Navarro CollegeObesity: The Impending DisasterThe Foreseen FutureEric LeEnglish 1301Dr. MakiDecember 1, 2017OutlineIntroduction and ThesisThesis – Obesity should be considered as a disease due to impairment it has on a person’s health.What is obesity? Risks of obesity?BodyClaimsDiet heavily impacts our weight, and determines if we are obese or not.SugarFast FoodSnackingLack of exercise causes the body not to use up all the excess calories humans consume throughout the day.ConclusionObesity is a preventable disease by DietExercise In this era, it is prevalent that human live longer lives due to the advances in healthcare that eliminate the infectious diseases that reduce our lifespan. However, with every solution, a new complication arises from it.
The developed countries now have to deal with the problem with chronic diseases that arise due to the increased lifespan of humans. The main cause of that is an epidemic across the globe known as obesity. Obesity should be considered as a disease due to impairment it has on a person’s health. Obesity is defined in the dictionary as “a condition characterized by the excessive accumulation and storage of fat in the body” (Merriam-Webster). There are many ways to measure body fat, but the common test is the BMI (body mass index). It measures body fat on a ratio of height to weight. Obesity could be considered the top mass murder worldwide as it is considered as the “major causes of comorbidities, including type II diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, various cancers and other health problems…” (Ruth Chan, 2010). To think that a condition caused by our own will is the leading cause in over half of the world’s death is unacceptable and furthermore for it to be the cruel reality of our time is unbearable.
It is time to end this crisis and bear the responsibility for our own life. Obesity is a disease that plagues any and every age, race, or gender. From a child to an adult, obesity is something that must be controlled. Basic weight gain is caused by the intake of calories and the lack of spending excess energy. Weight gain can be categorized into two different sections; voluntary and nonvoluntary. Voluntary actions can be controlled by limiting our diet, exercising, and portion control. Other influences that impact our weight gain is genetics.
The main form of genetic impact is the metabolic rate of each individual. Metabolic rate is the number of calories used for the body to perform normal tasks such as breathing, pumping the heart, and fueling the brain. Individuals cannot control their metabolism, but they can control their diet and the amount of physical activity they partake in. Horrendous dieting habits are the main cause of weight gain. The lack of nutrition that goes into the body is very off-putting. Sugar, fast food, and snack foods are some of the worst poisons that go into the body and slowly causes heart attacks and stroke. These types of food lack any nutrient at all and are considered empty calories yet, it seems like these types of food are what everyone is eating and for a good reason as well.
Sugar is one of the most consumed food everywhere, which is to be expected as it is in everything; yogurts, condiments, and even your salty crackers. Sugar is so abundant, even Coca-Cola is even cheaper than water. This becomes a problem since sugar contains nothing of nutritional value such as vitamins or minerals, just empty calories that get turned into fat in the liver. McDonald’s, Taco Bell, and KFC are all fast food restaurants that thrive in America’s busy lifestyle off of two reasons. All fast food restaurants can be considered as convenient and inexpensive, exactly what the busy people of America love killing themselves with. Snacking low nutrition filled foods categorized as “junk food” are one of the worst habits that Americans have. Potatoes chips, candies, and donuts all have one thing in common; the high-calorie intake that does not result from much in filling you up.
Food is one of the easiest ways to prevent obesity. Controlling portions, sugar, and snack foods are all important steps in order to stop obesity (Sahoo, 2015). Improvements in modern technology have left the world in a paradox. A state where everything is moving, yet humans are not. The advances in technology have allowed and furthermore encouraged the laziness of people. There is no more need to go around to interact with others when you can simply turn on your device and talk to people from anywhere on the globe, whether they are next to you or halfway across the globe. Jobs have been affected also by the invention of computers.
There is no need to walk around to work when you can sit in a plain cubicle and slave away at a computer monitor for eight hours a day, five or more days a week. Simply to put it, Americans are too stationary and do not move enough to burn off the thousands of excess calories they consume. America has a real problem with this obesity crisis. Being obese is encouraged in “schools, home, environment, workplaces, and community … to directly influence the eating and physical activity behaviors” (Ruth Chan, 2010).
To solve this crisis, it is as simple as informing the people about the dangers of being obese. Type II diabetes, heart attack, and stroke are real-life dangers caused by being obese. Obesity is a real life thing that is easily preventable by changing only our diet and providing our bodies with wholesome nutrients instead of the garage most people are feeding themselves at this current time. Dieting and exercise are the two most basic necessity of our life that is lacking in modern times. Obesity should be considered as a disease as it correlates to a life burdening condition for everyone. Work CitedChan, Ruth S.M, and Jean Woo. “Prevention of Overweight and Obesity: How Effective Is the Current Public Health Approach.
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Personal Responsibility:1. What are the consequences of choosing to plagiarize?Plagiarism can result in being expelled from your course, campus, and can turn into a legal situation. 2. How do one’s personal values influence the decision to plagiarize/notplagiarize?Being a honest person can influence the decision to do your own work and cite the work of others you use in your paper.
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