Obesity English 101 5/19/2022 According to the Mayo Clinic, Obesity is a


English 101


According to the Mayo Clinic, Obesity is a disorder involving excessive body

fat that increases health problems. Obesity occurs when a person’s body

mass index (BMI) is 30 or higher. Over the last few decades, obesity has

become more of a health problem and now considered to be an epidemic and

a major contributor to some of the leading causes of death in the United

States of America. How should we control obesity to become healthier and

live longer? Having a healthy body comes with many benefits. Having obesity

isn’t easy to fix for most but it is definitely fixable within time and motivation.

The results are worth it and it’s never too late.

The main treatments of obesity are mainly eating healthy, controlling the

amount you eat, and consistent exercising. There are many questions people

have regarding obesity and the problems obesity can cause. Questions like,

“Can obesity be cured?”, “Does obesity affect your mental health?”, or “What

causes obesity and how do we prevent it?”. An expert named Yasmine S. Ali

stated on October 14, 2021 “Preventing obesity helps you reduce your risk of

a host of associated health issues, from heart disease to diabetes to some

cancers and much more.” Requested foods and nutrients that you can add

into your diet can be whole grains, vegetables, whole fruits, nuts, seeds, plant

oils, or good sources of protein. It is important that we feed our kids these

foods and provide them the nutrients they need as well. Obesity can become

a bigger problem overtime so it is important that taking care of our health and

body is put as a priority.

Obesity is a prevalent metabolic disease that increases the risk of other

diseases. Some causes of obesity can be hereditary genes, depression,

increased sleep, less activity, consuming too many calories or high amounts of

energy, such as fats and sugars. Obesity is not only an aesthetic problem in

the United States; it is a national epidemic. This has also become a social

issue in several ways, as we will see. 36.5 percent of people worldwide are

overweight or obese, yet this is only true in the United States. In the United

States, more than two-thirds of the population is obese. Participation is open

to all ages. At this point, more than 12.7 million American children are either

overweight or obese. According to this data, obesity has a detrimental effect

on public health. Obesity Risk Factors. Poor eating habits and a lack of

physical activity can all contribute to obesity. Most families rely on fast food as

their primary source of nutrition. As a result of marketing of fast food in the

United States, the typical American diet has become one of hamburgers and

fries. In the article “Combined Acupoints for the Treatment of Patients with

Obesity”, “White bread, steak, and French fries are the most popular foods in

the United States” according to (Brown,2019), this proves that cutting out

unhealthy foods in our diet can help us be healthier and prevent obesity.

To make matters worse, the food is of low quality and has an abundance of

sugar. These days, a normal dinner includes a substantial amount of

food.Low-income families may have trouble finding fresh fruits and vegetables

in their local grocers. In certain cases, a market is too far away or too distant

from a family’s home for them to get to it. “The proximity of fast-food

restaurants and food banks influences these people’s dietary choices”

according to (Campbell,2016). Intervention rigor for the Healthy School Start

(HSS) program, while also tracking the effects on the health of children and

parents. It is a four-pronged approach to preventing childhood obesity and the

onset of type 2 diabetes in parents by promoting a healthy home diet and

regular physical activity for kids entering elementary school (ages 5-7). The

weight and diet of the child, as well as the feeding habits and type 2 diabetes

risk of the parents, will be monitored. Linear and ordinal regression analysis

will be used to examine the impact on the primary and secondary outcomes.

The findings will help bridge the gap between research and practice in

school-based health programs. A person’s increased chance of developing

obesity-related disorders is responsible for many of their lifetime health care

expenses; however, sick days, productivity losses, and even early mortality

are also significant contributors to the total. Since children’s eating and

physical activity habits are still forming in the preschool years and may be

more amenable to change, obesity prevention in these years is becoming

increasingly popular (Wen et al. discuss a variety of interventions, including

nutrition guidance interventions for first-time mothers and physical activity

interventions in early care settings). Effective intervention in childhood obesity

may have its greatest impact several years later, around the time of the start

of chronic diseases, for which obesity and being overweight are major risk

factors. A long-term impact on a child’s obesity may not be possible, even

when the immediate costs of these measures are high. Childhood obesity

prevention could have long-term health advantages and cost savings,

according to our research. With this data, early childhood obesity prevention

programs can enhance health in a cost-effective manner and provide more

information on the economic credibility of specific interventions for young

children over time.

Self care is very important and improves you physically and mentally. Theirs

many things that can occur to your body due to being obese, giving you a

harder time to manage. Research has shown that obese people have high risk

of getting heart diseases, strokes, diabetes, certain cancers, digestive

problems, sleep apnea, osteoarthritis, bone and joint problems, and more.

Obesity diminishes almost every aspect of health, from reproductive and

respiratory function to memory and mood. Other research linked with being

overweight, lead to psychological problems that can affect your relationships

with family and friends,may lead to major depression, and significant

increases in bipolar disorder, and panic disorder or agoraphobia. Overall, our

health is important, being healthy should be a part of your lifestyle, staying

healthy can prevent long term illnesses, as well as feeling good about yourself

and maintaining your self esteem and self image. In the Carrington Library, In

the article, “Health and its Importance” written by Star Health Doctors, they

stated “As health is the state of physical, mental and social well-being, having

good health is important”. Maintaining your health prevents obesity. When

trying to prevent or cure obesity, according to health professionals, consuming

less “bad fat” and more “good fat” is another beneficial remedy to gain better




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