Neglectful Behavior In Young Adults

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Every individual, especially young adults, still deserves nurturing parents that provides attention and care for his or her health and well-being. Regrettably, many young adults were being overlooked by their parents such that they do not receive proper attention and support they needed to function in the healthiest way. Parents that interact with their teenagers but provide little emotional support are also characterized as neglectful. Parents of this kind might exhibit behaviors such as unfairly blaming the young adult for problems or having unrealistic academic and emotional expectations.

Neglect as defined by Straus and Kantor (2005) states:

“Neglectful behavior is a behavior by a caregiver (parents) that constitutes a failure to
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A person is more likely to develop obesity if one or both parents are obese. Genetics also affects hormones involved in the fat regulation. Diet or the quality of food intake is also a factor related to obesity. Food high in carbohydrates increase blood glucose levels. Some scientist believe that simple carbohydrates like sugars, fructose, desserts, soft drinks, beer, wine, etc. contribute to weight gain because they are more rapidly absorbed into the blood steam than complex carbohydrates like pasta, brown rice , grains, vegetables, raw fruits, etc. Physical inactivity can causes obesity. Inactive people burn fewer calories than people who are active. Based on the survey of the National Health and Examination Surveys (NHANES) showed that physical inactivity was strongly correlated with weight gain in both sexes. It means that people who engage in different kinds of sports like basketball, volleyball, baseball, swimming, etc. has less percent of being obese because their body is more used than those who have no physical activity in their everyday …show more content…
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), at least 2.8 million adults die each year as a result of being overweight or obese. Unfortunately, this number is likely to increase over the years (, date accessed Nov. 9, 2014)

Filipinos are fond of eating. Filipinos also eat in between meals. This may be the reason why obesity for both children and adults is on the rise in the Philippines as revealed in a report by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME). While girls are less prone to obesity than boys early on, this trend reverses as they become adults. However, both sexes are still losers in the battle of the bulge, as obesity rates increase as they age. IHME reported that 1 of 4 Filipinos are overweight while 1 out of 20 are

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