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Why are people in America overweight? It could be hereditary or a bad way of living one thing is true obesity is a very big problem. Many people feel that being overweight is a dead end and they either don’t know the proper way to start a weight loss program or are not motivated enough to even want to try. Whichever category you fall in some people do not do anything until they eventually die. Being overweight is a very big concern. “The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that more than one-third of U.S. adults (35.7%) are obese”. “Obesity now affects 17% of all children and adolescents in the United States - triple the rate from just one generation ago”. Being overweight also comes with a lot of health problems such as heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer. There are a few different ways to go about losing weight. There is the conventional way which is a balanced diet and rigorous exercise at least once a day for at least one hour a day. There are many different parts of the body that you can focus on but if you want to drop the pounds it might be best for you to do some intense cardio to get the heart racing which will help you burn weight the fastest. “You can safely lose 3 or more pounds a week at home with a healthy diet and lots of exercise, says weight loss counselor Katherine Tallmadge, RD”. I personally also recommend some light weight lifting as well. Some people even take extra protein also but that mainly comes after you have lost some weight. Then there is the option of having weight loss surgery which is very popular today for people who are too obese to exercise. This is probably the best option and would give them a healthier life then they are used to but with weight loss surgery there could be some complications. WebMD states that “Most people experience no serious problems after weight loss surgery though 10% do have minor complications. Less than 5% experience serious...
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