Evolution of the Obesity Epidemic. Information from Time Magazine, National Geographic Magazine, and other sources. Exercise and Body Composition. Two major factors that lead to obesity: Over-nutrition – consuming too much Under-expenditure – expending too little energy. Over-nourishment.
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Information from Time Magazine, National Geographic Magazine, and other sources
Daily imbalance is on average small: an extra can of soda per day (150 kcal) can add 15.6 pounds per year
Who do we think we are or strive to be?
Who we actually are?
Europe and North America Percent of Trips by Mode
Country Bicycle Walking Transport Car
Netherlands 30 18 5 45 Germany 12 22 16 49
England 8 12 14 62
Italy 5 28 16 42
Canada 1 10 14 74 USA 1 9 3 84
Transportation Quarterly 1997; 51:31
5+Distribution of Hours of TV Per Day:NHES Youth Aged 12-17 in 1967-70 and NLSY Youth Aged 12-17 in 1990
TV Hours (Youth Report)
Overweight and Obesity