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    Survey (NHANES) 1999–2000 indicate that an estimated 64 percent of U.S. adults are either overweight or obese.” (www.cdc.gov) In addition, “The number of overweight children in the United States has more than doubled since the early 1970s” (www.naaso.org) and “about 15 percent of children and adolescents are now overweight.” (www.cdc.gov) There is a difference in being overweight and being obese. Being overweight “refers to increased body weight in relation to height, when compared to some standard

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    Obesity in Ameirca

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    weight based on height. Even scarier is that obesity rates for children have doubled over the last 20 years, and overweight children are being diagnosed with obesity-related illnesses such as diabetes sleep apnea, and respiratory illness that in the past have only afflicted adults... They are eating too much-fat-rich foods such as soft drinks, and snacks foods, and have decreased there physical exercise and or activities. Our children today spend more time in from of television, computer and video

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    directly to fast food. I was appalled by the fact that since 1980 the number of people either fat of obese has doubled, and in that time frame there are twice as many overweight children and three times as many overweight adolescents. Looking strictly at the numbers, it is very easy to find a direct correlation between the number of overweight or obese individuals and the number of fast food establishments. However these fast food outlets are not created in a vacuum, they are servicing a demand. Each day

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    The prevalence of overweight and obese children and adults has been on the steady rise in America for the last decade to a point where America is considered among the fastest nation in the world (Koch 2007). The growing number of people with obesity has remained a major concern for the United States government, as the prevalence has seen the unproductivity levels in the nation increase. This has also increased health care costs as well as social stigmatization to individuals affected (U.S. Department

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    neglect and focus on physical and sexual abuse, one can argue, is due to the differences between who is responsible for some of the forms of neglect (McSherry, 2007). For instance, parents, in particular, those with lower level incomes, of overweight and obese children might be considered neglecting their child from the consumption of nutritional foods. Yet, limited geographical access of healthy food markets, education, along with the financial wherewithal may prevent the feasibility of obtaining healthy

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    Obesity in America

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    pounds after giving birth. Another said cause of weight gain is when the energy intake is more then the energy outtake in the body. That is not always the case. “According to recent reports, more than six in 10 adults are overweight or obese, and the number of overweight children is on the rise.” Is a quote taken from the McDonalds website. Some other problems for obesity can also be a result as problems such as: · Laziness- Inactivity resulting from a dislike of physical activity. · Psychological

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    Shame on You

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    Shame on You It seems that the average family is spending more time going out to fast food restaurants than eating at home. With more Americans eating out, obesity is at a new high. With the ever rising obesity problem in America, fast food chains are being pointed out as the ones to blame. Who’s at fault? Is it the consumers or the companies making the unhealthy food readily available? While eating out is becoming the easiest alternative to a sit down dinner at home, the effects of too much fast

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    social one. 1. More than 35% of American adults are classified as obese with a BMI over 30. a. Obesity is seen in all races and ages. 2. Obesity leads to a lower self-esteem and image issues a. Bullying is commonly targeted towards those who are overweight. b. The press and media portray obesity often in a demeaning way. c. “Fat jokes” are common among school aged kids and teasing is seen a lot at this age. 3. Besides the image issues, obesity has a negative effect on the body. a. A higher risk of

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    people overweight, underweight and sometimes a normal weight. Body size has been related to several gynecological disorders. Higher risks of infertility have been found in both overweight and underweight women. To what extent being excessively under or overweight increases a woman’s risk for infertility is unknown. Women who are excessively underweight or overweight may be at increased risk of amenorrhea. Women need to have a certain amount of body fat in order to menstruate and conceive children.

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    Aerobic Dancing and Weight Control

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    is time. Aerobics dancing is one of the most effective aids in weight control, with the added benefits of improved self-esteem and confidence. Many people cannot enjoy life due to their weight and other problems brought on by being overweight. Those who are overweight cannot mentally handle the thought of going out and being seen. That is why solutions for keeping weight within an appropriate range for height, sex, and age are essential. One of the most effective ways of reaching appropriate weight

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