Obesity Obesity is one of the largest crisis’s that is facing our country today and Michigan has one of the highest percentages of obese people in the country. In 2011 a study was conducted and Michigan reported having obesity rates as high as 31.3% of the population. The only state with a higher percentage was Louisiana at 33.4%. The national average bumped up to 36% of Americans in 2012 which means the Michigan’s obesity rates have increased even more. Why are Michigan’s obesity rates so high, compared to other states? A big factor in the obese obesity rate is not having proper and adequate nutrition. In 2011 about 80% of Michigan residents both adult and youth did not get adequate servings of fruits and vegetables in per day. In addition 28% drank at least one pop per day. Pop is one of the most fattening things you can put into your body. One can of pop contains nearly 200 calories, and 40+ grams of sugar that gets stored as fat. Nutrition aside the other large factor in our ever growing obesity rate is lack of proper physical exercise. The MiNPAO(Michigan’s Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity Program) found in that only 47% of youth were physically active for at least 60 minutes each day, 5-7 days a week. However 30% on average would watch 3 or more hours of TV each day. While 23% would play computer or video games for at least 3 hours each day.
Today’s youth are tomorrow’s future adults. If kids are developing such bad habits right now, then
Services, obesity has dramatically increased in the US over the past twenty years (http:// www.cdc.gov). Each year over 300,000 US adults die from obesity related causes (http:// www.cdc.gov). A leading health indicator for Healthy People 2020 is overweight and obesity (http://www.healthypeople.gov/HP2020). As of 2008, 33.8% of the US health population is considered obese by a BMI of thirty or greater. 32.2% of those obese people are men and 35.5% are women (http:// www.cdc.gov). Obesity is a widespread…
more or less active than non-pregnant women?
Is it generally safe to exercise while pregnant? For ALL women? Give a few example of when it is not safe to be physically active during pregnancy.
Except when they have complications or are unhealthy (slide 8)
Significant maternal heart disease
Premature labor during current pregnancy
Poorly controlled type 1 diabetes
What are the 2008 physical activity recommendations for women during pregnancy?
150 minutes per week of moderate-intensity…
Western Governor’s University
Community and Population Focused Nursing
“Adult Obesity in Tarrant County, Texas”
Tarrant County, Texas
Tarrant County, founded in 1849, was named after Edward H. Tarrant, who drove the Native Americans from this area in hopes of preparing land for new settlers. Today, Tarrant County has a total area of 897 square miles: 863 square miles of land, 34 square miles of water. Its neighboring counties are Denton County (north), Dallas County (east), Johnson County…
Childhood obesity is a serious growing epidemic, affecting all people regardless of race ethnicity, family income, or locale. The percentage of overweight children in the United States is growing at an alarming rate. Over the past three decades, childhood obesity in America has tripled and now nearly one in three children is overweight or obese. (1). The numbers are even higher in African American and Hispanic Communities, where nearly forty percent of the children are overweight or obese.(1)…
Oct. 3, 2014
How should the U.S decrease obesity?
Nowadays, a lot of people are obese or overweight because most people eat more junk foods than healthy/nutritional foods. To prevent this problem, the U.S. should lower the prices on nutritional foods because people will eat better lead healthy lifestyle.
People should build the habit of eating nutritional foods for a healthy lifestyle, specially adults, to be a role model for the next generation, to encourage kids to eat more healthy…
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…
Week 4 Ass 1
One of the health concerns in Houston is obesity; Obesity is a significant problem in Houston and the city received a national recognition in regards to this situation when Men’s Fitness Magazine ranked it as the fattest city in the United States. In 2009, “nearly 66.8 percent of Texas adults were either overweight or obese. According to the Office of Minority Health, 78 percent of Hispanic women are obese compared to 60.3 percent for Whites. Even among U.S. children, in 2009-2010…
Obesity is an epidemic that is sweeping the nation and growing exponentially. Currently more than 500,000,000 adults worldwide are suffering from obesity. Most people look at obesity as only being caused by overeating, but there are many other factors that contribute to the spreading of obesity. One in particular is technology. Between the last 100 years and now technological advances have played a big part in the climbing obesity rates and will continue to do so in the future.
In the past, many…
Obesity is a medical condition which excess body fat has accumulated to the extent that it may have adverse effects on health, leading to reduce life expectancy or increased health problems. Severe obesity is effecting children and adolescents at an all-time high. About a third of the nations are overweight or obese. Youth who fall at the very high end of weight charts are those who suffers with morbid obesity. Childhood obesity can lead to low-self-esteem and depression. There are major consequences…
These diseases are most
commonly associated with adults; but we are now seeing these diseases appear more and more in
children. Some diseases such as type 2 diabetes are now taking over the lives of the young
people in our country. What is the cause of the spreading of diseases throughout young children
you might ask? The answer is childhood obesity; and it is taking over our nation and many other
nations each and every day. This national and international epidemic of childhood obesity can no
longer be ignored. Can we prevent childhood obesity…