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Living Life Obese. The Problems of Obesity. BY : Kai Anderson And Alexis Bloomfield. What is obesity?. Obesity is a excess proportion of total body fat. A person is considered obese when his or her weight is 20 % or more above normal weight.

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living life obese

Living Life Obese

The Problems of Obesity

BY : Kai Anderson

And Alexis Bloomfield

what is obesity
What is obesity?
  • Obesity is a excess proportion of total body fat. A person is considered obese when his or her weight is 20 % or more above normal weight.
  • Obesity affects all ages there is a case of childhood obesity. Between 1980 and 2000, obesity rates doubled among adults. About 60
  • million adults, or 30% of the adult population, are now obese.
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Age
  • As your age increases your body’s ability to metabolize food for slows down. ( Your metabolism burns your calories.) You also don’t require as many calories to maintain your weight.

Your age affects obesity

gender
Gender
  • Women are tended to be more overweight than men. But, men have a higher resting metabolic rate ( meaning they burn more energy at rest) than women, so men require more calories to maintain their body weight.

Women are affected more

causes of obesity
Causes Of Obesity

The root cause of obesity is many people have very poor diets and do not exercise regularly . Richard H. Carmon , the surgeon general states that the obesity epidemic is affecting many Americans.

the scope of the problem
The scope of The problem.
  • The scope of obesity is a national issue.
  • Nearly two out of every three Americans are overweight or obese.
  • One out of every eight deaths in America is caused by an illness directly related to overweight and obesity.
1 st solution
1st Solution
  • The first solution to this problem is for people to manage there diets. Fast food is good on a sometimes basic . If you only knew how much sodium , starch , and fats where in half of the fast food you eat.
2 nd solution
2nd Solution
  • The second solution for this problem is more physical activities. Even if you just go outside and walk your still keeping your body moving. If more people started moving around more calories would get burned of.
3 rd solution
3rd Solution
  • The 3rd solution for this problem is people should start taking care of there health. Taking there medications daily and attend there primary care doctor yearly or as needed.
the best solution for this problem
The best solution for this problem
  • The best solution for this problem is to watch your diet. There are many foods you can still enjoy but just portion it out. You would be surprised all the healthy and delicious snacks you can make.
who me and kai contacted
Who me and Kai contacted
  • U.S Senator : Tom Carper
  • Carper.senate.gov
  • U.S Senator : Chris Coons
  • Coons.senate.gov
  • U.S Representative : John Carney
  • Johncarney.house.gov
reason for contacts
Reason for contacts
  • The reason we contacted those three men was because this is a national issue . This situation is between life and death people could die from this condition. We felt that these three man could possibly fix or better the situation.
our letter to u s senator tom carper
Our Letter to U.S Senator Tom Carper
  • U.S Senator Tom Carper
  • February 9, 2012
  • Dear U.S. Senator Tom Carper
  • I am here to inform you about a serious problem that is going on called obesity. The scope of this problem has been identified as a national issue across the United States. Did you know that 63.1% of adults in the U.S. were either overweight or obese just in the year of 2009? And obesity in children has become a top priority for health professionals in the United States. More than two-thirds of Americans are overweight and 30 per cent suffer from obesity but there has been a dramatic increase in childhood obesity. In the United States, the percentage of overweight or obese children has doubled over the past 30 years to 25 per cent of the under-19 population. Overweight and obesity are caused by an imbalance between food consumption and energy expenditure and experts agree that this is probably due to changes in diets as they are increasingly high in fats and carbohydrates. Also, people are obese because of lack of exercise and too many fast- foods restaurants. Children are increasingly exposed to genetic and environmental "triggers" that can lead to obesity and possibly diabetes. What I want you to do are to encourage people to be fit and eat healthy foods. Also, to insure them to have a doctor’s appointment yearly or as needed. I hope to hear from you very soon . Thank you for your time.
  • Sincerely ,
  • Kai Anderson And Alexis Bloomfield
  • Contact us at 3022598510 Kai
  • 302 -7570247- Alexis
websites we used
Websites we used
  • www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/89728.php
  • www.annecollins.com/obesity/causes-of-obesity.htm
  • www.cdc.gov/obesity/data/trends.HTML
  • www.overweightteen.com/statistics.html