Monday, December 04, 2006

Growing Obesity Rates

Growing Obesity Rates

USA obesity is getting higher it’s getting higher all over the world because the bad for you food is cheapest and people have jobs that require a lot of sitting. Why is this trend?

These are the main issues for growing obesity rates.

Poverty
The cheapest food is usually calorie laden and full of transfers. Small kitchens, and no safe place to walk. Stores that only sell junk food. Some people who mock people because the person is obese are really mocking them for their monetary standing. Junk food is often donated to food based charities.

No Time for Family meals
Family meals are key for having healthy children and families. Eating together is good. I need to do this more myself and it is hard.


Video games, TV and Computer.
These three things heightened obesity. Some video game manufactures like Nintendo are trying to remedy the situation with the Nintendo wii.

Desk Jobs
As more people move to the office they move less and eat more. It’s so easy to put snacks on the desk.
The Amish in US eat a lot 3,000 to 5,000 calories a day and are very lean do to the Amount of activities they do.


The Fake Out
Not all obesity rates are real. There are French, German, Americans, Japanese listed as over weight who aren’t. I am beginning to believe that they keep people artificially fat to get grant money.
But not all body fat is bad and not all obesity rates are bad. I also think the BMI is wrong and that a healthy BMI should be 18 to 28 not 18- 25
I had to get medical treat meant because while my BMI was 21 I had to little body fat and a BMI of 25 to 26 was healthier for me. I had weight or lack of weight related health issues.

5 Comments:

Anonymous healthybpm said...

You are absolutely right about junk food being cheaper. You can't eliminate fast food from the world, you can't stop sitting all day at work either...but I guess we have to change our lifestyle and focus more on healthy food.At least those who can afford to can start making a difference to their lives.

6:11 AM  
Blogger Spider63 said...

The BMI is like the "normal Weight" scale. It is mostly BS. If you are in good physical condition, walking, running, working out, etc., then a couple of pounds one way or the other are not going to hurt you. The problem is keeping it real and staying fit.

6:48 AM  
Blogger PearShapedGirl said...

It's hard to think about that stuff, isn't it? There are people starving in other countries, and we are eating ourselves to death. I know that when I taught at lower-income schools, the children had lunches and snacks severely lacking in any nutritional value. Their parents couldn't afford anything healthier and I don't think a lot of them were educated on proper nutrition. Sad.

5:07 PM  
Blogger iportion said...

Thanks healthybpm
You are so right we have to focus on what we can change.

Spider63 I think the BMi can be saved but it needs to update their ranges go by age and gender.

Women reproductive years should be heavier than a teenager because in resent studies woman who have less than 18.5 BMI are more likely to miscarry.




Pearshape
Exactly pear the parents couldn’t afforded anything better and some groceries in poorer neighborhoods don’t sell produce. Companies like Save a lot, and Aldi have been popping up giving better options but there needs to be healthier options.
It needs to take in account, gender age and muscle. Like a question are you extremely muscular, toned, or soft, or squishy. Going by body fat alone doesn’t always work because most people measure it wrong.

1:13 AM  
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6:28 AM  

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