Throughout history many humans have been affected by obesity. Obesity is defined as an excessively high amount of body fat in relation to lean body mass. Obesity affects everyone in the world, but mainly in America. People in the United States tend to be more overweight than anyone else throughout the world. According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention more than one third of Americans are obese.
The obesity rate in the United States is a staggering 33 percent of the country being obese. According to NationMaster, that is up from 30 percent in 2005. With the increase in technology and convenient unhealthy foods, the percentage is only expected to rise in the future. There are many factors that contribute to obesity. Some are uncontrollable, like genetics, and some are, such as choosing to eat the cupcake instead of the fiber bar.
Obesity can cause all types of health problems such as diabetes, arthritis, heart disease, high blood pressure, strokes, and certain kinds of cancer. Obesity has been on the increase over the last past ten that the years. “ In fact, data from the CDC indicate that the U.S. obesity average was 12% in 1990 and had grown to 23% by 2005.” (Menifield, Doty, Fletcher, 2008 p.1) Obesity cost America so much money and it is one of the most nastiest problems beside drugs. There was a poll done about 2 months ago of CBS that stated that a large percentage of people say that they eat out at least 5 days of the week and sometimes all 7 days at a fast food restaurants or they eat prepackaged foods. This means that they have little time to work out to burn off the fatty foods that they consume on a daily basis.
Americans are getting fatter. With fast food, television, and cars, people are eating more and exercising less. There is no doubt that obesity in the United States has become a problem, more and more people are becoming overweight and it is starting to become an epidemic. Not only is this a physical risk for many, but it is also a health risk and a psychological risk. With Americans on the rise (getting fatter), will this generation of people really live longer than other generations?
Not only are we doing this to ourselves, now we are doing this to our children. (1 in 3 American children is obese). 30.6 percent obesity in America. This number is sobering when comparing it to other countries. What is more alarming, is that if people don’t start paying more attention to what they are eating this number is only going to grow.
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As of now, there is no curable medication or proven effective medication for Alzheimer's but exercise may increase brain health. The article also states the many benefits of exercise and why this may result in a decrease to the disease. Exercise has been proven to reduce cholesterol, depression, blood pressure and diabetes and these are all risk factors for dementia. The article also shows the different kinds of studies and when done on animals it shows exercise can increase memory health. The study was also done on humans and its not 100 percent accurate yet, but scientist are almost certain it helps in some
(Effects of Low Family Income) Foods such as fresh fruits and vegetables do run high in the store, and it is much cheaper to buy canned fruit and vegetables, but these processed canned foods add more sugar and salt to the diet than the fresh do. Processed foods have many additives that make the fat intake much higher, leading to weight
Child Obesity in America Child obesity is a growing problem in American societies these days. Children are getting bigger and bigger and the major cause to this problem is growing number of fast food restaurants, unhealthy diet, not enough nutrition in the body and lack of exercise. Moreover, there are plenty of statistics that prove that child obesity in America is at epidemic levels. Research has proven that in the last 30 years, the number of children who are overweight has tripled to 15%. Another research shows that one third of nation’s children are obese.