Obesity in America

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Obesity in America

  1. 1. Obesity in America: Changing Habits by Alissa YooWednesday, March 27, 13
  2. 2. The Definition Obesity o·be·si·ty [oh-bee-si-tee] “an excessive amount of body fat in relation to lean body mass or a body weight that is 30 percent over the ideal weight for a specified height; BMI (body mass index) of 30 or greater” Source: http://obesityinamerica.orgWednesday, March 27, 13
  3. 3. The Facts 35.7% of U.S. adults (>78 million) were obese in 2009-2010 16.9% of U.S. children & adolescents (≈12.5 million) were obese in 2009-2010 Conditions linked with this disease include: heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and certain types of cancer Leading cause of death in America is heart disease Source: http://www.cdc.gov/obesity/data/Wednesday, March 27, 13
  4. 4. The HistoryWednesday, March 27, 13
  5. 5. The Now Percent of Obese (BMI > 30) in U.S. Adults Source: http://www.cdc.gov/obesity/data/Wednesday, March 27, 13
  6. 6. The Factors Modernization of Society / Dependency on Technology Media Availability of Healthy Options Poor Diet Inactivity Psychological + Emotional HealthWednesday, March 27, 13
  7. 7. The ProblemsWednesday, March 27, 13
  8. 8. Source for previous, current, next slide: http://forbes.comWednesday, March 27, 13
  9. 9. The SolutionsWednesday, March 27, 13
  10. 10. The Guidelines Know your BMI (Body Mass Index) Eat healthily Be active Promote a healthier lifestyle starting with YOUWednesday, March 27, 13
  11. 11. The Bottom-line To overcome this disease, obese U.S. citizens need to change their lifestyle, behavior, and habits.Wednesday, March 27, 13

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