It is an interesting topic because it is a social issue that is causing alarming effects on the mental and physical health of children. The biggest reason of obesity is unhealthy food which is increasingly becoming an all-American…
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With increased viewing of TV and computer today, the energy generated by the flight of the imagination keeps the physical responses from getting expressed. This increases aggression and lethargy in children as well as making them obese. This paper aims to accomplish an understanding about what hazards obesity brings with it. The paper argues that obesity is a disease both for children and for adults.
Let’s first ponder upon the reasons why adults and children are getting more and more obese these days. The biggest reason is unhealthy food. People have got busier lives in this competitive world, so they have less time to spend in the grocery store buying cheap but healthy food and in the kitchen over lengthy cooking processes. Thus, they prefer looking for a quick and easy, already prepared, meal that they can grab at a nearby fast food corner. Fast food, also known as junk food, is increasingly becoming an all-American choice, both for adult and for children. When we compare expensive fast food with cheap healthy food, all nutritionists agree on the fact that healthy food is not only cheap but also gives the body all essential nutrients that it needs to stay healthy and active; while, junk food is not only expensive but also deprives the body of important nutrients, thus making people frail, fatigued, inactive, and obese because of empty calories. Another problem is the use of exaggerated statements and images. For example, when an advertisement says: “XYZ Fried Chicken, the tastiest and healthiest meal you ever ate!”, it means a lot for children as they are going to believe that the junk food is the healthiest food in the world. Hence, they consume unhealthy food and become obese, which leads to many problems in their later lives such as high blood pressure, diabetes, lethargy, increased cholesterol, and heart diseases.
Han, Lawlor and Kimm (2010, p. 1737-1748) assert that disastrous impacts of childhood obesity include type 2 diabetes and
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Approximately 33.8% of American adults have been diagnosed with obesity, as well as 17% of children; worldwide, one billion adults and roughly 10% of children are obese. Each year, these statistics grow, and as they do so, scientists and doctors discover more ways in which obesity can be harmful to those that have already been diagnosed and to those that are at risk.
It is a condition that needs to be tackled because it serves as a base for many pathologies affecting the normal functioning of the human beings. It has many underlying causes which include an imbalanced diet and a reduction in the physical activity of the individuals.
The author analyzes different factors that lead to kids obesity such as food, lack of physical activity and obese parents and the way how to prevent it. One of the most important factors that promote unhealthy dietary habits among the children is the exposure of high-calorie food on the television.
An obese person is therefore one who has too much fats in their body than should be, hence greatly affecting their body weight. Overweight in an individual can therefore be classified as obesity when their Body Mass Index (BMI) exceeds 30 (thirty) (Kiess, Marcus, & Wabitsch 2004).
An evaluation of the knowledge about the health policies impact on people in relation to obesity has been made. The obesity is an issue which can be curbed by sharing knowledge and making people aware of the drawbacks a person might face due to obesity. Introduction In the recent years, the people of America have been facing serious hurdles with regard to their weight.
Obesity is a serious and persistent health problem in America today, predominantly among women. Obesity is responsible for affecting the quality of life for people and increasing the incidence of mortality in women. Obesity has spread nationwide but remains essentially concentrated among women in the United States.
ly speaking, obesity refers to anyone who carries more body fat on their frame than is considered healthy for a person of their particular height and bone structure. Officially, obesity refers to people who are 40 to 100 pounds over their recommended weight while those who are