A boy eats everything he can and doesn’t know when to stop
Big June here & my fat ass wants to talk to you about Obesity. Obesity has risen to epidemic levels in the United States. Almost one-third of the adult population in the U.S. (32%) is considered obese. Many people assume that the cause of obesity is a lack of willpower or laziness, and that dieting and exercise are all you need to overcome it. That’s simply not true. Adult obesity rates now exceed 25 percent in 31 states and exceed 20 percent in 49 states and Washington, D.C. Two-thirds of American adults are either obese or overweight. In 1991, no state had an obesity rate above 20 percent. In 1980, the national average for adult obesity was 15 percent. Sixteen states experienced an increase for the second year in a row, and 11 states experienced an increase for the third straight year. Obesity it is a diseaseâ€”not just a result of overeating. Research has shown that, in many cases, an underlying cause of morbid obesity is genetic. Other causes may include metabolic disorders and hormonal imbalances.
Obesity’s impact on health can’t be underestimated. It is associated with shorter life expectancy: both men and women living with obesity generally have 50% to 100% higher mortality rates than those with a healthy weight. It can also lead to serious health conditions, often referred to as comorbidities or comorbid conditions such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, cancer, and depression. And as you probably know, it interferes with your quality of life. Beyond the physical implications, there’s often a stigma associated with being obese. And that can take an emotional toll as well.
I recall being at the table as a child and mother telling me that I would not leave that table until I finished everything on my plate regardless of whether or not I was still hungry. Now a days I don’t feel right if I don’t finish my entire meal I feel like I’m wasting it; regardless of the fact that I have had my full I usually try to scarf down as much as I can. I call out to all parents, watch what you teach your children because it will stay with them to adulthood.
I support a National Strategy to Combat Obesity that would define roles and responsibilities for federal, state and local governments and promote collaboration among businesses, communities, schools and families. It would seek to advance policies that
* Provide healthy foods and beverages to students at schools;
* Increase the availability of affordable healthy foods in all communities;
* Increase the frequency, intensity, and duration of physical activity at school;
* Improve access to safe and healthy places to live, work, learn, and play;
* Limit screen time; and
* Encourage employers to provide workplace wellness programs.
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