Argumentative Essays About Obesity

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if you want to stick to the obesity argument you might want to think of arguments such as 'should the government be doing more to tackle the problem or is it up to the individual?' or 'How is it people can allow themselves to get that far into bad health(obesity)?' (might be more of a Psychology question though..) A good one for looking at arguments relating to the fast food industry is 'Super-Size me' that documentary, that might give you some more ideas about arguments, to look into some of the issues that Morgan Spurlock touches on, (size of food portions, advertising, health related problems of obesity, etc..) Obesity in AmericaWhen people think about health what usually comes up is cancer, or some kind of disease that will hold you back. Not many people really think about one of the biggest issues out there that people don’t really take serious. It’s called Obesity, I know you might think you know what that means but do you really know what it is?. In America there are thousands of hundreds of people that or obese. Over 2/3rds of America is overweight or obese. This problem is associated with many other health problems, including congestive heart failure and diabetes. For many of us adults, overcoming obesity seems impossible. But that is not the case. There are many programs out there that target America’s obese citizens. However, the main focus seems to be towards the younger generation. Childhood obesity seems to be escalating throughout the past few years. This may Is this Essay helpful? Join OPPapers to read more and access more than 350,000 just like it! get better grades be due to the convenience of foods high in fat. Teens and adolescents rely on things they can afford. Fast-food restaurants and low-cost candy is affordable and convenient; therefore, children turn to these. Adolescents are also under an extreme amount of stress, often juggling school and work. To balance their lives, some consider caffeinated beverages and energy drinks to help. But that is the exact opposite effect they are having. Studies have shown that Brown 2one of the largest sources of extra calories in the American diet is sweetened beverages. There are some ideas of putting a 20% tax on these drinks in hopes to cut calorie intake from beverages by 13 percent for adults and 11 percent for children.Another reason obesity has increased recently may be because of how easy it is to be lazy. Technological advances have created laziness in America. When faced with the decision to take the stairs or the elevator, the average person would pick the elevator – another factor of the national weight gain. The cause of... The television has become such an integral part of homes in the modern world that it is hard to imagine life without television. It provides entertainment to people of all ages especially children. Children love to watch TV and prefer to stay “glued” to the TV screen all day, rather than playing outside. In the USA, 47% of children ages 2 to 18 years have a television set in their bedrooms. On a typical day, they spend on average of 5.5 hours using media, including television, computer games and the Internet (Kaiser Family Foundation, 2001). TV is the number one after-school activity for 6 to 17 year old. Although television is loved by children and has helped them a lot, it has influenced them in a negative way.Some optimistic people can argue that children should be allowed to watch a lot of television because it is educational. Preschoolers can get help to learn the alphabet on children’s Is this Essay helpful? Join OPPapers to read more and access more than 350,000 just like it! get better grades programs such as “Takalani Sesame” and grade scholars can learn about wildlife on nature shows. However, with the increased rate of working parents, most children come home from school and are left alone or with a babysitter who may not care what the children watch on TV. With no supervision nearby, children may end up watching...
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