Monday, September 20, 2010

Obesity in America

by Brittany

It is actually very sad how the people of America are not only gaining rapid amounts of weight. But also not choosing to do anything about it in their own benefit.

A whopping 32% of American children are obese, but this doesn't stop at just the youth, it only begins with them. All over America there are factors majorly contributing to these rapidly climbing rates, or weights, per se. For example, fast food chains are making a killing off of these people, who feel as though food is similar to their personal preferenced drug. Sure, fast and easy might be looking good on television, but not the effects you'll see when looking in the mirror after eating it day after day. And think, just how big will you be by the time you're a full grown adult from a kid?

In the following paragraph I will point out some of the obvious influences over our children, which results in some of these devastating statistics. Kids are enrolled in school at a young age, and most every school has worked to improve the meals served to our children. People have fought against the unhealthy and non-nutritious servings offered in public schools. But then you've got the people who reserve the right to allow their children the right to choose lunch for themselves. But at the expense of climbing obesity rates along with health problems it brings? Some people's genetics are more susceptible to becoming overweight. Truly, at any rate, every individual possesses the right to do something about their physical condition.

There still remains the percentage of citizens who believe in eating right and exercising to be the key to staying in good health. Yet there will always be the unmotivated, lazy group of Americans, who will remain just the same if not pound for pound, in their fat stupor. We live in the land of the free, and hese people are free to live how they please. And it it means that they'd learn to adapt to the lifestyle, so be it. It seems like less and less people are concerned by it nevertheless. Ultimately, this is their right as citizens.

In overall conclusion, the people of the United States are specifically one of two ways, or there's always the grey area on the scale. For those of indifference. America enables freedom, ensures your own kind of unique living style. Makes it all possible.

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