Obesity in America
America is one of the most obese countries in the world and the reasons are quite obvious. Just take a look around you. There is a fast food chain restaurant at every block. Obesity continues to be a major problem. Between the years 1980 and 2000, the obesity rate nearly doubled among the adults in the United States. The sad thing is that even after knowing these facts, people do not practice healthy eating habits that can help prevent obesity, or at least lower the obesity rate. Moreover, the rate of childhood obesity has doubled in just 30 years. It is not the excess fat that is the issue; it is the problems and health risks that come along with it. About 70% of obese youth are at risk for one cardiovascular disease, including cancer of the breast, colon, kidney, pancreas, and etc. (CDC, 2013). “When it comes to carrying around extra weight, there is a price to be paid- medically, socially, professionally, and economically "(Reinert, 2012). Obesity is a fast growing epidemic among young adult due to diet choices and lack of exercise; two solutions would be funded health-monitored programs and guided active learning within classrooms to fight childhood obesity.
The Effect of Poor Diet Choices
First, the poor decision for diet choices reflects poorly as the obesity rate continues to skyrocket. Many blame fast food for being the number one cause of obesity in America. Processed corn selling in the form of fast food has become so cheap and instantly available that Americans cannot give up such an offer and think about eating healthy. All these poor food choices are available in so many different forms. Mary Lowth says a solution to obesity would include “putting food out of sight, diet, exercise and skipping de...
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...he lives of employers (Reinert, 2012).
Obesity is a steadily growing problem for Americans, especially for American children. Fast food indirectly affects the eating habits and obesity of people in the United States. There are several reasons of increasing popularity of fast food but it is a fact that fast food is not very healthy and balanced food. By avoiding such food one can easily get enough energy to exercise and cut the high-density foods. The growing cause of childhood obesity can be decreased if society focuses on the causes. Choosing healthier meals and exercising regularly can decrease the rate significantly. Focusing on these causes may, over time, decrease childhood obesity and lead a healthier society as a whole. Government funded health programs and active learning within classrooms are a great way to start in decreasing the obesity rate.