Obesity Informative Speech

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The Obesity Epidemic Topic: Obesity Organization: Topical Specific Purpose: To inform my audience about the obesity epidemic I. Introduction a. Attention Getter: Did you know that 68.8 percent of adult Americans are considered to be either overweight or obese? That’s more than two thirds. And 35.7 percent of adults are considered to be obese. That’s more than one third. b. Relevance: Weight problems are something a lot of people struggle with in college. I.E.; Freshman 15. And being healthy in college can really help people deal with other stuff better. Because when you don’t have to worry about your health you can focus on exams and homework more. c. Credibility Statement: Just like you, I am a college student. I too have to live with …show more content…

“Obesity is a complex condition, one with serious social and psychological dimensions, that affects virtually all age and socioeconomic groups and threatens to overwhelm both developed and developing countries” (controlling the global obesity epidemic). I quoted that whole line because it is the best worded statement I have seen in my research when it comes to summing up the obesity epidemic. Transition to 2nd main point: Now that we can see all the health risks tied with obesity, lets talk about how prevalent obesity is in todays world and how many people have it. b. A surprising amount of people today are overweight and obese. i. The official definition of obesity, is having a BMI of greater than 29.9. (Obesity and overweight). For example for a 5’10” male, a weight of 160lbs would yield a BMI of 23.0. Perfectly within the BMI range of healthy weight, 18.5- 24.9. But if that 5’10” male weighed say 230lbs, they would have a BMI of 33.0, and would be considered Obese. ii. Some facts about obesity from the World Health Organization. (Obesity and overweight) 1. Since 1980, worldwide obesity has doubled. 2. In 2014, more than 1.9 billion adults were overweight. Of those, over 600 million were …show more content…

That is 39% of adults being overweight, and 13% of adults being obese. iii. A lot of children are overweight and obese too, unfortunately. Childhood obesity is especially sad because, for the most part, the parents are at fault. The child, especially when they’re young, have no control over what they eat and couldn’t try to be healthy, even if they wanted to. “In 2013, 42 million children under the age of 5 were overweight of obese.” (Obesity and

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