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Thesis Obesity in the United States has drastically increased and needs to be stopped now by creating healthy lifestyles for the youth of our nation in order to prevent health risks for future generations.
Personal Relevance I think that childhood obesity has gone out of hand and should be settled by explaining to children what a health lifestyle in depth is and how it can be used. There should also be shown various activities they could use to keep them in healthy shape.
Relevance of Topic People should care about the future of others and with out our help we will have none if obesity isn’t stopped and shown that it can greatly impact one’s health.
What is Obesity? Obesity is a condition describing excess body weight in the form of fat. (ww2.khou.com) The state of being well above one's normal weight. (www.medterms.com) 1611, from Fr. obésité, from Latin. obesitas "fatness, corpulence," from obesus "that has eaten itself fat," pp. of obdere "to eat all over, devour," from ob "over" + edere "eat" (see edible). The adj. obese is attested from 1651. (www.dictionary.com)
Effects of Obesity Obesity can greatly impact a child's health and possibly make it worse if the continue to be obese. For example it can create high cholesterol, high blood pressure, type 2 Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Sleep Apnea.
Physical Educ. Dwindling Physical education in schools in the U.S are slowly diminishing causing the obesity rate to increase. The requirements are that a child should do at least 150 minutes of physical education. Daily physical education is not required. Illinois is the only state that requires physical education.
Statistics Number of obese children has tripled since the 1980’s. 16% of children in the U.S are obese. 15% are at risk of being obese. 1/3rd of children in the U.S eat fast-food everday.
Statistics Continued Fast-food consumption has increase 5 times since the 1970’s. Health risks for children increase due to obesity. More than half (60%) are vulnerable at receiving health risks from obesity.
What is “Normal” The government issued growth charts to doctors showing what a “normal” kid for their age should weigh and how tall they are. These numbers are based on averages of children’s weight and height around the country. If you are over the weight the chart say you are at risk of being overweight.
Be a Role Model Stop when you’re full. "This is delicious, but I'm full, so I'm going to stop eating.” (http://kidshealth.org/parent/nutrition_fit/nutrition/habits.html#) Showing them you’re full might prevent overeating. Eat heart healthy meals together. Get rid of most or all junk food. http://kidshealth.org/parent/nutrition_fit/nutrition/habits.html#
Causes of Obesity There are different causes for children that become obese. Unhealthy Eating. Overeating Low Self-Esteem Depression Lack of Exercise Medical Reasons
Healthy Lifestyles There are many different ways you can create a healthy lifestyle for children that they could follow. Good nutrition can help lower obesity and promote a healthy lifestyle. Exercise and fitness can be incorporated into a child’s health making the risk of obesity low.
Healthy Diets There are many ways children can avoid obesity by just eating right. The can avoid junk food such as fast-food, fried food, pastries, and sodas. Family meals are better for children because they are more open in trying new foods. Eating more leafy greens and fruits are a good replacement snack.
Activities that Reduce Obesity There are different ways to reduce obesity. Exercising is the most effective. Planned Meals are good to reduce obesity. Joining sports in school could reduce obesity. Limiting snacking can also reduce the chance of obesity.
Obesity Epidemic Obesity had risen drastically over the United States. Kid are more overweight than ever because of their eating habits and lifestyle. Kids are easily attracted to fast food and now depend on it as a form fuel. Convenience is also a major factor because it used by parents rather than cook.
School Lunches They are high in calories and bad for children to eat. They were created during the depression making them high in fat and calories. Was probably the only meal children had during this time period. School are now trying to make lunches healthy. By decreasing sugary and fried foods.
Prevention of Obesity Creating a planned out meal. Exercising. Eating healthy. Avoid junk food.
Planned Meals Planning Meals are helpful in reducing obesity. Create a daily schedule of what you will eat. Incorporate exercise. Add time for snacking. It can help develop a routine making it easier to do the more you do it.
Risks of Obesity Being obese can cause many health risk that could impact a child’s life and also their future. There are numerous studies underway now that suggest many other disorders may be related to obesity. (medicinenet.com)
Who’s to Blame? Is fast food the cause of obesity or is it just poor parenting. Studies show that unplanned family meals are the cause of childhood obesity. Parents should create meal times so that the children could stick to a healthy family meal. What parents eat the children are likely to do the same.
Who’s to Blame Cont. Fast food advertising might also be a reason why obesity has increased. Companies have been trying to reduce the impact on fast food for children. Children have been using fast food as a staple for daily diet and has caused them to become obese.
Stop Snacking Obesity can come from many reasons especially from over snacking.
Changes being done. Obesity has been trying to be reduced by the government and parents as well. Many changes have been done in order to reduce obesity. Advertisements are trying to reduce obesity by changing the eating style of children with there advertisements.
Where They Should Be. (Boys) This is they way a normal boy should naturally gain weight as they grow up. http://www.chartsgraphsdiagrams.com/HealthCharts.html
Where They Should Be. (Girls) This is they way a normal girl should naturally gain weight as they grow up. http://www.chartsgraphsdiagrams.com/HealthCharts.html
#1 in Causing Death. Obesity is the number one cause of death in America because it causes harmful diseases. For example, heart disease is the cause for most of the deaths in the U.S because it occurs from clogged arteries due to Obesity.
Unhealthy habits. Children are used to eating efficiently which leads into a cycle of bad habits. This occurs because they are accustomed to eating fast foods and snacking. This needs to stop in order to prevent obesity.
Heart Disease Many disease occur from obesity. Most of these disease are cardiovascular disease, which are problems for the heart.