(www.thefreedictionary.com) Body: I. New American Epidemic A) Fifty eight million Americans living in the United States are obese, and eight out of ten people who are over twenty-five are overweight. B) This is the fastest growing health concern. 1. obesity condition is not limited to only adults. 2.
Thesis Statement: Obesity in America has reached epidemic proportions, although diet and exercise is important in weight management it is not the only cause to obesity. 1. What is Obesity A. Obesity is a health condition where a person has an abnormal amount of body fat compared to their height 1. Probability of becoming obese, a person with a body mass index of over 30 is classified as obese 2. Nutrition and eating habits a.
The biggest risk for Castor Collins in insuring the employees of Constructit would probably come from self induced health problems related to smoking and obesity. Obesity is considered a risk factor for the employees of Constructit because nearly 40% of them are classified as obese. This mean that Castor Collins would be paying for diagnosis and treatments for illnesses such as hypertension, diabetes, or heart
However, with the $5.3 billion of medical costs with an estimated 25 percent due to overweight/obesity, physical inactivity,cigarettes, and alcohol. On the average, of employee health care costs fell by $3.27 for every $1.00 spent on employee wellness
Althought many may thick that this scheledule is very stressful, many anesthesiologist feel that following this scheledule is despite that some work only a couple days a week and gaining around $252,669 up to $421,565 a year. Many anesthesiologist work along side other professials. If a anesthesiologist works in a surgeon's office, he/she might work with the surgeon himself and his assidents who would inform the anesthesiologist how long the surgery will take and other factors. Futhermore, anesthesiologists face many situtation in the
This is a plan where policy holders can pay for current medical expenses and save for future medical expenses at the same time. You own and control the money in your Health Savings Plan. You decide how to spend the money without a health insurance company telling you what to do. You also decide what type of investments to make with the
The direct costs are associated with four main medical conditions such as cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, osteoarthritis and some specific forms of cancer. In 2008/2009, the direct health costs associated with obesity-related medical conditions were determined to be $1.3 billion. The direct costs of obesity are identified as medical costs and treating the obesity-related conditions are borne by governments, private health insurers and individuals. The indirect costs are associated with the productivity losses that occur due to obesity. This is measured in terms of the impact of being absent (absenteeism) from work or being less productive at work that a healthy person (presenteeism), and loss of productivity due to premature mortality caused by obesity.
Body mass index (BMI) is a measure of height vs. weight; a BMI of 25 kg/m2 and 30kg/m2 defines an individual as overweight or obese respectively. Obesity gradually develops through an over consumption of unhealthy food and lack of physical activity. 63.4% of Australian adults are overweight, with 28.3% of the population also being obese (ABS, 2012). Australia is ranked as one of the ‘fattest’ countries in the developed world; preceded by only the United States with 33.8% of their population obese (OECD, 2012). Figure 1.
Obesity prevalence was highest in blacks 33.35% and Hispanics 28.8% and lowest in Asians 9.0%. Obesity prevalence was associated with lower education level, lower income, and unemployment status” (JCH, 2014). Other factors that play a role in obesity are behavior, environment, and genetic, makes it a complex health issue to address. The goal for this Health promotion paper is to raise nurse’s awareness on the challenge of obesity in older adults. One healthy people 2020
According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention more than one third of Americans are obese. Many people may ask why it matters if they are obese if they feel fine or healthy. The truth is that obesity affects everyone in many different ways. One of the main reasons is that obesity related conditions can lead to death. Death can not only affect the victim, but also family members and friends.