Wednesday, March 14, 2012

How To Fight Obesity ?

There is only one way to fight obesity, this is the opinion of this article writer. Education towards better choices concerning healthy food and more exercise .Her take on the matter is ,"Fight Obesity With Education." If obesity is the No2 cause of preventable deaths,why are we not "preventing"?How do we prevent obesity?By taking responsibility ,collectively as well as individually.Why should I become involved if I am not obese?As you may or may not know ,millions of tax payers dollars, are being used in the fight against obesity. It affects the health systems, making it more expensive for everyone.It even affects the military institutions.More sick leave for soldiers, not being able to do basic duties because soldiers are obese.I must say this sounds like a full scale crisis.Do not claim "innocent bystander" status. Do something!
Fight obesity with education.
  • Posted: March 13, 2012 at 1:00 pm   
I am a concerned student who is becoming more aware of the health problems that face our country. Obesity — having a BMI of 30 or higher for adults — is one that has startled me after learning many of issues that coincide with it.

For starters, obesity is the No. 2 cause of preventable deaths that occur in the United States. There are more than 60 million Americans above age 20 who fall into an obese weight range.
While some may find this unnerving and upsetting, I see it in a positive way. As stated above, obesity is preventable. With so many people suffering from it, we have a huge range who we can help. The more we can inform about this, the more we have a chance of helping.
Nutrition plays a large role in the way each person chooses to live. Proper nutrition is key in maintaining a healthy weight, and incorrect nutrition can be the downfall. There are a few simple things Americans can become more aware of which can aide in their healthy lifestyle goals.
To start, many people highly overestimate portion sizes. Another key component is knowing our levels of hunger and satiety. We need to listen to our bodies when they tell us that they are full. The same goes for hunger.
Exercising along with this helps our bodies to utilize the foods we are consuming and can help lead to a healthier lifestyle.
By taking the time to inform ourselves, we can greatly change the growing obesity epidemic and gain a healthier America. Watching our portion sizes, stopping when full and exercising are small steps that can lead to a huge change. Along with feeling better, it will help reduce the risks of many types of cancer, heart disease and stroke. We need to take control of our lives and make a change for a healthier America.
Fight Obesity.

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