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Obesity In America Today

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The Americans tend to lead a fast-paced lifestyle so convenience foods
and takeaways always seem like the best option. Its not. Obesity in
America has risen more than anywhere else in the world but not only with
adults, children are also suffering the same fate! If obesity is not
tackled then all around the world will suffer, not just America.

Some people in America suffer obesity through medical problems which is
not fault of their own and cannot be helped but others are ...


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The Americans tend to lead a fast-paced lifestyle so convenience foods
and takeaways always seem like the best option. Its not. Obesity in
America has risen more than anywhere else in the world but not only with
adults, children are also suffering the same fate! If obesity is not
tackled then all around the world will suffer, not just America.

Some people in America suffer obesity through medical problems which is
not fault of their own and cannot be helped but others are just far to
lazy and eat far to much. Americans are taking the lead in obesity and no
one seems to be doing anything about it except the medical research teams
and endocrinologists who are trying to find ways to battle the bulge.
With out the help of professionals it will be very hard for any obese
person to loose weight, and they definitely need the support of their
friends and family.

In 2004, the U.S. Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) ranked
obesity as the number one health threat facing America and no one seems
to be taking notice and doing anything about it. Obesity not only impacts
your medical health but can also lead to lower self-esteem, and cause
depression and discomfort in social situations, and is significantly
reducing the quality of life among adults or children in American
communities. Obesity in America is a growing story and needs to be
tackled immediately.

Obesity is not a simple condition of eating too much. It is now
recognized that obesity is a serious, chronic disease although eating to
much does add to the discomfort and problem of obesity. American eating
habits are different to many places, they are mainly carbohydrate eaters
and that’s where the problems lye. Obesity is defined as having a body
mass index (BMI) of 30 or higher. A BMI of 30, in most cases, means that
an individual is about 30 pounds over their ideal weight. Calculating
your BMI is the safest way to determine how overweight you are as it
calculates your height to weight ratio to give you a very close estimate
to what your weight should be.

Obesity in American is a serious and growing problem that is almost out
of hand and needs the American people to take a look at each other and do
something about it. If nothing is done then obesity is just a time bomb
lurking in Americas shadows waiting to explode!

				
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