The Importance Of Young Adulthood

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During young adulthood, range from 18- 40 years old, life is quite busy since people are always on the run. It is easy to say that many people do not think what they eat before they eat. Perhaps, it is because of the busy life during young adulthood that has a huge impact in our diet which can be detrimental to our health. In addition, many people have to go to work and school and they end up having little or no time to eat. In this case, they run to the closest fast food place and order something that is not very healthy. According to Fryer and Ervin (2013), “During 2007–2010, adults consumed, on average, 11.3% of their total daily calories from fast food.” Young adulthood is the phase in life that many people consume low nutrient food which…show more content…
Reading the labels when grocery shopping is vital since that’s what will make a difference in your body. Although, young adults have a busy life, they should consider changing their eating habits. Perhaps, starting a weekly meal plan will help to decrease the number of bad fats and empty carbohydrates among other things. People should also consider doing more activities in order to maintain a healthy status. According to the Department of Health and Human Services and Department of Agriculture, “physical activity levels have remained low over time”. This research proves that young adults are eating more and exercising less. Maybe changing eating habits and doing more exercise would help them to improve their health. NUTRITIONAL…show more content…
Therefore, people tend to go to McDonalds to have a Big Mac rather than getting healthier food. According to Fryar and Ervin (2013), “in the youngest age group, 20–39, the percentage of calories consumed from fast food significantly decreased with increasing income level.” In this case, people that have lower income tend to have more unhealthy food because they cannot afford healthy food. It goes without saying that the United States is among the leading countries when it comes to obesity. People who are overweight tend to develop health complications such as diabetes, metabolic syndrome, hypertension, etc. (Roth, 2014, p. 275). Consequently, it is important that they improve their nutrients intake by controlling it. Fast food is prone to have high calories, and when people overweight have them, they are just adding up more fat to their body. So, 3,500 calories equal to 1 pound, by consuming a complete meal at a fast food facility, the individual would be way over that in one day. It goes without saying that the United States is among the leading countries when it comes to
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