December 18, 2012
Tipping the Scale on Obesity
a. Obesity is a major health issue among children and adults today. b. When people take the initiative to talk to their doctors about their obesity, implement healthy eating and living habits in their daily lives, and continue to practice healthy habits after losing weight, they will tip the scales on obesity. I. Check-ups are necessary, not an option.
c. People should be active in in finding health care for themselves and their families. d. Parents should become comfortable talking with doctors about children and their eating habits. e. Adults should be comfortable talking with doctors about their eating habits. II. What are diets and exercise options for children?
f. What are you doing at home to keep your child from becoming obese or fight their current obesity? g. What are schools doing to fight childhood obesity?
h. What are communities doing to fight childhood obesity? III. What are diets and exercise options for adults?
i. What are you doing at home to yourself from becoming obese or fight your current obesity? j. What options do you have at work or college/university to fight obesity? k. How often do you participate in community initiatives for adults? IV. How do you and/or your child stay in control of obesity once you have found a routine that works? l. Are doctor visits still necessary?
m. People should learn how to move from a strenuous to stable exercise routine. n. People should maintain healthy diets.
o. People should learn how to reward themselves for staying on track. V. Conclusion
Obesity as we know it is a major health issue among children and adults today in the United States. It has been a challenging fight for many years, but there is a way to knock out obesity. We all can win, but first we have to get in the fight. Obesity is a...