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  • Obesity : Obesity And Obesity

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    Obesity, also often referred to as being excessively overweight. An abnormal accumulation of body fat over an individual’s ideal body weight. Obesity has been associated with U.S. for many decades, but the cause of it is still unknown. There are many factors such as genetics, various combinations of hormonal, metabolic, and behavioral factors that play a role in obesity. In most of the cases, it is still hard to determine the exact causation of obesity. This epidemic has been increasing throughout

  • Obesity And Obesity : Obesity

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    talking about overweight and obesity. Besides this, the human body demands to execute some kind of physical activities in order to preserve a healthy condition. When neglecting to manage this, more repercussions appear. In addition, it has been shown that physical inactivity in conjunction with other recreational activities highly guarantee weight gain. To say the least, “Physical inactivity and watching TV have been shown to be the risk factors for childhood obesity” (Albaladejo et al. 4). A combination

  • Obesity : Obesity And Obesity

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    One solution to help decrease obesity would be to limit or decrease the amount of time people spend in front of a screen. When people sit in front of a screen they do not stay active or even move for hours. Researches have concluded that the leading factor for obesity in children is due to the increased amount of TV time. The same researchers have supporting reasons that there is an increase in eating food, the nutritionally depleted effects of food advertising, and the decrease in energy when a

  • Obesity : Obesity And Obesity

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    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

  • Obesity : Obesity And Obesity

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    Obesity is defined as increase body weight due to unnecessary buildup of body fat by Webster’s dictionary. It is a situation or syndrome in which the “the natural energy reserve of humans or mammals, which is stored in fat tissue, is expanded far beyond usual levels to the point where it impairs health.” Obesity is most often restrained by using the BMI (body mass index). BMI is calculated by distributing the weight in kilograms by the height formed in meters. A desirable BMI for children to sustain

  • Childhood Obesity : Obesity And Obesity

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    Childhood Obesity For three decades, the Healthy People (HP) initiative has in its agenda childhood obesity. The current Healthy People 2020 topic on nutrition and weight status has clearly defined the close relationship between “eating a healthful diet and maintaining a healthy body weight” (HP 2020, 2014). As cited by Pratt and Lamson (n.d.), “Childhood obesity has been identified as a nationwide epidemic that impacts children regardless of sex, age, race, and ethnic group. As children who

  • Childhood Obesity : Obesity And Obesity

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    Childhood Obesity Childhood obesity is on the rise in many countries today. There are numerous causes of obesity in America, and the majority of them can be eliminated simply by household teachings. In her book Fed Up! Winning the War Against Childhood Obesity, Susan Okie explains how childhood obesity is taking over, “The growing numbers of obese children in the United States and in many other countries are victims of an epidemic just as surely as if they were infected with a virus.” The leading

  • Obesity : Obesity And Obesity

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    Amongst one of the bigger health issues in United States children is obesity. Obesity is a condition in which a person has accumulated an excess amount of body fat that it has become detrimental to their health. To track this health professionals use the term “obese” when a person has a body mass index (BMI) of over 30. Although BMI should not be the only determining factor of whether or not you child is obese as it only takes into account of height and weight, it is one of the better known systems

  • obesity

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    Underweight's BMI is less than 18.5, overweight's BMI is 25.0 to 29.9 while obesity's BMI is greater than 30. Obesity has become one of a serious health problem in the world. According to WHO 2008, there was 11% of adults aged 20 years and above in the world were obese and 35% of adults were overweight (WHO,2013). Obesity is a severe public health problem which can threaten our health. This is because obesity is a factor that can develop into certain chronic diseases later life, for examples diabetes, cancers

  • Obesity

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    comes from being different in this so-called prefect society. According to “obese” comes from the word obesus which is past participle of obedere to eat away (“Obese”). There are at least five major theories on what causing childhood obesity epidemic: “1) genetics (the “thrifty gene “) 2) the “weight set point,” 3) low metabolism, 4) the food-rich environment, and 5) sedentary lifestyle” (Pretlow 2). In society, people have a busy schedule, and do not have time to plan meals. Not planning