Health is one of the most important aspects of human life, unfortunately, not everyone pays enough attention on his/her personal health conditions, and as a result, suffers from unexpected diseases. One of the most wide-spread diseases nowadays are obesity and overweight problems, that occurs from numerous factors, such as lack of the physical activity, unhealthy diet, genetics and etc. More than half of the European population is overweight and up to 30% is obese with prevalence worldwide doubling since 1980 (World Health Organization, 2011). Due to the growing popularity of the junk food, and passive lifestyle, including workplaces that demands sitting in one place in front of monitor for 8 hours a day, most of the developed and developing countries around the world faces the same problem of obesity among population. Only 20% of today’s jobs require at least moderate physical activity. One of these countries that has wide-spread problem of obesity among population is the USA. According to the research held on 2003, 30% of the US adults are obese, and 35% are overweight, and the statistics are getting worse and worse through the years. If in the first stages overweight causes only external visual changes, and maybe lack of self-esteem, in the next stages it could affect to the human health, and cause many diseases, such as musculoskeletal pain, osteoarthritis, diabetes, several heart diseases and even cancer. All of the age groups might be affected by obesity, so that is why it is important to keep and care about your health from younger ages, so the chances of being affected by overweight will decrease. Some people might think that their condition is safe, and normal, despite the fact that it could cause several health risks, that he/she will regret of, likewise, obesity could affect at person’s mental state and decrease self-confidence and self-esteem. Some people with this type of issue might not know what to do in these types of situations. The reason on why did I chose this topic is to show, that everyone could be affected, and that there is nothing to be ashamed of, the main thing is that it needs to be prevented/treated right and on time. Also, there is no one exact solution to this problem, because there are an opposite opinions on efficiency of diets and medications. Scientists can’t say which one is more suitable, because there are many factors that induce obesity.
How to decrease the level of obesity of USA population?
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