This epidemic has not only affected me, but it has affected my family.
I have always been obese every since I can remember.
This was an unhealthy lifestyle and something needs to change.
Something needs to change not only for me, but for our country.
An adult with a BMI (body mass index) higher than thirty percent is considered obese (Whitney & Rolfes, 2011, pg. Causes of Obesity According to the USDA, at the start of century 21st American people have increased their daily caloric intake by consuming five hundred calories more than in 1970....
[tags: American Obesity Epidemic ] - Obesity in America is a very serious problem affecting many Americans currently and is a problem that continues to grow each year.The media, food market, and the rapidly advancing technology are all factors that influence not only the increase in obesity rates, but also the psychological status of the obese.According to epidemiological studies, there is a direct correlation between BMI and the risk of obtaining an obesity related disease....The primary marketing medium for these companies is television where via commercials, they can portray both their products and a lifestyle.Their intense advertising focus on minorities and children, however, has begun to exacerbate the epidemic of obesity that is sweeping our nation....Nevertheless, along with the advancement of age especially in these field incurs catastrophe on human's health.That disaster is commonly called obesity and the most obese country in the world is America ( IBTimes, 2013, p. Currently, obesity is plague in America and according to The Washington Times (2009) seventy two million Americans are obese....[tags: Obesity, Nutrition, Dieting, Cancer] - The overall rate of obesity for children comes in at 17 percent, or about 12.5 million obese children in America today (Doheny 1).The number of children who are obese is growing at a fast rate.[tags: Obesity Essays] - Obesity has grown so much it can now be said to have replaced smoking as the number one preventable cause of diseases in America.Even though the obese have to be responsible when deciding what and how much to eat, society is what not only created obesity but also discriminates against them.