Obesity is an eating disorder characterised by overeating in people who consume huge amounts of food who feel without the ability to control it or stop. These peoples will usually eat even if they arent hungry however they usually state that they rarely feel full. If people take in more energy from food than they use up then the excess is stored as fat and when taken to extremes people can put on so much weight that they become obese. Many people struggle with obesity now a days more than before due to an overall change of lifestyle that we have. However it is also possible that genetic susceptibility may act in the development of obesity or the cause of it from hormone disorders or use of certain medications which affect the metabolism. Another major cause of obesity is actually social and or emotional stress leading to comfort eating this usually entails a high intake of fatty foods and refined foods containing a lot of added sugar. People suffering with obesity usually develop a lack of self confidence and loss the ability to be in charge of themselves by controlling their food intake. However it is more likely to happen then for it to be noticed in a life-threatening way, even though overweight people are much more likely than thinner to have consequential health problems such as heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, fertility problems and early on arthritis. In addition to this obesity can reduce your life expectancy by up to nine years, the weight puts a lot of extra strain on the joints and limbs which make any activity very difficult and sometimes the pain created can be so much that it prevents them from movement. The physical symptoms of this condition are fairly apparent and become more obvious as the weight increases making symptoms more severe over the length of the time period. Physical changes outside the body are noticed first, a few of these may include an enlargement of the size of waistband, stomach and legs but also the slight change in shape of the face due to the extra weight. The over indulgence of food means that the body has to then develop a way of fight against itself to get rid of the extra energy that is not being used up, however due to the person feeling self conscious and reliant on food they get into a routine of not attempting to do any activity that may out themselves in front of others where their weight is on display. This leads to further physical problems as their mobility decreases dramatically and problems with breathing increase causing poor circulation. Obesity also increases the risk of developing therosclerosis because it increases the blood cholesterol, fats and pressure damaging the lining of blood vessels and contributing to plaque formation. These will then eventually result in the increased possibility of cancer and definitely an early…
at cheap prices but at a high expense, their foods are causing our children to gain weight. Today’s generation with electronics and social networking, exercise activity is decreasing. Fast food restaurants can be found anywhere in a heavily populated area like the San Francisco Bay Area, and with children, who don’t have much money, sometimes are limited to resort to fast food or other unhealthy meals. Obesity refers to the condition of having excessive body fat. Obesity presents a huge problem both…
NORMAL NUTRITION: FNUTR 1551
ASSIGNMENT: DIET ASSESSMENT and ANALYSIS (25 PTS)
1. Assignment must be completed by the due date. Please check your course syllabus for the due date
2. No late assignments will be accepted.
3. This assignment will entail use of a free, web-based diet analysis program available from MyPlate.gov. Before starting your assignment, it is important that you read all of the directions below, in their entirety, before beginning the assignment…
Obesity In America |
CEDRIC HATHAWAY |
Obesity is the excess proportion of total body fat. A person is considered obese when his or her body weight is 20% or more above the normal body weight. The CDC says that childhood obesity has more than tripled in the last thirty years. Some people think that they are not obese or just that they are unaware of the fact that they are obese. I also chose to write about obesity because once upon a time obesity was a factor…
Chapter 1 Outline
I. What Is Nutrition?
A. Nutrition is the science that studies food and how food nourishes our bodies and influences
II. Why Is Nutrition Important?
A. Nutrition is one of several factors contributing to wellness.
1. Wellness is a multidimensional, lifelong process that includes physical, emotional, and
B. A healthful diet can prevent some diseases and reduce your risk for others.
1. Nutrient deficiencies can cause serious illnesses.
Obesity: an Environmental Epidemic/Disease
Obesity: an Environmental Epidemic/Disease
Lack of control and others are the many factors that have led to obesity in America. Swine flu, small pox and yellow fever were a couple of epidemics that struck America. Obesity has now been associated with that category. Diseases that wiped out mass populations, a condition related to grossly being fat or plumpness is now a new terror for the United States.…
Childhood Obesity in the United Stat
December 03, 2011
There is an alarming rise in childhood obesity throughout the United States, making an epidemic in our country. Over the past thirty years obesity has continued to increase and become a threat to the health of many children. Since the 1970s, obesity has doubled in children from the ages of 2-5, and young adults between the ages of 12 and 19. The most significant increase is seen in children between the ages of 6-11.…
Nutrition contribute to health
Improve health status
Achieve and maintain weight
Maintain energy and vitality
-absence of disease
-physical, emotional and spiritual health
Prevents chronic disease
-a disease characterized by a gradual onset and long duration
4 primary goals
- help people attain higher quality and longer lives, via prevention of disease, disability, injury, and premature death
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…
their figure and what others may think about them. Even though many don’t realize that it may be a genetic thing or a personal problem that the person might be going through. Obesity is caused by what people choose to eat, family habits, and the environment they live in have a lot to do with obesity around the world. However, obesity is not an epidemic!
Having a choice in what we eat and don’t eat has been a problem to humans through out history. Our world offers us a low price on unhealthy foods…