Obesity is defined as abnormal or excessive fat accumulation, which can be distinguished by a body mass index of 30 or above using a simple measurement of weight to height ratio (WHO 2006a). According to Sassi, the country of the U.S., Canada and Ireland are still raising obesity rate but slowing pace. However, childhood obesity rates are slowing in the U.S., as well as in England, France and Korea (2013). Obesity increases the risk of many health conditions, including coronary heart disease, stroke, and high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, cancers, high total cholesterol or high levels of triglycerides, liver and gallbladder disease, sleep apnea and respiratory problems, osteoarthritis, reproductive health complications, and mental health conditions (CDC, 2011). The health prevention strategies address the five target areas identified by CDC for preventing and reducing obesity, which are to increase consumption of fruits and vegetables, increase physical activity, increase breastfeeding initiation, duration, and exclusivity, decrease consumption of sugar drinks, decrease consumption of high-energy-dense foods, which are high in calories (CDC, 2011). There is a belief that low income households had the highest prevalence of obesity, suffering additional social stigma. They tend to consume more fast food due to it convenience, cheap, and time consuming. When dealing with Hispanic population, they see fat as a sign of healthy. I remember one of my Hispanic friend told me that is why Asian so skinny after she saw my lunch portion. However, my BMI is about 20 when it calculates from my height and weight. With the developing technology, business, entertainment and some daily activities can be deal with online such as, shopping, banking, trading, and playing game. It is almost everything people can get it from online instead of going to the store. This is why
Disorder patient is one of the complex to accomplish. They have an increased risk for cardiovascular disease, obesity and diabetes. This is not only due to their manic and depressive behaviors but the pharmacological treatment they receive. Studies have shown that they receive less screening and treatment for these conditions (2). There seems to be a gap between the mental and physical health care that leads to these comorbidities which can result to premature death for Bipolar patients. Importance…
Should We Tax Obesity?
Obesity is a growing epidemic in America which is a medical condition in which excess body fat has built up to the extent that it may have an adverse effect on health leading to decreased life expectancy due to disease’s like diabetes, heart disease, asthma, and several different types of cancer. Obesity can be instilled in the people a number of ways but it primarily comes down to a person diet, lifestyle, and genetics. This makes obesity close to impossible to eradicate…
Childhood Obesity: Role of Parents
A. Literature Review
1. Parent’s Responsibilities:
Parents are decision makers for their children’s nutrition and activity. Parents make eating choices, keep an eye on their sedentary behaviors, and connect children in physical and social activities. Parents are responsible for the behavior and health of their children. They have a strong influence over children’s habits, behaviors, physical activity and essentially over what they eat mainly in early age…
Many humans in America have been diagnosed with obesity over the last past decade. The humans that are diagnosed are overweight and have serious health issues. Obesity has become the world’s largest health issue. Most humans who are victims of obesity often are at risk of a non-healthy lifestyle. Obesity also is on the rise in children. Individuals who have problems with obesity struggle to live a normal and healthy lifestyle. Uncontrolled obesity in people of all ages…
This paper is our proposed plan for teaching those of all ages about obesity; its detrimental effects on the body, short and long term, and how to avoid associated problems, using a healthy varied eating plan and incorporating a daily exercise schedule. The health risks of obesity are the same for all people and the interventions for weight loss are also the same. These interventions are basic, eat healthy and be active. But educating communities and enabling them to make these changes…
Childhood Obesity: A Growing Issue
Unit 9 Project
Raising a family today is no easy feat. Working full time, attending sporting events, grocery shopping and cleaning house can be over whelming. This coupled with trying to make healthy meals and making sure kids get enough exercise, becomes even more difficult. Supermarkets and groceries stores line their shelves with unhealthy food options and price them lower. This creates an easy…
become number one in obesity, a category that no one wants to be at the top at.
When one looks back on history they are able to understand how changes came to be, and how the ideas of society have changed. Man has always struggled for survival, and throughout history food shortage and malnutrition can be seen as some of our downfalls. Many countries struggled to overcome these obstacles and thrive as a society. If one was to go back a hundred years or so, they would find that obesity was not always…
Health care economics studies such issues as demand for medical care, pharmaceutical prices, competition among health care providers and insurers, and financing of health care services. Castor Collins has put together a plan which will help solve many issues facing the organization. The plan is built to maximize profit for the company and minimize the risk of poor choices provided to individuals who will cause the organization to fall.
Castro Collins Health Plan
types of mass: fat-free mass -- which is comprised of all of the body’s non-fat tissues -- and body fat. Fat-free mass includes bone, water, muscle, and tissues. Body fat is literally fat located within the body. Some fat is necessary for overall health; it helps protect internal organs, provides energy and regulates hormones that perform various functions in body regulation. However, when someone is overweight or obese, they have an excessive accumulation of body fat.
Body fat includes essential…
Running head: COMMUNITY HEALTH AND POPULATION TASK 1
Community Health and Population Task 1
Western Governors University
Community Health and Population Task 1
Green County is 678 square miles of land located in the southwestern region of Missouri. This county has many recreational opportunities and serves the community well by offering a zoo, many parks and museums, and large natural bodies of water (The Park, n.d.). Greene County has several educational opportunities with…