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Persuasive Essay On Mental Health

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In 2008, there were more than 1,977,000 deaths that were caused by preventable risk factors. The top 3 causes of death in the United States are diseases of the heart, malignant neoplasms (cancer), and chronic lower respiratory diseases. All these diseases are preventable. People need to start paying more attention to what they’re eating, exercising more, giving up unhealthy behaviors and taking care of our mental health. One of the most effective ways to promote people living healthier lifestyles is to start when children are young. One in every three children (31.7%) ages 2-19 is overweight or obese (3). One study found that obese 6-8 year-olds were approximately ten times more likely to become obese adults than those with lower BMIs (4). This is a very large increase in obese children from 20 years ago. States could require schools to serve healthier and more affordable meals than they currently are. They could have meals that all had the recommended amounts of grains, fruits, vegetables and protein for children. They could also ensure that it would be cheap for students to eat wh...

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  • Explains that the top 3 causes of death in the united states are diseases of the heart, malignant neoplasms (cancer), and chronic lower respiratory diseases.
  • Explains that one in every three children ages 2-19 is overweight or obese. obese 6-8 year-olds are approximately ten times more likely to become obese adults than those with lower bmis.
  • Argues that states could require schools to serve healthier and more affordable meals than they currently are. they could also ensure that it would be cheap for students to eat.
  • Argues that children learn from their parents as well as pick up their habits. families are eating out more than they were in the past.
  • Opines that parents could teach their children about the different food groups and show them how to eat meals from every group.
  • Recommends drinking water instead of soda or juice with added sugar; eating more fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins; and choosing low-fat or fat-free dairy products.
  • Explains that physical activity is an essential part of a healthy lifestyle. it can greatly reduce your risk for lots of chronic diseases, such as heart disease, cancer, and stroke.
  • Explains that children and adults are spending more time in front of a screen than is recommended and very little time getting much needed physical activity.
  • Opines that playing during recess at school, physical education class, and participating in school sports are great ways to get kids physically active.
  • Argues that states could pass laws requiring kids to get the required amount of physical activity while they are in school. it could be mandatory to take a physical education class each school term, and require all students to pass certain performance based tests.
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