Essay On Obesity In America

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Obesity is a serious and increasing problem among children, adolescents, and adults. “Obesity is a rising problem in the United States. Obesity rates have more than doubled in adults and children since the 1970’s” (National Center for Health Statistics, 2009). Obesity is the result of fat accumulated over time due to the lack of a balanced diet and exercise. Many things play a factor in obesity in America such as the many fast food restaurants, poor diet and not exercising. Obesity is an epidemic and affects millions of people of the United States every day
Life can sometimes get hectic or extremely busy so many of us tend to pick up something quick and many times its fast food. The fast food industry is one of the largest parts of the United States economy. Companies such as Burger King, Wendy's, Taco Bell, McDonalds, and In-N-Out have become a daily consumption here in the United States. Each of these companies manages under a similar statement to serve a quick and filling meal for a very low cost. The average American now consumes about three hamburgers and four orders of French fries every week. “That’s 90 grams of fat and 2,520 calories. The average person
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Some people need an extra push to begin living actively. A lot of times in modern America, if it is not easy, a person will not do it. Being overweight is a problem that is endlessly expanding. Teaching students effectively could be the key to dramatically lowering the obesity rate in America. Many things play a factor in obesity in America such as the many fast food restaurants, poor diet and not exercising; however obesity is not just a matter of being fat, overweight; it also can cause other fatal comorbidities such as diabetes, heart failure, and other diseases. This health problem affects everybody not only adults. Bringing awareness to the issue is the first step in creating a solution for the

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