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and cancer cases that attribute to being overweight. Our nation is getting bigger and obesity day by day is getting more popular which is definitely not good for our healths. One out of three adults are overweight or obese in The United States the…
5 Assignment- Obesity in America
GEN499: General Education Capstone
Instructor: Mark Bowles
Final Paper: Obesity in America
Obesity in America is real and profoundly alarming when you look at the major impact it has on our communities. Major health concerns like diabetes, heart disease and high blood pressure cases are at an all time high. Specifically, the disparity between low-income urban inner cities in regards to obesity as compared to…