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Obesity in America. Phil Teachen Technology and Assessment in Health & Exercise Science. 8 th Grade Health Class. Obesity in America. The Facts. N umber one health risk facing America (2004) The cause of 400,000 deaths per year $122.9 billion annual cost to the national economy

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Phil teachen technology and assessment in health exercise science

Obesity in America

Phil Teachen

Technology and Assessment in

Health & Exercise Science

8th Grade Health Class

Obesity in America


The facts
The Facts

  • Number one health risk facing America (2004)

  • The cause of 400,000 deaths per year

  • $122.9 billion annual cost to the national economy

  • Lower self esteem, depression, diminish quality of life, social discomfort

  • 2 out of every 3 adults are either overweight or obese

  • 1 out of every 3 children



Childhood obesity
Childhood Obesity

  • Affects nearly 40% in some states

  • Estimated that 1/3 of children born in 2000 will develop obesity-related diabetes

  • Life style Changes

  • School practices

  • Urban planning

  • Nutrition knowledge

  • Regular doctor physicals

Prevention


Reason b ehind childhood o besity epidemic
Reason Behind Childhood Obesity Epidemic

  • Physical education budgets have dropped

  • Advancements in entertainment and gaming

  • Transportation

  • Poor Diets (empty calories, high fructose, processed foods, and sodas)


Obesity in america

Obesity related Diseases

  • Metabolic syndrome

  • Sleep apnea

  • Asthma

  • Arthritis

  • Gallbladder disease

  • Liver disease

  • Urinary incontinence

  • Depression

  • Diabetes

  • Cardiovascular disease

  • Heart Disease

  • Stroke

  • Certain types of cancer

  • High blood pressure

  • High cholesterol


Ongoing problem
Ongoing Problem

  • Obesity rates at all time high

  • Rates consistently rising through the years

  • 32.2% for men and 35.5% for women (2008)

  • Rates have increased in all population groups


Military obesity
Military Obesity

  • 16% of active duty (2004)

  • Largest cause for discharge of uniformed personnel

  • Bariatric surgery reaching 15 million (2002)


Medical costs
Medical Costs

  • $344 billion estimated medical cost in 2018

  • Health care spending per adult rose 80% from 1987

  • Cost for obesity related diseases averaged $2030 for obese adults and $1090 for normal weight adults

$344 Billion


Obesity in america

Possible Causes

  • Controversial artificial colors

  • Heavily processed foods

  • Natural/artificial flavors added

  • High fructose corn syrup

  • High sodium content

  • Fast and fried foods


American society
American Society

  • People simply don’t know what they are putting in their bodies

  • Fast pace life leads to fast unhealthy meals

  • Unhealthy fast food, pizza, and Chinese restaurants located all over

  • Food companies misleading consumers with advertising


Obesity in america

Fitness Centers

  • Located all over the states

  • People have the option to work towards a healthy lifestyle

  • Estimated that 36% of gym profits are from members who show less than 25 times a year

  • New Years gym joiners on average quit within 4-6 weeks


Prevention
Prevention

  • Being aware of what you are consuming

  • Plan out you’re meals

  • Pack a lunch instead of eating out

  • Get a physical from your family doctor

  • Walk up the stairs instead of taking the elevator

  • Don’t over eat


Prevention cont
Prevention cont.

  • Avoid soda

  • Check food labels (the less ingredients the better)

  • Get at least 30 min of physical activity a day

  • Aim for a lifestyle change not a temporary diet


Conclusion
Conclusion

  • America needs to understand this epidemic that is going on

  • People need to start taking action and leading a healthy lifestyle

  • Parents have control over what their children are putting in their bodies

  • We are only hurting ourselves by not taking action


Works cited
Works Cited

  • Eliana Perrin, . "Obesity in America." Obesity related diseases. Obesity in America, 2011. Web. 8 Feb 2012. <http://www.obesityinamerica.org/>.

  • . "U.S. Obesity Trends." http://www.cdc.gov. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2011. Web. 8 Feb 2012. <http://www.cdc.gov/obesity/data/trends.html>.

  • Hellmich, N.. "Rising obesity will cost u.s. health care $344 billion a year." . USA Today, 2009. Web. 8 Feb 2012. <http://www.usatoday.com/news/health/weightloss/2009-11-17-future-obesity-costs_N.htm>.

  • . N.p., n.d. Web. 8 Feb 2012. <http://www.cbo.gov/ftpdocs/118xx/doc11810/09-08-Obesity_brief.pdf>.

  • . Truth about gyms. N.p., 2008. Web. 8 Feb 2012. <http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/132675.php>.