“Supersized America” People have always worried about 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. Having fast foods open all day and night has affected us in many ways. In the article, “Why Do People Become Overweight”, they state how having these fast foods has affected us, “…food is available 24/7 in most countries, an efficient metabolism that once ensured our survival now works to our disadvantage” (P1). Given this option we have the tendency for buying unhealthy food, reasoning that we are in a hurry to eat and feed our stomach. Food stamps have also been a culprit of obesity. With food stamps we are given the choice to buy any type of food we want even the unhealthy type. Yet, food stamps are a very big help to many humans that have a low income, it has also contributed too many peoples’ obesity. “Jay Zagorsky, a scientist at Ohio State University, has calculated that, controlling for socioeconomic status, women who received food stamps were more likely to be overweight than non-recipients. They gained weight faster while receiving assistance than when not” (P5). In the previous quote from the article, “Food Stamp Programs Cause Obesity”, it confronts how many women that have been helped economically have also been becoming over weight. Not having anyone tell us what we should eat has increased the number of people becoming obese. Family habits have a big role in obesity due to the fact that they are being carried from family to family through out their generations. Genetics play a big role in obesity in our generation. “Some people have a genetic tendency to gain weight more easily than others because they burn calories more slowly” (P1). With this quote from, “Why Do people Become Overweight”, they imply that obesity is genetic and it’s something we can’t change easily. People also carry health problem from other generations that we can’t avoid. In paragraph two from the article, “Health Problems of Being Overweight”, also states how health problems have a big role with obesity, “the health problems that affect overweight teens include: Asthma. Obesity is associated with breathing problems that can make it harder to keep up with friends, play sports, or just walk from call to class.” Our parents have a big role in our obese bodies. In the article, “Defining overweight” concludes that kids from a certain age are obese. “One third of all kids between the ages of 2 and 19 are overweight or obese” (P4), this quote concludes how kids from this age range are most likely to be obese, these are the ones’ that are still living with their parents. Generations “carry family habits” that have a big role to obesity. Obesity is not an epidemic in this world it’s just an idea we carry. People use charts that aren’t accurate and from these charts; someone may say that he or she is over weight and maybe even obese because they don’t fall into a certain range. In the article, “Why Do People Become Overweight”, the writer states that doctors use a measurement to determine if someone is overweight. “Doctors and other health care professionals often use a measurement called body mass index to determine if someone is overweight” (P5). This method they use is very inaccurate because they don’t eliminate other facts like muscle weight the person may have on them. There is no evidence that obesity is an epidemic. Many teens are still growing and their weight is changing during this time. As the article talks about in paragraph four “figuring out if a teen is…
Effects of Obesity
Obesity is defined as an abnormally high and unhealthy proportion of body fat in the body; this is detected and measured with a formula based on weight and height known as the body mass index (BMI). Obesity one of the most common health problems in the United States. According to results from the 1999–2000 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) show that an estimated 64% of U.S. adults suffer from obesity (Stern and Kazaks 198). Obesity has different types…
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 physically, mentally, as well as emotionally. People dealing with obesity have to face with humiliation, depression, and sometimes even discrimination. Who is there to blame for this issue? It isn’t likely to find kids exercising like children…
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…
19 November 2012
Obesity in the United States
According to Morgan Spurlock from the movie Super-Size Me, he says that “America has become the fattest nation in the world.” Obesity has become a major issue in the United States. When you hear the term Obesity, it means having too much body fat (A.D.A.M editorial ,2000). Obesity is not the same as being overweight. A person can be over-weight from extra muscle, bone or water (A.D.A.M editorial, 2000).
There are many causes as to why a person…
In America 1 in every 3 adult is obese and 1 in every 6 kids are obese. Obesity also is a major leading cause for death, victims can experience heart attacks, receive diseases, and diabetes. Obesity is a very big problem for us americans. The soda ban of over 30 ounces should be encouraged to prevent a rise in obesity rates. also daily exercise should be practiced to prevent you from being a victim of obesity. If you yourself do not do anything to prevent yourself from being obese then no one can…
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.…
Obesity Has A Cure
Obesity, a medical condition where excess body fat has been stored to the extent that it may have a detrimental effect on one’s health. Today in North America there has been a dramatic increase in unhealthy weight in children, little do we know that it is more so the government, parents and schools that are at fault. We need to teach children about food and making healthy choices, they are the source we need to get across to in order to fight obesity for the future generations…
This course project is being submitted on May 13, 2012 for Dr. Nicole Runyon B271/COM1007 Section 08 Professional Communication.
According to the American Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, obesity affects 17% of all children and adolescents in the United States which is three times the rate from one generation ago (Childhood Overwieght and Obesity, 2012). This issue causes many problems with the health of American…
costs and write a report that details how much obesity increases costs.
Obesity is a common problem that has occurred in today’s society. It can even occur in adults and children. It is a very serious health issue where people are past classified as overweight. It has to do with excessive body fat that a person has gained to where it is now a health issue. It can lead to reduced life if not sought professional medical help. Some people with obesity have surgery that removes the excess weight so that…