This is part of the reason that once a person gains a large amount of weight it is so much harder to loss it. How can someone determine if they are overweight? According to the U.S. obesity rates report, an estimated 119 million Americans are overweight or obese, that’s 64.5 percent of adults. This report further mentions that the States with the highest obesity rate are most southern States such as Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana, Tennessee, and Texas, it further suggested Michigan, Kentucky, Indiana, West Virginia and South Carolina because these States all have rates of 25 percent or
Living in an obese society would promote self acceptance. Schwartz presents how society would differ if it were dominated by overweight people; the obese population would no longer have the struggle to find fitting clothes, competition with jobs, or even struggle with self esteem issues. Bringing the minorities to the top of the food chain could potentially eliminate humiliation and secrecy. Schwartz strongly argues that a fat society would be more ideal for self-acceptance, but disregards the use of logos to support his claim. Logos is the use of logic for further support on a particular subject.
Almost one-third of adults in the U.S. are obese, and more than two-thirds of adults are overweight. Obesity rates have increased by 214 percent between 1950 and 2000(Livestrong.com). Also According to livestrong.com, the main cause for the increase it weight among American’s is lack of exercise, as well as the convenience of fast food, and caloric increase. This rise in obesity has increased diseases such as heart disease, and type 2 diabetes. As a country, we are spending over $190 billion a year treating these diseases, diseases that could be prevented by increasing exercise and decreasing calories.
Absenteeism was found to be 14 percent higher is obese employees compared with normal-weight employees in the working population. These costs have an economic impact on the Australian economy through productivity losses resulting in lower output. Medical conditions associated with obesity lead to social costs for individuals and families in the economy. This is created through reduced quality of life and shorter life
Heart attack, stroke and cancer are usually listed as leading cause of death in America. However, the leading actual causes of death are risk factors that can be modified. Obesity is epidemic associated with higher rate of hypertension, diabetes, and cardiovascular diseases. Significant racial disparities in the prevalence of obesity have been reported. According to the Journal of Community Health, “the prevalence of obesity is significantly increased from 1985 to 2011 (8.6% vs. 22.8 %).
Running head: CHILDHOOD OBESITY 1 Depression Linked To Childhood Obesity Courtney Ballard ENG 122 Danika Novak August 13, 2012 CHILDHOOD OBESITY 2 Depression Linked To Childhood Obesity Introduction Childhood obesity is a serious epidemic with multiple consequences, and a direct result of those consequences is depression. Childhood obesity has more than tripled in the past 30 years (CDC, 2012, para. 1). Poor eating habits and lack of exercise play a major role in the onset of childhood obesity, which results in physical damage and health risks. The stresses of being physically unfit are incredible and the fears of being in danger health wise can be daunting.
With the terms often confused with each other, large people may be called the rather sensitive “obese”, and spark up fire. Being overweight means when your body has a bit more of body fat than is healthy, but being obese basically means your weight is made up of excessive fat. Either way, both terms have the Americans panicking with their physical fitness state. Fully two-thirds of Americans (about 67% percent) are officially overweight, according to TIME Magazine. Another 31% are
Another research shows that one third of nation’s children are obese. There is other plenty reasons that show that child obesity in America is on the rise. As already mentioned above, growing number of fast food restaurants and lack of exercise on
In America, the stereotype that obese people are inconsiderate, lazy, overeaters is largely accepted. What many people fail to realize is that many of these obese people cannot lose weight because of the environment they are in. David Zinczenko, author of the article, “Don’t Blame the Eater,” emphasizes the problem of obesity and how it affects society. Zinczenko suggests that the obesity epidemic is affecting all of America. He states that before 1994, only five percent of all childhood diabetes cases were obesity related, or Type 2 diabetes.
It is not simply a health factor, it is the fifth leading cause of death worldwide which constitutes for 2.8 million people per year (Wartik). In 2010, 212.7 million American adults were considered to be overweight or obese, which constitutes for 68.8 percent or two-thirds of the United States’ population (Wartik). Obesity rates have been steadily increasing