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…
Chelsea D. Kimble
PED212: Foundation of Movement & Motor Activities (BDF1244A)
Instructor: Matthew Donovan
Obesity is the state of being well above one's normal weight (a BMI of 30 or more). Obesity is caused from lack of energy balance caused by the excess weight the body carries. Excess eating also plays a contributing role in Obesity, as there are many who use food to feed their depression, anger and anxiety. In the…
It seems that not a week goes by without a report from somewhere around the world stating that obesity is becoming a bigger epidemic. Obesity claims nearly 300,000 lives per year, health officials say. In fact more than one-third of U.S. adults (35.7%) are obese. And today, about one in three American kids and teens are overweight or obese; nearly triple the rate in 1963. An estimated $117 billion in direct (preventive, diagnostic, and treatment services related to weight)…
Adult obesity and Health influences
By Seulgi (Sherlie) Kim
For Nela Maluckov
11th August 2014
Obesity in North America
Thesis Statement: An adult obesity results in negative effect of people's health.
"Obesity is a condition characterized by excessive bodily fat" from Merriam's Collegiate Dictionary.
B. Changes of aspects in obesity
1. In ancient china, obese women was symbol of beauty. (Bary, 2011)
2. Fat recognized as beauty, wealth…
obese. While some causes of obesity can be linked to serious medical conditions and medicines, a vast majority of individuals simply have a lack of education on physical fitness, a sedentary lifestyle, and extremely nutrient deficient diets. This is a very serious issue in the United Sates and it causes more problems than most people are even aware of.
Our extreme lack of education on physical fitness is largely to blame for childhood obesity cases as well as adult obesity cases. This also includes…
Exercise can lead to many results for the humans. The basic definition of exercise, in my opinion, is the training of the body to improve its health, the body’s function, and enhance its fitness. The effect of the exercise burns fat and builds muscles, can control weight, boosts up the stamina, fights with diseases and health condition, and eases stress and anxiety. Students are busy preparing for competitive examinations. They are not paying attention to their health. They believe…
the highest obesity rate. With 30.3% of obese citizens in the U.S. we beat Mexico and the United Kingdom and we’re still getting fatter by the day. Out of our 50 states, 33 states have an obesity rate equal or greater than 25% (CDC). Due to the modern conveniences like fast food, the obesity rates in the US are increasing tremendously. Mean while, nothing in the government is being done to stop these upsetting rates. Taking a close look into our increasing obesity rates we see that obesity is causing…
When does eating unhealthy and not exercising become a problem? Does it become a problem when it is affecting the lives of many people around the U.S and more and more people are becoming obese? This complex issue of being obese has become a worldwide problem that is affecting more and more Americans at an alarming rate. Obesity needs to be addressed; the awareness of this disease needs to be known because it is a major health issue. Unhealthy dietary choices are being made every day, and…
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 in America
Obesity is an excess proportion of total body fat. A person is considered obese when his or her weight is 20% or more above normal weight. The most common measure of obesity is the body mass index or BMI. A person is considered overweight if his or her BMI is between 25 and 29.9; a person is considered obese if his or her BMI is over 30. "Morbid obesity" means that a person is either 50%-100% over normal weight, more than 100 pounds over normal weight, has a BMI of 40 or higher…
Government or Personal Responsibility?
As of 2012, there are 33,000 McDonald’s restaurants in the world (How many are there). Because of evidence that obesity is a serious health problem facing children today, school officials and food manufactures want to provide children more nutritious food. Obesity has become a global epidemic. Some states have tax on soda and some are considering this. Unless obesity is shown as a matter of personal responsibility, we should not blame fast-food restaurants…