Eating Healthy and Staying Active

Only available on StudyMode
  • Download(s) : 307
  • Published : May 1, 2013
Open Document
Text Preview
Eating Healthy and Staying Active: Solution to Americas Obesity Problem
In today’s society it is common to be overweight. This causes major health problems. The easy access to junk food and the lack of physical activity has a big hand in this problem. Many Americans do not see this as an issue, they just continue to stuff their faces with junk food. However, 65% of Americans are overweight and are suffering health problems because of it. When we start gaining those pounds it can be very difficult to turn it around. Many of us do nothing physical all day, we just eat. Well when you eat you are gaining calories and in order to burn off bad calories and keep the good ones you must get active. A good way to do this is taking time every day to do something physically active. Americans should start eating healthy and getting active because eating junk food and doing nothing physically active could cause obesity and have major health risks.

Many Americans continuously eat junk food and see no problem with it. It is fast, cheap, and delicious so how could it be bad for you. That couldn’t be further from the truth. The fact is most fast food companies make their food cheap and long lasting. How they accomplish this is by adding many doses of preservatives to their food. This can have bad effects on your health. Continuous consumption of these foods could cause strokes, heart attacks, and diabetes. In order to avoid these health problems it is suggested that you even out your diet to consist of a varity of different food groups. It is ok to have junk food every once in a while but in order to maintain your health you must also eat some fruits and vegetables. By evening out your diet your body will be able to pull out all the nutrients it needs to stay healthy. In American we have no problem accessing food and many of us don’t miss a meal. Tori DeAngelis stated in her article “What’s to Blame for the Surge in Super-Sized Americans?” that “easy access to junk food…...
tracking img