Negative Effects Of Obesity

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Register to read the introduction… Social and economic environment play a huge role in the development of obesity. Studies have proven that “25.6 percent of White girls are overweight or obese compared to 41.3 percent of Black and 38.6 percent of Hispanic girls” (Ogden). The boys’, as well as adults’ statistics look very similar to this. There are not any proven facts of why different races tend to be more obese than others, but there are popular hypotheses formed about this dilemma, “children from poverty stricken families are . . . at greater risk for obesity than other socioeconomic groups” (Green). Many believe that minorities become more obese than the majorities because the minorities cannot afford to cook healthy meals for their family. More than likely the parents of the minority families are working as much as they can to make enough money so they will be able to make it through the month. Once the parents get off of work they do not have enough time, as well as money, to cook a healthy home cooked meal. It is convenient, as well as economically efficient, to eat out at fast food restaurants. Although it is time-saving and cheaper to eat fast food, it is not the healthiest choice. This circumstance paves the way for the family as a whole to become …show more content…
The best solution is to participate in physical activity regularly. Exercise is required to burn of the excess calories or otherwise the individual will gain weight, and it is proven that “regular physical activity can reduce obesity. . .” (Green). Participating in “physical activity provides a great opportunity for obesity prevention. . . .” and it is estimated that “every year at least 1.9 million people die as a result of physical inactivity” (Serra-Majem). In addition to this, an individual should also eat healthy and diet. A healthy diet would consist of lean meats, paired with vegetables and fruits. “A healthy eating plan is low in saturated fat, trans fat, cholesterol, sodium, and added sugar” (“Explore Overweight”). There will be different dietary plans for everyone, and this depends on how much exercise the individual engages in. If a person is participating in little or no physical activity, then he or she should cut down on the calories that they consume daily to be able to maintain a healthy weight. If the amount of calories a person consumed equals the amount of calories they expended, then their weight will stay the same; if the amount of calories consumed is more than the amount of calories expended then the person will gain weight; if the amount of calories consumed is less than the amount of calories expended then the person lose weight (“Explore

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