Essay on What Is Obesity

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1. What is obesity?
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.
Obesity in America
Facts about obesity
Obesity has been called the plague of the 21st century
1/3 of US population is obese
Obesity causes many health problems
Obesity has also caused many premature deaths
2. The article about the obese man fused to the chair
a. When should friends and loved ones step in and talk to a person about their weight?
b. How do you think a person can go from being very active to active?

3. Obesity Chart in America 1990, 2000, 2010- Obesity in kids- Projected obesity
The US has the highest obesity rate in the world as of now
a. What has changed since 1990 (what is making obesity increase)
b. Why do you think the south is leading in obesity?
c. Why are kids becoming more and more obese?
i. Video games ii. A lot of single parents (both parents) working and don’t have enough time to cook so they buy fast food iii. PE missing from elementary school iv. In high school I don’t remember doing any physical activities
v. Families cant afford real meals so fast food
d. What should the govt do about this obesity problem in America?
i. Michelle has a campaign called lets move to encourage people to get active ii. Keep in mind that the govt cant really control businesses
e. Do you think the govt has the right to control people’s food intake?

4. 2012- Sodas are about to get a lot smaller in New York City as Bloomberg's soda ban was officially approved. Several businesses will not be allowed to sell sugary beverages over 16 oz soon. On Thursday,New York City's Board of Health