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
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…
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…
The Progression of Obesity in America
July 29, 2013
In the past 30 years, obesity rates in America have skyrocketed. The Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) most current figures show that over one third of America is Obese and another third is overweight. What many fail to realize is that obesity affects society as a whole. Obesity causes many other health defects as well. With rates of obesity forecast to continue to rise, we as a unified people must do something to address this…
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…
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…
In Nanci Hellmich’s USA Today article, she says, “Obesity percentages rose from 2.8% in 1994… to 6.3% in 2010.” Her statement proves that the overweight population is dangerously growing and could raise health bills. Hellmich also mentions, “Diet alone is not recommended, the guideline says. People should do moderate physical activity, working up to doing at least 150 minutes per week. They also should get behavioral counseling.” People in America need to start disciplining their inner temptations…
It’s that time of year where we make a huge jump from our bikinis to boots. You guessed it, its time for the fall and winter season. Get ready to put away the shorts, the tank-tops and the swimwear and take out the scarves, over-sized sweaters and boots. “The best part about the fall/winter time is that you can layer up and stay warm” says Kelli Preto, the fashion teacher here at Stagg.
The styles here at Stagg are very diverse. Everyone loves to express themselves in many ways. We all have our…
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…
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…