According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “one-third of U.S. adults (35.7%) and approximately 17% (or 12.5 million) of children and adolescents aged 2—19 years are obese.” Life could not get easier for the human race with remote controls, cellphones, and fast food only a call away. We wonder why the population is growing, to the sides. We are living in a world where social media is everything. You get home from a long day of work, turn on the television and commercial after commercial we see fast food, candy, junk food and alcoholic beverages. When we drive we see food billboards, we see food ads on our electronic devices. We are surrounded by ads of food and everything seems too come to easy. People to walk to work anymore, families eat out and dine in less often and no one seems to have time to be physically activities.
We are surrounded by a busy world, with work, kids, or school most of us fail to see the importance of living a healthy lifestyle. Social media tries to imply that thinness is beauty, that one must be beautiful. We get so caught up in trying the quickest fad diet and the latest Dr. Oz product that we do not concentrate on what is truly good for our bodies.
For fifteen seasons the show, The Biggest Loser, has been aired on NBC to try and promote healthy lifestyles. The show debuted on NBC October 19, 2004 with TV ratings of 10.3 million. The Biggest Loser is committed to fighting this epidemic of overweight America. This show had online sources of support; the show features ideas on losing weight and most of all staying healthy. The Biggest Loser is a source of inspiration to live a healthy lifestyle, featured are overweight and obese contestants who change their lifestyles and work hard to lose weight.