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  • Obesity, Self Esteem, & Depression

    Obesity has been a life long struggle. While myself and fifty percent of adults in the United States are battling obesity‚ the psychological effects have become larger than the obesity itself. Not only are we forced to deal with the physical effects of being overweight‚ I‚ like others have had to overcome the psychological effects as well. Low self esteem has been a challenge and has ultimately fueled my bout with depression. Although obesity‚ low self esteem‚ and depression are three separate

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  • The Correlation Between Obesity, Depression, and Physical Activity

    Obesity is becoming an impending epidemic in our society (Hill‚ Wyatt‚ Reed‚ & Peters‚ 2003; Kottke‚ Wu‚ & Hoffman‚ 2003). Prevalence of obesity is on the rise and deaths attributable to it are higher than ever. It is estimated by the NIDDK (2003) that 30.5% of adults in the United States are obese and if the rate of increase remains constant‚ 39% of adults will be obese by the year 2008 (Hill‚ et al. 2003). In a study conducted by Thorpe‚ et al. (2004) out of 2681 New York elementary school students

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    Obesity: A Complex Problem with a Simple Solution Many people in the United States believe that if it weren’t for fast food restaurants‚ they would not be obese. McDonald’s has been blamed 100% and sued for individual weight problems of Americans. While fast food may be one of the contributors to the obesity epidemic‚ it surely doesn’t stand-alone. Obesity is caused by many factors‚ depression‚ sedentary lifestyle‚ overeating disorders and food choices. Many of those factors are learned and

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    Health and Wellness Term paper Obesity in children Obesity is a growing problem with children in the world. Obesity is not an issue that is just United States specific‚ many countries are dealing with overweight and obese children. “Obesity in children has more than doubled in the past 30 years and it is thought to continue to grow” (Whiteman). With obesity in children on the rise diseases and health issues is also rising. There are two reasons for these rises in obesity‚ and they are children do not

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    stableweight” (Eating Disorders and Obesity). Increased BMI (body mass index) of 23 to 25 hadincreased abnormalities in blood pressure‚ glucose tolerance‚ and serum lipids. People who areoverweight may try to present the benefit of less hip fractures and broken bones than people whoare lean (because of more padding)‚ but heart disease and diabetes are far more important anddangerous health risks. There are no benefits to being overweight (Eating Disorders andObesity).Preventing obesity at an early age is very

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    Taking a Deeper Look Obesity is a serious problem in America. It is a much bigger problem than people perceive. In fact‚ over a third of the nation’s population is obese. Being obese and being overweight is not the same thing‚ although they are often perceived as being the same. Being overweight means that a person weighs too much in comparison with their height; however‚ obesity is observed by the amount of body fat a person has (Winters 44). Americans perceive being obese the same way they perceive

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  • Obesity

    In the United States today‚ obesity has become an enormous problem. In the last three decades‚ the number of people overweight has increased dramatically. A study done by the Centers of Disease Control showed that since 1980‚ one third of our adult population has become overweight. America is the richest but also the fattest nation in the world and our obese backsides are the butt of jokes in every other country (Obesity). According to a report in the Journal of the American Medical Association‚

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    There is a huge and growing concern regarding obesity amongst children in today’s society. It is a widely discussed topic in the United States. Obesity is considered to be one of the most dangerous health issues facing our children. Today childhood obesity is in issue because of the staggering proportions that this disease has reached in the past few years. Certain genetic factors paired with changing lifestyles and culture has produced kids (and adults) who generally not as healthy as people were

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    Childhood obesity has more than doubled in children and tripled in adolescents in the past 30 years.1‚ 2 The percentage of children aged 6–11 years in the United States who were obese increased from 7% in 1980 to nearly 18% in 2010. Similarly‚ the percentage of adolescents aged 12–19 years who were obese increased from 5% to 18% over the same period.1‚ 2 In 2010‚ more than one third of children and adolescents were overweight or obese.1 Overweight is defined as having excess body weight for a

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    CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION 1.0 Introduction Obesity among students has become a national phenomenon. It becomes a concern among the public and school personnel - including teachers‚ school psychologists‚ and counselors‚ as to the effects of student obesity. With the numbers of student obesity on the rise‚ it is important to see how school personnel‚ teachers‚ as well as other students perceive this situation. Overweight and obese students have a higher risk of continuing to become overweight

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