Essay on It 's Your Choice : Healthy Or Unhealthy?

1902 Words Dec 9th, 2015 8 Pages
It’s Your Choice: Healthy or Unhealthy? America is not just only the country with the most gyms, but it is also the country with the highest obesity rates. Approximately 78.6 million American adults and 12.7 million children and adolescents are obese. Over the past several years, overweight, obesity and unhealthy eating habits have increased gradually and now poses a major health problem. A person who is overweight has a body mass index or commonly known as BMI, of 25 to 30. In addition, for an obese person, it can range from 30 to over 40. It may eventually lead to serious health conditions such as Diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and even respiratory problems. It is easier for people to blame others, such as fast food restaurants and the government for their unhealthy lifestyles. However, there are endless options available, so Americans must take personal responsibility in order to decide what choices best suits each person. Teenagers tend struggle with responsibility more than any other age groups, especially when it comes to time management. According to an online article, 8 Out Of 10 Americans Eat Fast Food At Least Once A Month, Says Gallup Poll, on Huffpost, Rachel Tepper notes, “The survey also found that young adults, aged 18 to 29, eat fast food more often.” This is certainly true since college students are frequently overwhelmed with homework and party when friends all the time, and therefore rely on fast food and on vending machines for…

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