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“Weight Loss”

In today’s society, vanity is the number one issue amongst Americans. Society view other people based on how they look. One of the views is people that are overweight. People who suffer from obesity find it hard to get jobs, travel on public transportation, stay active, and fail to lead a healthy lifestyle. If you have a well-balanced diet and you exercise on a regular basis, you will lose weight, feel better, and live longer.

America is known for the highest number of obese people because of fast foods and lack of exercise. Although, there are many people who diet, most will regain their weight because of work, lack of time, and illnesses (diabetes, medications, bulimia, and other health issues). In contrast to what’s listed above, there are people not obese but feel the need to lose weight due to their profession. Both reasons for losing weight are similar to weight loss and healthy living.

There are different ways to maintain a well-balanced diet: you can beware of what you eat, count calories, and the amount of carbohydrates you consume. Maintaining a healthy meal plan, along with limited healthy snacks will ensure a more healthy way of living. Another way to do this is to develop an exercise plan for you and your family that is inductive to your schedule and practice this on a daily or weekly basis. If you have a healthy meal plan and stay active you will have a healthier lifestyle.

While reading Obesity Week, the Obama Administration and the Department of Health and Human Services released proposed regulations regarding cost sharing for preventative services covered under the new Affordable Care Act (ACA), on July 14, 2010. Under the proposed regulations, new health policies beginning on or after September 23, 2010, must cover preventive services that have strong scientific evidence ("A or B" rating from the U.S. Preventive Health Services Task Force) of their health benefits and will be prohibited from charging a...
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