Obesity And Personal Fitness

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In a generation of people so deeply involved in the idea of personal image, and motivated by wanting to look better than their peers, the question of obesity’s prevalence remains. With the number of personal fitness outlets opening, and the growing market of health food stores one can reasonably ask why does obesity still affect such a large number of individuals throughout the nation? Is it because they are content with being overweight and ignoring the growing fad of gluten free and physical fitness? While some view this as the main cause of obesity, others argue that this stems from something much more complex and deeply rooted in the DNA of the general population. Through in-depth research following this controversial topic, one can hope …show more content…
They think of these restaurants that are serving food filled with fats, oils, and an abundance of other unhealthy preservatives leading to weight gain; however, that may not always be the case. It’s come to the attention that many “healthy” alternatives are equally as bad for one as the simple fast food fix. Joseph Pizzorno, a naturopathic doctor, explains that, “even those who try to eat healthy are sabotaged by conventionally grown food,” he then goes on to explain that the foods thought to be healthy are actually lacking nutrients and high in toxins (Pizzorno 2015). People often need to see results in order to accurately come to a conclusion about a specific issue. For those who look at what people eat in order to draw conclusions about obesity may be inaccurately depicting the issue due to the information that Pizzorno shares. People who attempt to lose weight the conventional way often start with their diet. They analyze what foods they are eating and what foods they think they should eat in order to get to their goal weight. However, what happens when the foods they’re eating to lose weight actually cause their weight loss to stagnant? Pizzorno’s view on this topic leads to a false representation of obesity. It can be easy for people to assume that obesity is a disease when attempting to eat healthier foods does not show results, when in fact their …show more content…
According to a recent study conducted by the CDC, obesity rates are influenced by race, gender and socioeconomic variables. In addition to this, they also have concluded that the highest rates of obesity in the United States were found in locations with a lower socioeconomic status (Broady 2015). After reading this information, one must ask why exactly do these socioeconomic factors play such a large role in determining our weight? It is because people cannot afford healthier options, which are often times more expensive? Or is it because they lack the education to make informed decisions about their well being? While both of these could potentially be a factor in leading obesity, one must also look at the harsh reality the perhaps the people simply do not care. Often times people of a low economic status are plagued with difficulties of finding a steady job, supporting their families, and potentially even drug or alcohol abuse. When it comes down to it, these people may simply just be trying to survive each day rather than looking at the long run of their wellbeing. While this may be the case for some families that come from less economically stable neighborhoods, one factor triumphs all for these individuals. The factor being relative distance to local grocery stores and convenience stores. This source argues that, “residents

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