Body Of Prison Analysis

Body of Prison “The abundance of cheap food with low nutritional value in the Western diet has wreaked havoc on our health; in America, one third of children and two thirds of adults are overweight or obese and are more likely to develop diabetes and cardiovascular disease.” as attributed to Ellen Gustafson. Obesity is a huge problem that has affected many people throughout the world. Obesity refers to the excess of fat on the human body. Fast food is a booming industry and is sure to stay around for a long time, but Americans need to start eating beneficial foods such as: grains, proteins, vegetables, fruits, and dairy products. Though most people crave the taste of fast food from a fast food restaurant, all they are doing is hurting their …show more content…
Other countries have access to fast food restaurants that are to blame for much of the obesity. The question at hand is why does the obesity rate in the United States surpass those of every other country. People in the United States have an obesity rate of 35.7%; this is based on one third of the population. As of 2014, the United States population was at 318.9 million. Obesity happens when food begins to takes over people 's lives to the point that it is all they can think about. According to Harvard Health Publications, “ the effects of high-fat, sugary “comfort foods” push people toward overeating.” Because of these urges, it makes it harder for a person to resist eating fatty foods that cause weight gain. The many causes of obesity vary between every person, though some cause include bad lifestyles choices, environmental conditions, and genetics. Some effects are the risk of several debilitating and deadly diseases, loss of memory, …show more content…
This is because every person is different and unique. The lifestyle choices a person makes throughout their lives plays a crucial role on the outcome of their weight. A person that goes to the gym or does some type of physical activity is less likely to become obese than a person that never exercises. People 's lifestyle has changed over the years with the many advances in technology. Obesity is caused by the lack of calorie balance. Calorie balance is “when we take in the same number of calories as we use up” (L. Rossen, E. Rossen). With the lifestyle choices today, people are not maintaining a calorie balance due to the lack of physical exercise. A person 's environmental conditions are also a factor when it comes to the causes of obesity. The environment people live in in modern times have many flaws. The fact that there are very few healthy restaurants to eat at makes it difficult to eat healthy. There are fast food restaurants around every corner. According to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, “Our environment doesn’t support healthy lifestyle habits, in fact, it encourages obesity.” All anyone cares about today is fast and cheap food, and this is what our environment has provided for Americans. If only people cared a little bit more about their bodies, they would think to look at the substance or nutrition facts. People need to know what they are putting into their bodies, so

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