Alyanna Louise Mendoza
Obesity: A Challenge for the Youth
“The most common form of malnutrition in the western world is obesity,” this is according to Mervyn Deitel. And I guess he is never wrong with his statement. Indeed, a large percent of the American population is obese. According to the article, The Bad, the Ugly, and the Good, today’s youth are more overweight than the adults. What could be the its cause? What can we do about it?
Obesity is basically caused by bad diet, inactive lifestyle, and great social determinant. However, there are a lot that we can do about it. We need to exert our all-out effort in order for us to lessen and, eventually, eliminate the cases of obesity not only in the Western but also in other parts of the world.
I have to admit it; I am one of those people who observe bad diet. Junk food is my buddy, soda is my pal, sweets are my mates, and fastfoods are my companion. How unhealthy, right? Especially here at De La Salle University, it is really unavoidable to eat unhealthy food. Just imagine, once you step out of the campus, numerous fast food chains are all over the place and that could be your choices for your lunch everyday. It is in fact becoming a joke that a Lasallian will definitely be getting fat due to the food available around instead of becoming thin due to the loads of work in college. Remember, there are things you can do. Yes, there maybe lots of restaurants serving lots of calories but you have the choice. You can bring your own lunch at school – don’t think it is too childish; I am doing that as well. Also, you can order salads at the restaurants – you just have to look at the menu wisely.
I also do not have a heart for exercise. It is not in my vocabulary. The only time I do it is during P.E. classes. Except that I walk a lot. I enjoy walking. Actually, not before because I used to be so lazy to walk. But when I reached 3rd year highschool, my...
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