As we can see, obesity has increased a lot, and many countries have reported some alarming news. We have to stop it before it's too late!
In Spain there are several worrying reports, such as: Durante el curso “Prevención de la obesidad en el adolescente”, impartido en Laredo, los especialistas Ricardo Lanza, de la Unidad de Metabolismo, Genética y Nutrición, y Antonio del Barrio, profesor de la Universidad deCantabria advirtieron que la obesidad tiene un mayor índice de mortalidad y morbilidad que la anorexia y lamentaron que la repercusión social de la obesidad sea menor.
In France, the bad news doesn’t stop! Les modes alimentaires ont beaucoup évolué ces dernières années, selon les études et tendances de consommation. Snacking, restauration rapide, vente à emporter ou restauration nomade ont de plus en plus la préférence du consommateur. Ce phénomène marque une profonde mutation sociologique dans le comportement alimentaire de l’individu et structurelle dans l’organisation du marché...
In America things are getting worse USA Obesity Rates Reach Epidemic Proportions: • 58 Million Overweight; 40 Million Obese; 3 Million morbidly Obese • Eight out of 10 over 25's Overweight • 78% of American's not meeting basic activity level recommendations • 25% completely Sedentary • 76% increase in Type II diabetes in adults 30-40 yrs old since 1990
Complications of obesity Obesity is like smoking tobacco. Smoking the cigarette doesn't kill you right away. It doesn't even kill you directly. It causes a variety of complications that bring you to your doom. The following list contains the common complications of obesity. This list is probably going to scare you, and it should. It's long and full of unpleasant things. If you don't get control of your obesity, you could likely end up with one or more of these complications. Some problems are:
Cancer (kills 559,312 people per year)
Arteriosclerosis: Hardening of the Arteries
Hypertension: High Blood Pressure (kills 24,902 people per year)
Heart Attack (kills 151,004 people per year)
Stroke (kills 143,579 people per year)
Heart Failure (kills 58,933 people per year)
Diabetes (kill 75,119 people per year)
How to prevent obesity Prevention is the key to any health-related issue. Recognizing symptoms of a problem before it actually becomes a problem defines prevention. There are simple ways to recognize if your body and health are deteriorating. Most health related issues can be prevented and obesity is no exception. How we can prevent obesity: 1st Stay active. The most common way to prevent obesity is to live an active lifestyle. Simple activities, such as taking the stairs or walking to the store, can help tremendously. Many people also enjoy going to the gym. A local health club membership can be a wonderful way to stay active and socialize with other like-minded individuals. 2ndEat healthy. The FDA recommends that the average person consume 2,000 calories per day in foods s0uch as dairy, meats, breads, fruits, vegetables and legumes. Tailoring your diet to meet these FDA standards is the most effective way to prevent obesity.
3rdWatch your weight. You should weigh yourself once a week to monitor your health. If you notice that you are starting to gain some weight, you should take appropriate measures to lose that weight. Investing in a scale for the home is recommended. 4thDrink water. Many times people will mistake dehydration for hunger signals in the body. The FDA recommends drinking eight to 10 glasses of water per day. Water cleanses and detoxifies all the impurities in your system. 5thGet a physical at least once a year. Doctors advise that adults receive a medical physical on a yearly basis to prevent any health complications. By catching any early complications, your doctor can treat you accordingly. 6th Keep junk food out of your house. The lure of sweet junk food can sometimes be too much to bear and you may succumb to the temptation. Be smart and don't buy it at all! 7th Only eat when you are hungry. Studies have shown that those who are naturally thin only eat when they are hungry. Only eating when your body signals you to eat can be a great way to prevent obesity.
Conclusion As we can see, obesity is a serious problem, so we have to fight it!
Trabalho elaborado por: Augusto Sousa Nº3 Carla Ribeiro Nº6 Carlos Gonçalves Nº7 Juliana Gonçalves Nº19 Fonte: Internet Disciplinas: Inglês, Formação Cívica e Área de Projecto 8ºE