Obesity in Todays Society

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Obesity is an important issue that must be addressed because it can cause health issues or even death in those who suffer from its effects. In obesity there can be many situations in which there have been health concerns in a person, and the outcome equaling to obesity. Obesity can harm a person in many ways may it be self-esteem, health-related or even fatality. Though many people do not take it serious it can be the reason for the increasing number of obesity rising in the society today. Many adults and parents do not see the dangerous sides to eating fast foods and junk foods. This kind of food is being fed to children and teenagers and causing many problems to them with risks of early health issues and low self-esteem issues with the weight gain. According to the Mayoclinic.com (2009), “Obesity is defined as having an excessive amount of body fat. Obesity is more than just a cosmetic concern, though. It increases your risk of diseases and health problems such as heart disease, diabetes and high blood pressure.” With having these known facts, why would people advance on gaining excessive weight. Self-motivation is a hard issue to accomplish for many people and can be why they prefer to ignore the problem and continue to keep eating unhealthy and not exercising. Exercising is a great deal to the human body and can cause a great difference in a person’s health. Exercising can be done in many ways and not even hard to accomplish, such as a small walk around the block to begin with, something the whole family can do together. Sit ups and crunches can be done at home while watching TV, using cans from the kitchen cupboards to lifts as small weights. All these exercising are great just to start off with.

Weight gain is a very important issue in today’s society. The statistics from the past years are proving the increase from year to year on teens, children, and adults and their weight gains. For example, according to the Center for Disease Control Prevention (2011), there have been statistics to show how the society has grown in obesity. “In 2007-2008, the prevalence of obesity was 32.2% among adult men and 35.5% among adult women.” With this being stated this percentage is only being increased year by year. Many ways that children, teens, and adult can try to decrease these numbers instead of raising the percentage. As parents make choices in their lives, they do not realize that at one point their choices as parents, affects their children in the future. Many parents do not realize the importance it is to show children the ways of healthy eating and how great it is for the body. Teens are feeling forced to look a certain way in today’s society. They compare themselves to how they think they should be looking, with these celebrities and appearances they see around them. Celebrities make it seem so easy for everyone to look like them. Celebrities carry themselves in brand materialistic ways, so they then create clothes and sneakers so the children and teens can feel that they can look like them. But meanwhile, the clothes and sneakers are being put at high prices, so teens feel the pressure of having to go out and buy the stylish piece of clothing. When the overweight children or teens realize that it does not fit like they would want it to and there are no bigger sizes, they believe that they are fat, ugly, worthless, all over a piece of clothing. Although, people have the choice to look how they want, at times may be harder for those people who have a hard time breaking out of the bad habits that people are raised with. Many health issues that come with dealing with obesity can be very wide in varieties. Obesity can be fatal. According to WebMD (2009), “Several types of cancer are associated with being overweight. Being obese increases the risk of dying from cancer. Cancers of the colon, breast (postmenopausal), endometrium (the lining of the uterus), kidney, and esophagus are associated...
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