Still others blame the heredity and/or ethnicity of the person. Many place the blame on more environmental sources. These might include, but are not limited to, education level, peer group, and scocio-economic factors. The American Medical Association identifies genetic, environmental, and psychological influences on obesity (Hwang 1999). According to the American Medical Association, being obese means that 30% of your ideal body weight is constituted by fat.
Some symptoms of being obese include a body fat percentage greater than thirty percent for women and twenty-five percent for men or weighing more than twenty percent more than your ideal body weight (Simon 2000). One would need to visit their physician in order to accurately determine their body fat percentage or their ideal weight. Now that we have a better understanding of what obesity is, we will look at exactly how widespread it is and whom it affects. Being overweight and obesity are serious health problems. “In 1993, obesity was identified as a key contributor to at least 300,000 deaths each year in America,” according to former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Health, J. Michael McGinnis, MD, and the former Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), William Foege (Klein 2000).
There is a book called Understanding Obesity that says that the reason we need to be concerned is that excess weight is the cause of more illness than virtually any other medical condition. So this means that Obesity is a massive problem that affects the health of people. According to a web page Obesity causes 30,000 deaths a year, this is a big number for death and is literary caused because of the food. Obesity is a huge problem in the United States, Americans are grossly overweight, not only adults but also children. There are many causes for this, for example genetics, lack of exercise and food calories; obesity negatively affects our body in many ways causing health problems, people can reduce obesity by weight-loss surgery.
Some theorized reasons are health issues, culture, fashion, media and sports influences associated with each body type. The hypothesis that was chosen for this research is that the reason of acceptance of underweight bodies over the overweight bodies is due to the health issues associated with being fat. If the hypothesis is confirmed, this would mean that people would body shame overweight people, reducing their self-confidence and promoting self-hate. This could affect their performance in university as well as affect their personal
Obesity also has an impact on the economy, the nation's productivity and even the national defense. It is estimated that one hundred ninety billion dollars was spent on health services for the obese in the year 2005, and is expected to double each year. Loss of work days, high... ... middle of paper ... ...g, biking, and sports are ways to get moving while having fun. It is suggested to get at least twenty to thirty minutes of exercise a day, followed by five to ten minutes of stretching. By being physically fit, it helps maintain a healthy weight, build strong bones, and prevent health problems.
The definition of obesity is “the condition of being grossly fat.” that is what is becoming of the world not only in the U.S. The world health organization (W.H.O) says back in 2005, approximately 1.6 billion adults over the of age 15+ were overweight, at least 400 million adults were obese and at least 20 million children under the age of 5 years were overweight. If this trend continues by 2015 up to 2.3 billion adults will overweight and more than 700 million will be obese. Not only does this affect the people but it also effects the government health systems -”news medical What is obesity.” In today’s world, this should not be a problem with all the activities and programs out there. In the past this was not a problem, it was a rare occurrence to see someone morbidly obese.
It is in most things that people eat, even without their knowledge. It can indirectly raise people’s medical costs, and make them feel more sluggish. Another reason to remove trans fat is also because it raises the risk of health problems. Digesting two to three grams a day can increase the risks of heart disease, bad cholesterol, obesity, type II diabetes, and much more. Since “more than a third of the adult population is obese”, this indirecting is a bad influence to the younger growing generations .
Being obese causes for a more difficult life in the United States More than 72 million people are diagnose with obesity in the United States. That is more than one third of the United States population. Obesity is a condition where a person body fat exceeds a height and muscle chart that doctors made to keep the human body healthy. Obesity can be caused by a few factors but the most common related factors are improper dieting and little to no exercise are the leading factors, on why thirty three percent of Americans are obese. Obesity have been linked to increase blood pressure, organ failure and even death if left unchecked by a doctor.
Obesity in United States has caused over 112,000 deaths that could have been prevented. Obese citizens all over the world are at high risk for multiple health issues such as high blood pressure, heart diseases, Type 2 diabetes, and High cholesterol, some type of cancer, Hypertension, and Cardio vascular disease. In the United States highest concern with obesity is the health risk within obese adults. In comparison to United States, Mexico shares the same problems. Mexico has more obese adults then America does.
Classifying who is obese and who isn’t obese is determined by percentages of body fat. Women with body fat above 32% and men with body fat over 25% are obese. Obesity alone causes 10% of deaths in America. Boys who are not adults with higher than 25% body fat are obese and girls who are not yet adults with higher than 30% body fat are considered obese. Obesity is the second leading cause of preventable deaths in America today.