The government plays an important part in our safety, but many people think they take it too far. Recently, people have thought more and more about how much involvement the government should have when it comes to food regulations. Some people think the government's involvement in regulating food would greatly help obesity rates, and others think the country's obesity rates would show little to no improvement. Although no one cause of obesity exists, and no government regulations will likely alter someone’s lifestyle choices, the government should implement some regulations by implementing programs to educate and encourage citizens to lead a healthier life and by requiring companies to list a full disclosure of ingredients on their products. Because obesity has many causes, people do not think the government implementing regulations on food will influence healthy decisions.
The source also, describes how Americans through increased food portions, confusing dieting, the lack of physical inactivity, have all played a major role in the epidemic obesity in Americans. The source concludes with ways to prevent obesity on a small scale through exercising, lowering calorie intake, eating smaller food portions, and asking for a medical professional’s opinion. The purpose of this source is to inform the audience of the epidemic issue that obesity is a real serious problem in America and that serious cardiovascular issues could lead to death. The source is not very useful, for reasons that the author of this post does not have the professional qualifications to know that all the information that was posted is accurate or reliable. Even though, the post was written recently, it was opinionated and biased to only certain forms of ways to deal with the subject matter.
Higher intake of calories and sugars eventually causes obesity. Although eating is essential for survival, what you eat is a personal choice. Many government officials have made strides to improve America’s obesity problems; both Mayor Bloomburg and Michelle Obama have approached this topic. Rather than a public health issue, obesity is a personal responsibility.Government
Much of obesity research of the past century has focused on elucidating behavioral techniques that could induce the obese to eat less, tolerate hunger better, and so, by this logic, lose weight. The obesity epidemic suggests it has failed. He also questioned the validity of the research, when he stated in the article “is the experience of six days relevant to what
By being physically fit, it helps maintain a healthy weight, build strong bones, and prevent health problems. To conclude this discussion, Obesity is a standing and rising problem in the United States. If more people exercise regularly and practice a healthy diet, the population of obese people will decline. Obesity can cause several health and emotional issues and is the second cause of death in America. Since statistics show that one in three adults are obese, and one in five children are obese, there is a need for healthier meals and more exercise to stop the rise of this condition.
Weight loss can be steady and easily obtained, and therefore may lower the participants risk for heart disease and stroke ("health and wellness,"2014). However, given that the meals are delivered and prepackaged may not teach a participant the proper way to cook or shop for food. The fear, of course is that once the prepackaged meals and snacks are not available. The dieter will no longer be able to determine what is best to meet their nutritional and ongoing dietary needs. Recommendations I would not recommend Jenny Craig to a dieter due to the involvement of the pre-packaged and processed meals.
The Atkins diet is the opposite of what has generally been recommended; it requires the reduction of carbohydrates to 5% or less of total calories leaving fat and protein to make up the rest. The high fat and low-carbohydrate content of this diet goes against most diet research, has potentially harmful side effects and there is insufficient evidence to judge the long-term effectiveness of the Atkins diet. The long-term effectiveness can be determined by the ability of dieters to lose and maintain weight loss with few negative side effects. Weight maintenance is as important as weight loss to long-term health. One nutritionist said, “the American public needs to be told that diets are not followed for 8 days, 8 weeks, or 8 months, but rather form the basis of everyday food choices throughout their life” (Blackthorn).
Obesity does not fit the definition of a disease and can be readily prevented or controlled by diet and regular exercise. A person’s genetics may not always allow them to be at an ideal weight, but eating right and staying active will keep them healthy and decrease their risk developing obesity related diseases. The government’s recent push to see obesity as a disease is ineffective and may result in some negative repercussions. With the proper strategies and knowledge there is no limit to what size a person must be to live a full and completely functional life without being diagnosed with a disease.
Although there are multiples published works on hypertension and life style awareness, not much research is done on how to teach patients to reduce the sodium intake in their diet, and correctly read food labels. Studies have proven that non-pharmacological interventions have positive outcomes in controlling and preventing hypertension and other cardiovascular diseases. (Rocha-Goldberg et al., 2010). Any study was found that assess the impact of personalized class or support groups on reducing the sodium consumption in the diet in the Hispanic population and its impact in preventing or controlling hypertension and other cardiovascular diseases Rationale for Conducting the Study: Hypertension is responsible for an elevated morbidity and mortality in Hispanic older adults around the United States. The study’s intention is to assess h... ... middle of paper ... ... Clayton, & Hedberg, 2014).
Eating healthy: Nowadays we h... ... middle of paper ... ... certain cancers. Ways to improve healthy lifestyle: Sadly it is recognized that only very few people follow a healthy lifestyle. Out of many issues related to healthy lifestyle, controlling obesity is extremely important and is a major health priority this time. There are many ways to achieve our target of building a healthier society by adopting a healthy lifestyle. We need broad social realignments nationwide.