Solo disponible en BuenasTareas
  • Páginas : 3 (648 palabras )
  • Descarga(s) : 4
  • Publicado : 11 de mayo de 2010
Leer documento completo
Vista previa del texto
Good morning I’m here to talk about a big problem that we have in the US right now: obesity.
Do you ever look around you see a problem and want to do something to fix it? That is what happens tome, but sometimes I feel that there’s nothing that will ever help to solve this problem. I keep seeing obese people filling their plates at a buffet, and chubby kids at McDonalds eating junk food and Ifear for them and for all of us, I fear for what lies ahead, medically and socially.
Obesity is a disease that affects approximately 60 million people in the United States. Many people think obesitymeans just being overweight, well that’s not exactly true. An overweight person has a surplus amount of weight that includes muscles, bone, fat, and water. An obese person has a surplus of fat. Withobesity comes the increased risk of diseases such as high blood pressure, type II diabetes, heart disease, breast, colon, and prostate cancer. In addition obesity has been linked to mental healthconditions such as depression. Health experts believe that even losing 10 to 15 percent of your body weight can dramatically decrease the risk of developing these serious conditions.
Overall there are avariety of factors that play a role in obesity. This makes it a complex health issue to address. Fast food restaurant have become mainstream in the past 30 years and practically all of America takesadvantage of the cheap prices, quick service, and tasty meals. Convenient as them may be, these foods contains practically no nutrients. The fast food industry spends billions of dollars per year inadvertisement. The average child sees more than 10,000 food ads on TV each year. And it’s not only on TV, they have infiltrated in our schools, making it impossible for kids to eat anything else.Lack of time is one of the several excuses that many of us have. No time to cook, no time to buy groceries, and of course not time to exercise. Well I’m telling you right now that we all should start...
tracking img