I wanted to start out with children but also tell how it affects adults later on in life.
Also in my application I wanted to do something physical with baseball. So I brought baseball into my project which is a passion in my life.
-Obesity has been blown way out proportion over America. -In 1990 the highest obesity rate in any state was 14% or less.
- Just 18 years later in 2008 the rate of Obesity ranged from 32.8% to 19.5%. The lowest obesity rate in 2008 was Colorado at 19.5% which was more than 5% more than any state in 1990.
The number of overweight children under the age of 5 in the world for 2010 is over 42 million. When children become so overweight at a young age, it is so much more likely they will not be able to lose the weight,In the world there are over 1 billion over weight adults and at least 300 million are obese.
Obesity is a disease of excess body fat and having a BMI over 30.A person is also considered overweight if their BMI or Body Mass Index is between 25 and 30.Body Mass Index is not always accurate because it is measured by height and weight. A person could be muscular and could be calculated by the BMI to be overweight or even Obese.- The ages that childhood obesity is classified to are ages 2 to 19.
Over the past 30 years obesity rates in children have tripled. 1 in 3 children now are overweight or obese.These statistics are different age groups of children in America from 1980 and 2007, showing the obesity rates.In 1980 5% of children ages 2 to 5 were obese, compared to 2007 2 to 5 year olds had an obesity rate of 12.4%. In 1980 6.5% of children ages 6 to 11 were obese. In 2007 the same age group had an obesity rate 17%.In 1980 5% of adolescents ages 12 to 17 were obese. In 2007 the age group 12 to 17 had an obesity rate of 17.6%These statistics show drastic changes in just a 17 year span.
Obesity has doubled in adults since 1980 and also children have nearly tripled their obesity rates from 1980 as well. This evidence may suggest that obesity is hereditary. - There are few cases where obesity is Hereditary, but parents do have influence on what their kids eat. Mainly becoming overweight comes from lack of exercise and a high calorie intake. -The typical average American spends 8 hours in front of some type of screen everyday.including cell phones, tv, computers and electronics of that nature
This May Be The First Generation to Not Outlive Their Parents.The past generations have been out living the previous ones because of medical research and technology.And now that people are becoming so overweight, it so dangerous to their health creating many medical problems.
Big America. Everything in America is bigger. We have the biggest buildings.
The biggest cars.
The biggest houses.
The biggest companies.
And sadly the biggest people.America is becoming know as the country of obesity and gluttony.America is officially the fattest nation in the world- Only one state in all of America has less than a 20 percent prevalence of obesity which happens to be Colorado.
I took the three main races in America and found their obesity rates. All these percentages and statistics are from 2008 Caucasians have the lowest rate of obesity in America with 24%.
-Followed by Hispanic people Hispanics had 29 %
According to statistics African Americans have the highest obesity rates in America. African Americans had an obesity rate of 36 %,
-The current Nation’s economic crisis is not looking well to help obesity. Because of unemployment rates being so low and also inflation. People will be working more and not being around the house as much. Families are looking for a quick, cheap meal instead of a home cooked meal. Usually a cheap quick meal that everyone is used to is fast food. In America Over 68 billion dollars are spent directly on Medicare costs due to Obesity each year.Children that are treated for obesity account for roughly 3 times more than children of normal weight.
-Alongside America having the biggest people research shows the south has the biggest people in all of America. The southern states have larger people because traditionally southern states have larger meals. Home cooked and also fast food. Southern States also have the most cases of diabetes due to obesity.In the past decade childhood cases of type 2 diabetes have increased by 10 times more because of the rising rates of Obesity. It is dangerous for children to be diagnosed with this disease so early, causing for those children to have early graves dug.
Portion sizes have drastically changed in the last twenty years.If someone from the 80s were to be transported to the present they would not only be stunned by gas prices but also how drastically how much bigger food has gotten.Resturant and fast food servings are twice what they used to be. Infact in 1980 The McDonalds Large 16 ounce drink is now the small. The new large drink is 32 ounces. - Not only in the fast food industry but also within the home. -One example of this is the supersize option at McDonalds.- Fast food is very unhealthy it contains a very high amount of sodium. sugar, and fat. Making your risk to obesity much greater when you eat fast food.
In America there about 13,000 stores and 83 of them are located in the city of Manhattan, New York.
America is recognizing this problem and is trying to find solutions, but they can’t just do it alone.So what is America doing about this overweight generation?
The government is now starting to consider taxing soda and all sugary drinks. The extra tax is too help pay for the the high healthcare costs that have reached all time new levels. The government estimated that adding a tax of three cents per 12-ounce serving to these types of sweetened drinks would generate $24 billion over the next four years.-Maybe this will help our young society to not drink soda maybe it will not but it is helping the burden of America’s health care costs. -Coke Coke is trying to make its’ soda accessible to everyone in the world. Anyone in the world would only have to walk a mile at most to get a bottle of coke. There are people in Africa that barely have that much access to fresh water but they can get a coke. - Believed this new tax to be outrageous.
Michelle Obama is making sure that everyone in America is receiving healthy food. They are putting healthier foods in school so that children may chose from more nutritious food. The first lady’s commitment to help the children of America to stop spending so much time inside and get outside and starting to get more physical activity.
What exactly is a calorie? They simply represent energy. A calorie is a measurement of energy. Your body needs calories every single minute of the day, to help you breathe or stuff like keep your hair growing. Just as a car needs fuel to drive. -The Calorie chart has the average daily calorie intake of all the age groups. The average male intakes 2000 to 3000 calories a day. The average female intakes about 1800 calories a day.-When you are told how many calories you should each day, this means that if you intake that many calories each day you will neither gain or lose weight.
Something every other week I like to do is go to Burger King for Whopper Wednesday.When you look at the large meal you have a large 32 ounce drink which equals 390 calories- Then a large fry is another 540 calories, and finally the burger with 920 calories. The total amount of calories amounting to a whopping 1850 calories. This one meal would take up more than a good majority of anyone's daily calorie intake. Most of the calories that fast food amounts to are called empty calories.
What is an Empty Calorie. Well to answer that question, empty calories have a high amount of calories but are very low in nutrition. Some examples of foods that contain mostly empty calories are french fries, fried chicken, chips, and all other deep fried foods.Tips on ways to Avoid Empty Calories- Instead of ordering french fries you could order a baked potato, or instead of fried chicken you could order a grilled piece of chicken. A good tip to avoid empty calories are to not eat anything that is deep fried.
Obesity increases the likelihood of many diseases.-Itcan cause heart disease -The heart is one of the most important organs in the body next to the brain. If the heart stops working altogether you will die within minutes. You need your heart to pump the blood throughout your body for everything to function right. -There are many types of heart diseases but they all ultimately disrupt the heart and its’ pumping action. Coronary Artery Disease is most common of the heart diseases - The main cause from obesity -Atherosclerosis which is the hardening of the arteries. This means that fat build up on the walls of the body’s blood vessels become thicker causing the passageway to become very narrow. The fat build up is usually from high cholesterol and no physical activity. -This can cause a heart attack because the heart needs fresh oxygen and when it doesn’t get enough. Heart muscles start to die or formally know as a heart attack which is permanent damage.
type 2 diabetes - It’s no coincidence that the rise in diabetes rates are due to Obesity. -How Obesity relates to this disease is that fat cells release a certain type of protein that lead to - is different from regular diabetes because in type 2 diabetes the body produces insulin but either the body cannot use the insulin or not enough is produced. When type 2 diabetes is diagnosed before the age of 14, the person’s life expectancy is shortened from 17 to 27 years.certain types of cancer Overweight children are also more prone to having cardiovascular issues including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and -Obesity now claims about half a million American’s lives each year. As well as spending
Becoming overweight young is very dangerous. Children are more prone diseases and health issues and also as well as keeping that weight on. Meaning that adolescents that become over weight increase their chances very high of being obese as an adult.80% of child who are obese at ages 10 to 15 keep that weight on are obese at age 25.Studies also show that if you become obese before the age of 8. The obesity will likely also become more severePeople will say they eat the same and are involved in the same activity as they did when they were in their 20’s but at age 35 they are gaining weight. As you become older your body needs less calories to maintain your weight. Your body’s metabolism slows down causing the body to not need as much food. 25% of obese adults were obese as children
- School lunches are usually the first time a child may get to chose what they want to eat.School lunches today are very unhealthy for students.The reason the schools serve unhealthy meals is the budget funding for buying the food. This is a very bad time for budgets and raising money for schools. The bad economey is restricting money and funds for everything.-This gives the schools no other choice than to buy cheap food that is unhealthy. This is very bad because the school isn’t promoting good eating habits. If kids do not learn it at school the students are most likely not going to learn to eat healthy. In a survey done in 2007 only about 13 percent of teens ate the recommended 3 servings of vegetables a dayAnd only 32 percent ate the recommended 2 servings for fruit a day.
A can of beer contains about 150 calories and the calories are from mostly all sugar. Also the calories from alcohol tend to be stored in the abdominal area. Or more commonly known as the beer belly.
Parents should set good examples by eating healthy meals and encouraging the child to eat with them as well.Children may not like the new food.Parents should not give up right but keep trying to help them to learn healthy eating habits.Exercise regularly and invite your child to join you.Parents should always be positive about the child’s weight. In some cases when a child gains weight, the child will grow taller into the extra weight.
-Obesity is the second in line leading preventable cause of Death only behind smoking. -Obesity caused by high intake of food, lack of physical activity, and eating unhealthy. -Preventions for Obesity include physical activity, good nutrition-Much of the Obesity that has increased in the past couple of decades is because of less physical activity. - People who are active need more calories than those who are less active.
One of the best things you can do to make sure you stay healthy is drink more water.-When you drink sugary drinks such as soda you are pretty much drinking calories.-Water cleanses the body and keeps your body running.-Everyone should get the recommended 8 servings a day. The serving size is 8 ounces or a glass of water. Which adds to 64 ounces a day.
The first problems that occur in obese children before any health problems are usually emotionalRidiculing -Most people if not all that are obese receive ridicule or teasing. Self Esteem- This would affect anyone’s personal image and lower their self esteem. Stick stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me. I find this saying very untrue. When people are unkind and do not accept you, it is very rare that you will be happy all the time. This could possibly lead to depression or even suicidal thoughts. That would be the downfall side. The way to look at the situation would be the hurtful comments are just motives to the person to lose weight.
When it comes to dieting the best way is to just eat healthier food. Also dieting will not be enough you must get plenty of exercise. When eating you must lower your calorie intake but a great way to do this is eat a smaller portion sizes of food.
People go on diets because they either have unhealthy weight or they are not happy with their image. When it comes to unhealthy dieting it usually means that the person is not consuming enough calories in the day for your body to function.A lot of the time when people go on unhealthy diets it leads to eating disorders and unhealthy eating habits.
CHILDHOOD OBESITY Steven McCuch
Obesity has been blown out of proportion and is becoming an epidemic not only in America but also around the world. It is causing health problems and claiming the lives of millions around the world each year.
During the summer, I work at a day camp for kids and I can see that many kids happen to be overweight. Obesity is a very bigissuethat is talked about everywhere. I thought it would be good to become educatedabout obesity, and to research just how much it is affecting our society.
Caucasian 24% "U.S. Obesity Trends." Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. N.p., n.d. Web. 5 May 2010. <http://cdc.gov/obesity/data/trends.html#Race>.
Hispanic Hispanic 29% "U.S. Obesity Trends." Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. N.p., n.d. Web. 5 May 2010. <http://cdc.gov/obesity/data/trends.html#Race>.
African American 36% "U.S. Obesity Trends." Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. N.p., n.d. Web. 5 May 2010. <http://cdc.gov/obesity/data/trends.html#Race>.
Economic Crisis People working more and not being around the house as much Quick, cheap meal $68,000,000,000 spent directly on Medicare costs Children that are treated for obesity account for three times more on medical costs
What is a Calorie exactly? Daily Energy needed = “Amount your body needs” + “Amount your body needs to do extra things”
The Double Whopper Large Double Whopper Meal Large Drink “Soda” 390 Calories Large French Fries 540 Calories 27 grams of fat Double Whopper 920 Calories 58 grams of fat Total Calories = 1850 Fat = 85 grams "Menu and Nutritional Information ." Burger King. N.p., n.d. Web. 2 May 2010. <http://www.bk.com/en/us/menu-nutrition/category1/menu-item3/index.html>.
Then What is an Empty Calorie? Empty Calories = High Calories but Low Nutrition Food Examples - French fries, fried chicken, chips and all other deep-fried foods
Type 2 diabetes Certain Types of Cancer High Blood Pressure andCholesterol "Type 2 ." American Diabetes Association. N.p., n.d. Web. 7 May 2010. <http://www.diabetes.org/diabetes-basics/type-2/>.
Becoming Overweight Young 80% of Children who are obese at ages 10 to 15 are obese at 25. 25% of obese adults were obese as children "Childhood Overweight." Colorado State University. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Mar. 2010. <http://www.ext.colostate.edu/pubs/foodnut/09317.html>.
Conclusion Obesity in the world is becoming a giant issue, claiming millions of lives every year. Obesity is very preventable through eating nutritious food and vigorous physical activity. Preventing this disease will help nations around the world with health care costs as well.
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