Obesity in America

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Obesity in America today is rapidly becoming a serious health issue. For the most part it is due to the amount of calories that are eaten in our daily diets. As a whole our nation is at a state of constant motion in which most of us grab a bite to eat when we can. The fast pace life we live and the I want it right now attitude has made us a country of unhealthy eaters. In this day and age most of us don’t stop and think of the food we eat and the nutritional value it has. Most fast food places now have a small menu of healthy food, but we are so used to the taste of that Big Mac from McDonalds or beef and bean burrito from Taco Bell we don’t think of the calories in either. Our lives have changed drastically from that of 40 or even 30 years ago when families ate a good dinner together.

In today’s society the average person eats out at least 3 times a week, and none of us has time to work off the extra calories we take in. In the past our work day actually consisted of manual labor which would allow us to work off a few extra calories, but the jobs in today’s world don’t. Our calorie intake is much more than the calories we burn everyday.

We are told and shown to be skinny like the models in magazines, but at the same time if you look on the next page you will see an advertisement for the newest burger at Burger King. As Americans today, we live in an atmosphere of high fat intake and little to no exercise. There are few that eat right, and even less that exercise daily. With our high in fat diets and our lazy approach to exercise we will continue in this bad habit. In return we will continue to have health problems as a result. So the only advice I can give is slow down, watch what you eat, and take a few minutes a day to exercise.
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