A Dangerous Problem: Obesity

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First DraftApril 1, 2013
A DANGEROUS PROBLEM: OBESITY
Today, obesity that many teenagers suffer from is a serious and an ongoing problem. There are a lot of reasons for this problem. For example, teenagers eat fast food, they have an unhealthy diet, and they consume too many calories in a day. In addition, they don’t do exercise regularly. As a result of obesity, teenagers gain too much weight, they have psychological problems, and the risk of having heart diseases increases. Thus, obesity is a dangerous problem for teenagers, and some measures should be taken to solve this problem. Firstly, parents should help their children to have more healthy diet. They should encourage their children to eat more fruit and vegetables instead of fast food, junk food such as chips and chocolate. They should warn their children not to drink coke, but to drink more water, too. Thus, parents should control what children eat/drink and be sure that they have a healthy diet. If these measures were taken, obese children would lose weight and have healthier lives. Other possible precautions to deal with obesity would be regular exercise and physical activity. Teenagers should do exercise regularly. For example, doing sport three times a week is enough and it doesn’t take much time. Parents can even do exercises/sports with their children. For example, it would be a good idea for children to play volleyball or badminton, or do some exercises with their family. This situation could encourage children to lose weight. In addition, parents should restrict the time that children spend playing computer games and watching TV so that they can be more active. If these attempts were made, children could feel psychologically better as long as they lose weight.

Taking everything into account, children should have a healthy diet, do regular exercise and be active to halt obesity. Parents should also encourage them to do these. If...
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