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Obesity and Overweight - Have you ever gone to the store and nothing you tried on fit you right. How would you feel if people made fun of you because you were overweight. Have you ever felt like you can’t do certain things because you are overweight. How would you feel if you looked at a fashion magazine and you know you could not wear the outfits advertised in them. Many people in our society feel this way every day. It is becoming a major problem for Americans, our life styles, the food we eat are all things are contributing to this problem....   [tags: diabetes, eating habit, junk food, genetics]
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Overweight - Most of the weight problems Americans have are being overweight or obese. There are no signs that the percentages of Americans who are overweight or obese are decreasing. Not just teenagers but kids and adults worry about their weight. People have weight problems for different reasons. I think Americans need to put an effort to manage their weight. The percent of Americans being overweight or obese is increasing. There is a study that suggests that by 2030, 86 percent of Americans could be overweight or obese....   [tags: Health]
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Underage and Overweight Individuals - Nationally, about 17% of people under the age of 20, about 12.5 million are considered obese. School districts that serve students food that are high in calories and fat are to blame for the growing numbers of obese children. Although school lunches provide students food at minimal costs, the poor quality of food served delivers inadequate nutrition and is responsible for the rising numbers of obese minors in the United States. In order to combat this growing problem, school districts must regulate student choices in the lunchroom and provide healthier food to students across America....   [tags: childhood obesity, nutrition]
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Overweight Individuals And Discrimination - Children are influenced by their upbringing. Their actions turn to their parents to blame for not giving them proper guidance. There are parents who allow their children to make decisions for themselves and not become a good support system for the child. Children are legally not responsible for themselves until the age of eighteen. It is the parents who have the authority; therefore, children can have an emotional input, but it’s up to the parent. What is Obesity. It is the excessively high amount of body fat in relation to lean body mass....   [tags: eating habits, unhealthy food]
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Being Overweight - Introduction Lately, many people around the world have developed a fear of becoming over weight. This is as a result of the generally stigmatized overweight people (Westman 2004). It is common therefore that, the already overweight persons are in a battlefield in quest to fight their overweight nature. However, to become overweight is not a vice. A bad impression of oneself generally forms the foundation on which self-hate motives (Brosnan 1999) accrue and the end result is low self esteem. Causes of overweight are several including the genetically induced, lack of substantial physical exercise, excess of fats in the body among others....   [tags: Low Carbohydrate Diet, Glucose]
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Curtailing Overweight and Obesity Among Children - Aspect of violence & abuse Neglect is the area of violence that I chose to address. When compared to other forms of child abuse, the prevalence of neglect is experienced more (McSherry, 2007; Leeb, Lewis, & Zolotor, 2011), toping 70% in the year 2008, domestically (Johnson-Reid, Drake, & Zhou, 2012). However, on the surface, there appears to be a conscience that pushes away from the wide-ranging forms associated with neglect and focuses on the concrete and heinous behaviors of child physical and sexual abuse....   [tags: Violence, Abuse, Neglect, Obesity Epidemic]
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Stereotyping Overweight People is Demeaning - Stereotyping Overweight People is Demeaning Stereotyping can happen in numerous ways; one very cruel way of stereotyping would be stereotyping a person for being overweight. People often stereotype others because of beliefs they have learned from their parents or on their own. Discriminating against a person because of one's weight can be a seriously hurtful and demeaning thing. Many people assume that the causes for being overweight are eating all day and rarely exercising. Some people call overweight people slobs or lazy, when in most instances this isn't the case....   [tags: Papers] 344 words
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People Who Are Overweight Should Hire a Personal Trainer - When someone looks at an overweight person, young or old, there is no argument that they should incorporate more exercise into their life, so why haven't they. There are many reasons why people say that they cannot go to the gym. Most of them are just excuses because people are lazy and do not want to put the time and effort into it. But, some people who are overweight tend to show signs of low self-esteem and may not be comfortable with exercising in public because of this. This makes it very hard for them to get motivated so instead they choose to hide away in within the comfort of their own house where no one can see them and they eat away their sorrows....   [tags: Fitness]
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Overweight and Obesity: the New Endemic Diseases - Fast food, or junk food as some call it, is becoming more popular than ever; it's convenient, predictable and fast. It has become a part of the busy American lifestyle. Eating at McDonalds once every day and spending the rest of the day in a school bench or in front of the computer or television is making today's children fatter and fatter. Overweight is today a bigger problem in the world than starvation. In 1999 13% of the children aged 6 to 11 and 14% of adolescents aged 12 to 19 in the United States were overweight ....   [tags: Health] 892 words
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A Social Ecological Approach to Rising Levels of Overweight and Obesity in Children and Adolescents in the United States - Childhood onset overweight and obesity and its’ associated health consequences are quickly becoming major significant public health issues facing America today. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) define overweight as a body mass index (BMI) between the 85th and 95th percentile while obese is defined as BMI above the 95th percentile for children of the same age and sex . The prevalence of overweight children, defined based on 2009 CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics data, has more than tripled in the past 30 years....   [tags: Health] 2208 words
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Overview of Obesity - Obesity "Obesity is defined as having an excessive amount of body fat" (Zeratsky). Obesity is not just about being overweight or eating unhealthy food. Obesity itself is much more complicated than that and has become a worldwide problem. People are considered obese if our body fat percentage is high enough and also if you are thirty-five pounds overweight (Hellmich). Body Mass Index is something a lot of doctors talk about in the health world and it is abbreviated BMI....   [tags: Health, Overweight]
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Bariatric Surgery Should Not be the Last Resort - Recent data shows that close to 80 million American are obese. Now, considered a chronic disease, obesity is associated with various health conditions and increases one's risk of high blood pressure, high cholesterol, type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease, stroke, asthma, osteoarthritis, gall bladder disease, sleep apnea, and some cancers. Aside from these medical issues, obesity also raises psychosocial as well as economic problems. Overweight and Obesity, a Growing Problem Experts define being overweight as having a body mass index (BMI, a measure of body fat) of 25 to 29....   [tags: obesity, overweight, health, diet]
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Childhood Obesity in Monroe County, Kentucky - Obesity has been identified as one of the risk factors affecting directly and indirectly the health outcome of the population. Even though many approaches and programs have been conducted in order to reduce the obesity rate, this health issue is still a big headache and keeps being put on the table. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), overweight and obesity rate have been increasing significantly in the past two decades in the United States with more than 35.7% of adults and almost 17% of children and adolescents from 2-19 years olds being obese ("Overweight and obesity," 2013)....   [tags: overweight children, chronic disease]
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Physical, Social, and Mental Health Analysis - The health triangle is a triangle that has 3 different aspect of your everyday life. The most commonly known factor is physical health. Physical health is the body’s ability to function depending on the state of your body and how it is treated. This includes exercise, nutritions, rest, and weight managements. The remaining two factors is known as emotional/mental and social. Although it is not considered by many people, the two factors is just as important as much physical health. Mental health deals with how we think, feel, and handle or react to situations....   [tags: health triangle, overweight, diet] 966 words
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The Best Solution To Youth Obesity - What if I told you that there was one solution to all of America’s problems. Would you believe me. We live in a world that has many issues to solve. One of those big issues is in our own back yard. This issue is known as obesity. I firmly believe that obesity can only be control when adults become better educated concerning the causes of it. I also firmly believe that in order to prevent obesity from spreading, that the youth must become better educated than their ancestors whom caused it. In order to do that in today’s world, we must seek to educate the parents and their youth to prevent obesity....   [tags: public health, overweight infant]
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Childhood Obesity: Is Technology To Blame? - ... Activity will develop the stability of energy intake and spending in children and show the way to a reduction in the occurrence of obesity. Children and adolescents who watched the most TV were more obese than peers who watched it less. Generally, the more TV they watched, the better the occurrence of obesity. There are numerous ways television contributes to childhood obesity. Watching TV needs no energy above resting metabolic rates. TV lessens the time the child spends in vigorous activities, such as running and playing....   [tags: obesity, overweight, diabetes]
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Childhood Obesity: Lack of Knowledge about Food - The United States needs to do something to change the amount of childhood obesity in the nation. If the government requires children to take classes that require physical activity, abolishes school vending machines, and teaches children about healthy eating, then the amount of children that are obese in the United States will decrease significantly. Obesity is defined as the increase of body fat over time to the point where it can impact health in a negative manner and decrease life expectancy. Since the 1980’s, obesity has increased dramatically in the United States....   [tags: obesity, body fat, overweight] 885 words
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Health Education and the Obesity Epidemic - Obesity is a growing problem in the United States. Not only is the ‘average’ person growing larger in size, but the number of overweight individuals is increasing at an alarming rate. Many researchers discuss the issue of obesity providing statistics and lists of causes, but fail to give an adequate solution that works for the long term. For the most part, it is easy for one to gain weight; however it is very difficult to lose the extra pounds. There are many pieces to the obesity puzzle – diet, exercise, stress, and others (Guarino, 2013)....   [tags: health, obesity, overweight]
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Effects of Overconsumption and Extreme Consumerism - In recent decades, overweight population in US has risen to unprecedented levels. According to 2010 census by Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 69.2% of adults age 20 and above are considered overweight or obese. This is two thirds of the population (CDC). Obesity is often linked to overconsumption. Many studies conclude that high rates of obesity in the modern society result from the behavioral model created by the food industry of eating cheapest, but most profitable foods. These foods are high in calorie count and most often are unhealthy, and, thus, are major contributors to the rising levels of overweight population (CDC)....   [tags: obesity, overweight population, health]
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Factors Contributing to Childhood Obesity - Childhood obesity has become a serious problem in the United States. Obesity is a far greater threat to children than in the past. Obesity can be a factor in many physical and psychological disorders in children. Overweight children will become overweight as adults if they do not develop better eating and exercise habits. Over the past years, childhood obesity has been increasing at an alarming rate because of improved technology, poor eating habits and lack of exercise. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, childhood obesity has more than doubled over the past 30 years....   [tags: obesity, overweight, physical activity]
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Childhood Obesity: A Growing Problem in Our Society - Overweight and obese children significantly affect the United States today, becoming a further pronounced issue. The amount of overweight adolescents and younger children sky rocketed in the past few years, and more than tripled since the 1970s. Developing overweight habits while young inhibits an individual’s chances of a healthy lifestyle later in life. In order to prevent the obesity epidemic in our country, the major causes and root problems of obesity must be explored and abolished. Obviously, overeating and a lacking of physical activity both contribute immensely to obesity....   [tags: overweight, unhealthy food]
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Childhood Obesity and Fast Food Intertwine - Childhood Obesity is of the most concerning diseases among children today; fast food is one of the main causes because people are uneducated about it. One out of three kids in the U.S. is overweight (Overweight in Children, 6). Fast food has been proven to be a huge factor in this childhood disease. Kids meals are overloaded with calories and high in fat. Knowing what is put into children’s mouths can enable them to live a healthy and happy life. Childhood Obesity has increased fivefold in the U.S....   [tags: calories, overweight , unhealthy food]
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Obesity as a Social and Medical Problem - Obesity has become an epidemic in our over indulgent North American society. In addition to body image issues, obesity causes significant health issues. Society often views obesity to be a disease when it is actually a sign of a disorder, genetic or environmental. The percentage of our population that is growing overweight is increasing every year, and can become a very serious issue if it is not dealt with urgently. Problems relating to self-confidence, self-consciousness, and isolation can occur as a result....   [tags: overweight, diet, nutrition, health]
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Killer at Large: Childhood Obesity in America - Did you know that 35% of the United States population is considered obese. Also, 66% of the population is considered overweight or more. (Saint Onge 2014) Even more frightening, in 2012 the Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported that more than one third of children and adolescents in America were overweight or obese (CDC 2014). The media sources used investigates the political, scientific, historical, and cultural reasons behind the childhood obesity epidemic in America. Obesity is a rapid growing epidemic in America and these sources present the facts causing this epidemic....   [tags: media, ethinic groups, overweight]
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Obesity: What Exactly Is Making People Fat? - Growing up, I struggled with being overweight, even though I was active. As a young boy growing up on a farm somewhere in Northwest Missouri, I worked very hard doing chores the normal urbanized American would not do. My father would have me do chores every day, yet I was still overweight. Reflecting back to what what could have made me that way; many ideas began to appear in my head, so my research on nutrition began. There were many things that were argued to cause childhood obesity, however the most logical and sensible outcome that came from my research was that environmental, political, cultural, and other such factors were not to blame for my obese childhood, but nutrition was....   [tags: overweight, nutrition, apetite]
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The Relationship Between Genetic Susceptibility, Obseisty and Type 2 Diabetes - Relationship between genetic susceptibility, obesity and the development of type 2 diabetes In this assignment I will focus on the relationship between genetic susceptibility, obesity and type 2 diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is caused predominantly by the autoimmune destruction of the insulin- producing β-cells of the pancreatic islets, whilst type 2 diabetes results from both impaired insulin secretion and resistance to the action of insulin (Dougherty and Lister, 2011). Diabetes is a major global health problem and in 2010 was estimated to affect 285 million individuals worldwide....   [tags: epidemiology, overweight, glucose level]
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Obesity: Numerous Challenges that are Difficult to Handle - Is there a problem with being obese. Are there issues that obese people have to deal with that people of normal weight do not have to deal with. To answer these questions, there is need to have a thorough understanding of obesity. This research paper defines obesity, explains how it arises, and shows that it is a risky health condition that comes with numerous challenges that are difficult to handle. The challenges include susceptibility to disease, social stigma, and the inability to perform certain roles in society....   [tags: obesity, overweight, body mass]
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Who are the Ones Responsible for Childhood Obesity - Twenty-four years ago, obesity was not as prevalent as it is today. The rate of obesity in America in 1990 was twelve percent (Obesity in America); the average rate for obesity in 2013 was about twenty-seven percent (Sharpe). Also, in the past thirty years, more than double of children in America have become obese, and the obesity rate in adolescents has tripled (Adolescent and School Health). Often, when children become obese during their childhood, they carry that weight on through their adult years....   [tags: obesity, overweight, obese children] 1101 words
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Obesity: A Consequence of America's Eating Habits - There are many factors that cause obesity, there are cultural factors, biological, and psychological. There are also claims that obesity is a habit forced on the population by media. But what happens to people who suffer from this terrible illness. Obesity has become a handicap in America, thus the amount of the population of obese people has increased significantly in the last century, and the population of people over weight is now over 60%. How to overcome obesity, lose weight as well as the concept of a healthy mindset and health issues (long and short term) will be discussed in this paper....   [tags: health, overweight, nutrition]
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Analysis of Childhood Obesity in the US - Childhood obesity in America is a growing disease that is slowly taking over the world because of the fast food industry, school lunch programs, and parental control. The number of overweight and obese children has increased at an outstanding rate over the past years, and there is no chance of it slowing down unless we do something about it. The childhood obesity rate started to increase during the mid- 1970s. “According to the author of The Metamorphoses of Fat- a History of Obesity, one in five American kids and teens are overweight or obese; That is triple the rate in the 1960’s” (23)....   [tags: obesity, overweight, obese children] 1473 words
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Obesity as a Social Disease - ... Not one state out of 50 reach below twenty percent obesity which is astounding (3). People who are overweight generally do not live a happy active lifestyle. More often than not, obesity begins as a mental disease and ends up taking a physical toll. Therefore it is my assertion that the first plan of attacking obesity is by making changes at the mental habituation and enabling a bit of discipline day by day. The goal is to achieve balance and not perfection. Only one third of Americans consume a full balanced diet pertaining all three major food groups from the pyramid (4)....   [tags: overweight America, lifestyle]
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Relationship between Obesity and Physical Activity - Obesity consequently distresses the inside of one’s body. Organs, nervous system, hormones and growth can all be severely affected by being overweight. First, obesity influences the brain. Obese people are predisposed to pseudotumor cerebri, which is when pressure inside the skull increased. The brain is affected in a way that the condition appears to be but it is not a tumor. To identify pseudotumor cerebri, doctors look for the existence of swollen optic nerves called papilledema when they examine the back of the eye (How Obesity Harms the Body, 2013)....   [tags: organs, nervous system, overweight]
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Children Obesity Issue in the US - Food is one of life’s main fundamentals to sustain viability. It is the continuing growth, maintenance and repair of the body that depends deeply on the energy and nutrients supplied to the body through the food. The nutrients that food provides to the human body is an incredibly, forceful process that keeps people alive and healthy. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that over twenty-five million people in America have diabetes; 215,000 of those are children and over sixty-nine percent of all Americans are overweight and obese....   [tags: diabetes, overweight, obesity] 745 words
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Fitness Education: How to Live a Healthier and Cleaner Lifestyle - According to the Oxford dictionary, fitness is defined as “The quality of being suitable to fulfill a particular role or task” and or “The condition of being physically fit and healthy”. Fitness education could, in the immediate future, play a major role in the reduction of childhood obesity, as well as obesity throughout all age ranges, while simultaneously increasing the overall health of all individuals who are fortunate enough to receive the education. In order for this to happen, fitness education must be incorporated into all levels of learning, and be made more readily available to the adult population who were deprived of it during their school age, adolescent, and young adulthood s...   [tags: Overweight, childhood obesity, fitness]
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Does Fat Come Back Elsewhere After Liposuction? - It’s a quick fix, liposuction, although some women are hesitant to go this route, and with good reason. It’s a medical procedure and as with all medical procedures there are inherent risks, not to mention the expense and recovery time. However, you have weighed the pros and cons and decided you are going to do it because you cannot get rid of the fat that has been plaguing you for years and you are sick and tired of trying. But then … your friend cautions you: The fat will come back, just not in the area that you have had liposuctioned....   [tags: body image, overweight, procedure]
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Child Obesity and Its Consequences - There is no surprise that people are greatly attentive to food and not necessarily in a healthy manner––not enough consideration is given when ensuring people consume foods that are beneficial and essential to their bodies. The body needs a balanced diet consisting of nutrient dense food, fruits, vegetables, whole grains, protein, and beneficial fats. However, people tend to avoid healthy foods and eat in great quantities. Emphasis is often placed on eating when its time to eat rather than when people are hungry....   [tags: nutrition, health, overweight]
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Required Physical Education in Schools - One out of three children in the United States are obese or overweight, while only six states across the United States follow the standards from the National Association of Sports and Physical Education for Schoolchildren (Rochman). While the physical education at schools are declining in the United States because the state requirements for education are putting pressure on schools to increase the class room part and decreasing the physical education. Schools are trying to save money for the core classes math, Science, Language Arts, and History....   [tags: overweight, obesity, physical activity]
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Patterns of Obesity Reduction - Investigated Disease Process/Pathophysiology Obesity Today, more than ever before, Americans are bursting at their seams. This may sound funny to some, but it is far from humorous. Obesity engulfed my body at the young age of twenty-five, as I topped the scales at a whopping three hundred pounds. At this point, I could no longer fit into average-sized clothing, but more importantly I could barely breathe. I napped most of the day, yet never felt rested. My blood pressure was elevated, as well as my lipids....   [tags: health, disease, nursing, overweight]
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Steps for Succeeding at Weight-Loss - Many Americans have struggled with losing weight for years. They have tried a variety of diets, but can’t seem to get away from the multitude of fast food chains that are on every street corner. According to the American Cancer Society, “About 1 in 3 American adults is now obese, and another 1 in 3 is overweight.” In my journey of losing weight, I’ve learned that losing weight is by far the hardest task I have ever encountered. With the right equipment and determination, losing weight is a lifestyle....   [tags: obesity, overweight, weight loss]
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High Rates of Obesity - Obesity is an issue which needs to be addressed in order to reduce the number of people becoming excessively overweight. Over one-third of adults in the United States are obese (Obesity and Overweight for Professionals). According to the World Health Organization, the rate of obesity worldwide has almost doubled since 1980 and over 40 million children under the age of five were overweight in 2011 (WHO Obesity and overweight). Obesity is the fifth high cause of deaths around the world and approximately 2.8 million people die annually because they were obese (WHO Obesity and overweight)....   [tags: health, nutriton, overweight]
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A Modest Proposal to End Obesity in America - If gluttony is one of the seven sins then we have many sinners in America. Obesity is a large problem in this country and more needs to be done to combat obesity. No one good solution, I believe, has been proposed to solve this epidemic. Jonathan Swift had an ingenious proposal to solve the problems of Ireland by feeding the children to the rich, after they reached the age of one. His proposal would have been beneficial because it would have solved many other problems. I have a solution to the obesity in this country that will solve several problems and benefit the country and its people....   [tags: Health Overweight] 588 words
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Overview of Childhood Obesity - Childhood Obesity Statement of Problem Childhood and adolescent obesity is a problem of significant concern. Whether obese or at risk, excessive fat is based on the ratio of weight to height, age, and gender of the individual (Ul-Haq, Mackay, Fenwick, & Pell, 2013). Today’s youth are considered the most inactive generation in history thus, childhood and adolescent obesity is more prevalent than ever before. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) documents the obesity rate in children ages 6-11 in 2012 at 18% (an increase from seven percent in 1980), and adolescents at 21% (an increase from five percent in 1980)....   [tags: Child Health, Overweight]
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Parents are Responsible for their Children's Diet - Childhood obesity is a complicated topic and is complicated to pinpoint what the exact cause is, some of the major factors that contribute to childhood obesity are lack of exercise in their daily lives, poor nutrition, and eating habits; and lack of education among parents to safely help their children live a healthier life. Childhood obesity poses a serious threat to the health of our nation, children these days have little to none outdoors activities. Lack of physical activity found to be a significant factor in contributing to childhood obesity....   [tags: childhood obesity,physical activity,overweight]
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Obesity In America - Obesity is a dangerous situation in the United States that is threatening to setback all advancements in medicine that have allowed society to live a longer and healthier life. Firstly, it is important to understand that there is a difference between being obese and being overweight. An overweight person is defined as someone with body fat percentage of fifteen to twenty percent above average (Nazario). Obesity is a body condition in which excess portions of body fat overcomes someone’s body. A person is considered obese when his or her body weight is twenty percent or higher weight than normal (Nazario)....   [tags: calories, physical activity, overweight]
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Childhood Obesity Control and Prevention - Obesity has grown to become an epidemic in the United States. No single solution or strategy can prevent the disease. Sedentary lifestyles of American school children have reached an alarming rate. Greater attention, focus, and preventive measures should be placed on African American and Hispanic children because they have the highest obesity rates. Children from poverty stricken families are also at greater risk for obesity than other socioeconomic groups (Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 2004)....   [tags: obesity, overweight children, youth weight]
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Obesity and Poverty - Since 1970, the obesity rates in America have more than doubled. Currently two-thirds of (roughly 150 million) adults in the United States are either overweight, or obese (Food Research and Action Center). According to the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, “overweight is defined as a body mass index (BMI) greater than 25 whereas obesity is defined as a BMI greater than 30.” There are numerous factors that contribute to obesity such as: biological, behavioral and cultural influences (Food Research and Action Center)....   [tags: health, food, overweight]
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Children's Health Research - The method behind this study was a retrospective, descriptive quantitative research project. It looked at overweight (OW) and obesity (OB) in children six to eleven years of age. The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) from 1999 to 2008 was the database that the statistics for this study were derived from. Protection of Human Rights In the protection of human rights, the institutional review board (IRB) gave approval for this particular study. The sample of children involved in this study assented to and consent was obtained from their guardians through the NHANES staff members....   [tags: obesity, overweight, nutrition]
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Teen Obesity: A Public Health Crisis - Teenage obesity is a major public health crisis nationally and internationally. “In 2012 the percentage of adolescents aged 12­19 years were obese.The increase of teenage obesity in 2010 to 2014 was from 5% to nearly 21% in the United States” (Flegal,2013). Teenage obesity is a serious problem in the United States and needs to be addressed. Causes Teenage obesity is caused by numerous of things such as a person’s lifestyle, eating habits, and environment. No single factor or behavior can cause obesity....   [tags: junk food, overweight, eating behaviors]
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Obesity: Change Isn’t Always Bad - “Youthfulness is about how you live not when you were born.” ― Karl Lagerfeld, One in three children is overweight or obese and at risk of early diabetes and hypertension. Obesity is a growing health condition characterized by the excessive accumulation and storage of fat in the body, as most health conditions obesity has its symptoms, causes, ways of diagnosing, and treatments. Two of the most common causes of obesity are the consumption of too many calories and leading a sedentary lifestyle where an individual not only consumes too much calories but also reduces their own physical activity because of the many modern day inventions that doesn’t require people to move and work as much as the...   [tags: overweight, health, diet, excercise, symptoms]
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Obesity in America - Obesity in America Only in America can one see 78.1 million adults and 12.5 million children that are all obese. Obesity in America is an unstoppable epidemic. Since the 1960s, the number of obese adults have doubled and the number of obese children have tripled. Because of America’s obesity problems, Surgeon General David Satcher issued a report saying; "The Surgeon General's Call to Action to Prevent and Decrease Overweight," said that obesity "have reached epidemic proportions" in America. Obesity in America has no doubt reached epidemic proportions....   [tags: unstoppable epidemia, overweight]
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Obesity in America - Corpulence or Obesity as it is commonly known, is taking over the United States. The percentage of overweight Americans is overwhelming. Obesity is widely becoming more prominent and acceptable in American society, with fast food advertising and consumption becoming more important to the general population, lackadaisical lifestyles taking over the nation, and the cost of healthy food versus the cost of unhealthy fast food so contrasting. Obesity can be seen across the faces of every American if they themselves are not obese; they are related to or know someone who is....   [tags: corpulence, food, overweight]
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Unhealthy Lifestyle of American Citizens - The United States of America is one of the most advanced mass producing countries in the world. With vast technological and agricultural advances, physical activity and minimal production of crops has become obsolete. An epidemic as defined in An Introduction to Community Health by Mckenzie, Pinger, and Kotecki, is “an unexpectedly large number of cases of an illness, specific health-related behavior, or other health related event.” Diabetes, heart disease and cancer are all forms of lifestyle diseases, and each of these diseases of the human body can be caused by unhealthy lifestyle choices, particularly affecting those who are overweight or obese....   [tags: obesity, body mass, bmi, overweight] 2246 words
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Obesity in America - How is it that a nation so obsessed with counting calories, cutting back carbs, and going on diets is so incredibly overweight. The United States is by far the heaviest country in the world. Almost two thirds of Americans are overweight and one third are obese (“Statistics…”). That’s a lot of fatties in a land of 281,421,906 people (“Question…”). On the surface, it’s simply bewildering as to why America is in such a state because this country is made of people from the rest of the world....   [tags: Overweight Americans]
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Solving the Childhood Obesity Epidemic - Obesity has increased drastically in today’s society. Alarmingly, present day generations show childhood obesity to be a growing crisis. Viewed as an epidemic, childhood obesity is sweeping across the United States and creating a public health crisis (Henry). Obesity in young children is contributed by different factors. Many are based off of lifestyles and peer pressure in schools and in households. “According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2004), over 16 percent of children and adolescents from 6 to 19 years of age are overweight and/or obese” (Green 915)....   [tags: overweight, nutrition, children, physical activity]
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Reducing Childhood Obesity - Lisa has been suffering with obesity since she was 12 now at 17 she weighs approximately 440 pounds. She was known as the freak of every school she attended. Due to depression, anxiety and agoraphobia (The fear of wide open spaces, crowds or uncontrolled social conditions.), caused by the rest of her classmates she was forced to drop out of school. Children like these are all across America. Food industries are provoking them to eat more with their tasty, one-dollar menus. One of the areas that need to be given more importance in the fight against obesity is physical education: from elementary throughout high school....   [tags: Health Overweight]
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Obesity in America - With society’s ever increasing price tag of education, public schools have gone to great lengths to cut costs from the unessential activities during and after school hours. First it was music programs and art classes; however, with the desperate need for teachers, athletic programs have felt the grunt of this expedition. Now, more than ever, youths in our communities are battling serious problems. Not only are sports and organized athletic programs vital to physical development, but also mental growth and offer children structure and goals....   [tags: Overweight Americans] 2778 words
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Is Technology to Blame for Americas Obesity Problem? - As a future educator of physical education, I feel that our nation’s weight problem is an issue that needs to be addressed. I feel that it is and will be my job to educate students about the importance of taking care of your body because “fat kids have a 92% chance of becoming fat adults” (www.amp.com). The leading cause of death in the United States, for men and women, is heart disease. “The United States alone the estimated annual number of deaths attributable to obesity is about 280,000.” (www.members.iglou.com) “Results on the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 1999–2000 indicate that an estimated 64 percent of U.S....   [tags: Overweight Teens weight problem]
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Advertising Athletic Apparel and the Obese - Athletic Apparel: Detriment to the Obese. Giant, toned arms, washboard abs, and ripped legs—these attributes are all too common in commercials for athletic apparel. Outfitters such as Nike, Adidas, Converse, Asics, and Under Armour display elite athletes in many of their commercials. Unlike some food, clothing, and car, among others, commercials, they are never directed toward the obese. Even fast-food companies are recognizing that the U.S. has dominated other countries in a statistic that it should not be proud of—the percentage of obese people living within our borders....   [tags: Marketing Athletic Clothing Overweight]
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Obesity in today's Society: Who To Blame? - In 2010, 36 percent of adults, ages 20 and older, were considered obese. This percentage has continued to increase over the years (Obesity). Those considered obese are not only hurting themselves, but also those around them. Family, friends, as well as many others are forced to watch as their loved one becomes gradually worse each day. A variety of factors can cause this life-threatening epidemic such as food, a lack of exercise, and other lifestyle choices. Understanding the basics and facts of obesity is the only way to figure out how to prevent it....   [tags: childhood obesity, body fat, overweight, bmi]
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Parents Are Mainly to Blame for Childhood Obesity - Research shows “the prevalence of obesity among U.S. preschoolers has doubled in recent decades” (May 629). This is not surprising because we live in a “fast food” world where convenience is king. Where the television is the babysitter, and staying indoors to play video games is preferred to playing outside. So is this the child’s fault. Sometimes, but it is my opinion that parents are mainly to blame for childhood obesity because they are the ones that buy the groceries, set the television limits, and rely on fast food to feed their children....   [tags: health, overweight, children, tv exposure, food]
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Simple Solutions to the Obesity Epidemic in America - Obesity is becoming an epidemic in our society (Hill, Wyatt, Reed, & Peters, 2003; Kottke, Wu, & Hoffman, 2003). Prevalence of obesity is on the rise and deaths attributable to it are higher than ever. It is estimated by the NIDDK (2003) that 30.5% of adults in the United States are obese and if the rate of increase remains constant, 39% of adults will be obese by the year 2008 (Hill, et al. 2003). In a study conducted by Thorpe, et al. (2004) out of 2681 New York elementary school students 24% were obese, so there is a high prevalence in children as well....   [tags: Overweight Obese Research Papers]
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Impact of Obesity on Self-confidence and Self-esteem - Over the last decade children and adults, in the United States, have been gaining more and more weight. Obesity is rapidly becoming an epidemic in our youngsters' lives. Whether it's all the fast food or lack of exercise, adults and especially children are heavier than ever. This increase in the national girth is giving way to such debilitating and chronic disease diabetes, joint and muscle ailments, and even heart disease. Beside that, there is a result from statistic says that disability due to obesity-related type 2 diabetes will increase particularly in industrializing countries, as insulin supply is usually insufficient in industrialized countries....   [tags: Overweight Self-image] 1052 words
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Technology and Obesity - Although obesity has become one of the major health care issues around the world it is has become a focal issue throughout the developed countries. According to the WHO (world health organization) in 2008, 1.5 billion adults were overweight; 200 million men and 300 million women aged over 20 years were obese worldwide. There is increasing concern about the childhood obesity due to inactivity and increased calorie intake. Study shows that, the obesity is most of the time directly related to inactive due to the use of modern technologies like video gaming in children, increased television viewing and inactivity due to computer using....   [tags: health, overweight, Internet, therapy, inactivity]
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Obesity in America - Obesity is an epidemic that plagues our nation. No minority or group is excluded from being affected because of the way we choose to live. We as a nation are fat, and decadent in the way that we live our lives. How many times do you eat fast food a week. How often do you actually eat a well balanced meal. If I had to guess not often, but you are thin so you believe that you are healthy. During the past forty to sixty years obesity has grown exponentially. In our country nearly one third of adults are considered obese....   [tags: overweight, epidemic, health, fast food]
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Body Mass Index - Obesity is a known disease that is found around us. Everywhere we go we see obese people. But what is obesity. Obesity is defined as having an excessive amount of body fat which applies to people who are overweight. There are many health risks that coincide with obesity, which makes it a dangerous disease. Furthermore, obesity is becoming an enormous problem since it is increasing drastically. About 38% of the world population is obese and that percentage is steadily rising. So what causes these percentages to rise....   [tags: genetics, overweight, symptoms, treatment, health]
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Obesity is a Disease - Over one-half of all Americans are overweight or obese. If you are overweight or obese, carrying this extra weight puts you at risk for developing many diseases. Women generally have more subcutaneous fat than men, but appear to suffer a greater cardiovascular risk from a given degree of fat than women. Obesity is the net result of an excess of energy consumption over expenditure. Factors that must be considered as contributing to causation are: heredity, and altered metabolism of adipose tissue, the list goes on and on....   [tags: Overweight Obese essays] 854 words
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The Obese Children of Today - The Obese Children of Today What I know about obese children is that they are very unhealthy and that their chances of living a long productive life is practically obsolete. Ihave imagined many stereotypical things about these obese children. For instance, I believed that the obese child got to be how they are from their own good will. I also assumed that the obese child was a lazy individual with no sense of direction, simply an individual with no discipline and with low self-esteem. I thought of them as being eating machines with no self-control....   [tags: Health Obesity Overweight Essays]
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Surgical Treatment For Morbid Obesity - According to the World Health Organization, globally there are now more than 1 billion overweight adults, and at least 300 million of them are obese. During the last 40 years, obesity has reached epidemic proportions. There are more obese people each year, and the severity is increasing. In the United States alone, 300,000 deaths are associated with obesity. Thesis: Many obese people fail diet after diet. For them, bariatric surgery is an option even though risks are involved (Flancbaum, et al....   [tags: Overweight Obese Research Papers] 1370 words
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The Sociological Aspect of Obesity - The Sociological Aspect of Obesity ABSTRACT Much has been written to explain the medical aspect of obesity but little attention has been paid to understanding the sociological aspect of the epidemic. This research attempts to understand the sociological aspect of obesity by examining the socio-cultural, gender, and psycho-social effects and includes the different perceptions of the epidemic as well as what is deemed acceptable in the society we live in. In the American culture, obesity is seen as a bodily abnormality and deviance that should be corrected....   [tags: Sociology Overweight Diet]
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Childhood Obesity - Over a half-century ago obesity, and overweight has become a silent monster that creeps from within. Americans have been preoccupied in the last fifty years with countless numbers of problems that it seems that we have forgotten about our very own waistline. But, what is the difference between overweight and obesity. According to the Center for Disease for Control and Prevention overweight means that a person has a body mass index or BMI between 25 through 29 and anything higher than a 30 is consider obese....   [tags: overweight, children, food] 838 words
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Obesity in the USA -      The United States has even been called an overweight nation. About 20% to 30% of American adults are now considered obese. Even though some Americans are in the healthy category, others enter the underweight, overweight, and even obese categories. Not only is obesity unhealthy, but it is also considered unacceptable. People have been labeled and made fun of their entire lives due to obesity. For some this is an uncontrollable way of life. An example of this are shirts which say "No Fat Chicks", showing that overweight people are unacceptable and undesirable....   [tags: Overweight Obese research papers] 1242 words
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Childhood Obesity - The World Health Organization (2006, WHO) defines obesity as a body mass index (weight-for-height) equal to or more than 30. In the UK the prevalence of obesity in childhood has significantly increased over the past twenty five years. A study commissioned by The Health Survey for England (HSE) showed that between 1996 and 2001 the proportion of obese children aged six to fifteen rose by 3.5 per cent from 20 per cent to 23.5 per cent of the population in that age bracket; there is no reason to suspect that the children of England are not representative of the United Kingdom as a whole....   [tags: Health, Diseases, Overweight] 1493 words
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The Battle Against Obesity -      Obesity is a disease that affects nearly one-third of the adult American population, or approximately 60 million Americans. The number of overweight and obese Americans has continued to increase since 1960, a trend that shows no sign of subsidence. Today, 64.5 percent, or about 127 million adult Americans are categorized as being overweight or obese. Each year, obesity causes at least 300,000 excess deaths in the U.S., and healthcare costs of American adults with obesity amount to approximately $100 billion....   [tags: Overweight Weight Obese Essays] 738 words
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The Causes of Obesity - America has become a society obsessed with appearance, especially weight. We are conditioned at a young age to believe the only way to be normal is to be thin. This norm is projected to millions of Americans each day through television, magazines, billboards and every other form of media and advertising. How are people to know acceptance and happiness with themselves and others when our culture propagates what the perfect body should be. It is the search for the elusive, perfect body that has created a thirty- three billion dollars a year weight loss industry....   [tags: Overweight Weight Obese Essays] 1367 words
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Obesity in America - Obesity today is a widely spread nutritional disorder that can affect anybody at any age across North America, majority of the reason being because there are so many fast food restaurants at just about every corner. With its low prices people are not going to be making the right decisions in what type of food they consume in their diet. Some examples of the junk food would be: Microwave dinners, snack foods like potato chips, which have high calories. It is not necessarily junk foods that make people obese and fat....   [tags: Overweight Obese essays] 704 words
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Obesity in Ameirca -      Obesity has become a concern for many people in our culture. The obesity rate among Americans has gotten worse over the years. The topic of weight is very prevalent among people in today's society. Everywhere you look you see people of different weights and appearances. Tall, small, thin, wide, fat and skinny are just a variety of the words we use to describe people. Not many people are completely satisfied with their weight. People are constantly looking for ways to better themselves and improve their physical appearance....   [tags: Overweight Obese essays] 660 words
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Obesity in Ameirca - Did you know that 20% of Idaho’s population is obese. According to the CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) approximately 127 million adults in the U.S. are overweight, 60 million adults are obese, and 9 million adults are severely obese. One-third of the American adult population is affected by obesity each year and is increasing. “The definition of obesity varies depending on what one reads, but in general, it is a chronic condition defined by an excess amount of body fat. A certain amount of body fat is necessary for storing energy, heat insulation, shock absorption, and other functions....   [tags: Overweight Obese essays] 945 words
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The Obesity Epidemic in America - An obesity epidemic is sweeping the country and the numbers are astronomical. Approximately 31% of all adults and 15% of children, ages 6-19 are obese. Obesity is also severe in a variety of ethnic groups. For example, 50% of non-Hispanic black women are obese. Many researchers believe that the trend in obesity has a lot to do with cultural, economic, and environmental factors. Simply stated I think it can be attributed to genetics, portion size as well as food available and cost, and laziness....   [tags: Overweight Obese Health Fat Essays] 513 words
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Fighting Obesity - What is obesity. The term “obese” describes weight ranges that are above what is medically accepted as healthy. It occurs when you eat and drink more calories than you burn through exercise and normal daily activities. Your body stores these extra calories as fat. Obesity also has an affect on things other than your weight like: your energy, health, and economic wellbeing. Obesity has been increasing lately and, despite the many causes of it, the most standard are psychological, environmental, and genetic....   [tags: overweight, genetics, health, excercise, food]
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Gestational Obesity - Introduction Obesity is characterized by comparing height and weight measurement to determine a Body Mass Index as normal, overweight or obese. African- American women maintain the highest rates of obesity, infant mortality and pre-term births in comparison to non-Hispanic Caucasian women (Isaac & Thomas, 2013). According to the text Race, Ethnicity and Health, obesity rates for African-American women between ages two to nineteen was 24%, and obesity rates for Caucasians was 14%. Considering these facts, many women are unaware of the adverse effects that becoming pregnant with high BMI indexes or gaining too much weight during pregnancy can have on the fetus and the mother....   [tags: overweight, african-american, women, infant]
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