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Lifestyle preferences such as a being a ‘couch potato’ usually involve overeating which, not surprisingly, contributes to weight gain. In addition, another byproduct of being a ‘couch potato’ is a lack of exercise which is a major factor in obesity. The problem is not simply aesthetic in nature. It’s a major health problem in this country which has wide reaching affects.
Obesity has been linked with at least 30 adverse health conditions. Arthritis of the knees, back, hips and hands are common ailments of the obese. Breast cancer is twice as prevalent among obese women and men as compared to those of comparable gender that maintain a relatively stable weight as an adult. The obese also have a higher risk of contracting other cancers such as colorectal, esophageal, gastric and endometrial. The risk of cardiovascular disease is greater because obesity has a direct correlation with high cholesterol levels which blocks the arteries of the heart. In addition, the veins of the obese are more constricted which slows oxygen to the tissues of the body and prompts complaints of breathing problems, sleepiness and general fatigue. (“Overview of Obesity”, 2007). Obesity is the precursor of many significant health risks which costs individuals their lives at an early age and costs everyone else billions of dollars. In 1995, for example, obesity cost taxpayers almost $100 billion, about half of this figure is costs related to health care services, the other half in indirect expenses such as the total economic production lost due to time off work. (Wolf, 1998: 97).
Playing violent video games and watching violent television programs, in the short term, appears to affect hostility by prompting aggressive thoughts. Long-term effects are liable to be longer lasting as well because the player is trained then practices aggressive
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Adolescents, because of their aggressive age, love to see violence. They are interested in video games that satisfy their aggressive nature. This paper tends to discuss that too many video games are harmful for children’s normal development as video games normally spread the message of violence and aggression.
During my first year, I was an above average student. I never missed my classes, and I used to schedule my time so that I could do all my homework at the right time, and then spend my free time with my friends or play video games. However, after the first year, during the summer time, I bought Play Station 3.
Evidence concerning the health effects of fast foods indicates that, there is a need to minimize the consumptions of such food and provide a menu selection that is healthier for the population. Since the fast food industry continues to exhibit a rampant growth domestically and internationally, there is a need for a critical review on health implications of fast food and implement policies that can discourage the population from the habit of overreliance on these convenient foods and embrace nutritious and healthy meals (Cutler, Glaeser & Shapiro 93).
The game grew into several layers of Plexiglas involving thousands of games pieces and a multitude of world problems. The fourth graders’ naiveté and lack of experience do not stop them from coming up with solutions springing from positive attitude,
le League Baseball, Peewee Football and the like has diverted the focus of these organized sports from giving the kids enjoyment to making them feel pressured to win. This should not be the case.
Statsky shares that there are three major reasons as to why competitive organized
This work aims to identify whether it is possible to effectively utilize video games in developing morality instead of destroying the same. The main allegation against video games is that they make children lose empathy, trust and concern for others. This is so
If these institutions had proper safety procedures in place, the tragedies would have been avoided or at least been mitigated to some extent. This video, therefore, serves as a warning, as well as, a crucial information