Obesity In America


Taking care of your health through wellness programs and other such measures is incredibly important, and much of it has become related to weight loss, particularly as the numbers of people who are currently living in the United States and are obese continue to skyrocket among children and adults alike. Though these problems with weight certainly make an impact on the overall health of those who consistently struggle with them (or are even perhaps struggling with them for the first time ever), there are a number of concrete and definable steps that the vast majority of people here in the United States who struggle with their weight are able to take that can help them to get on the road to leading healthier lives. For one, forming an exercise plan is a very viable option, as is going on a (healthy, and not fad) diet. Even just getting up and walking around more can have a bigger impact than many people realize, and sometimes starting off small can make it easier to stick with it and be consistent about your efforts not only to lost weight, but to get healthier as well.

And losing weight is very much part of getting healthier for the astonishing number of people in the United States that are currently considered to be medically overweight or even obese. And unfortunately, these numbers are only set to skyrocket with data showing that by the time that we reach the year of 2030, which is hardly more than ten years from our current year of 2018, as many as one hundred and fifteen adults alone in the country of the United States will be considered by medical professionals to be classified as obese. And obesity is a problem that continues to grow among the population of American children as well, with obese children all too often growing into obese adults and remaining obese or overweight for the rest of their lives.

There are a number of causes for this scourge of obesity as well as for a general unhealthiness among the population of people who are currently living in the United States. Money is one of them. To start with, financial struggles can cause a great deal of stress and it has actually even been found that money stress is the second largest cause of major stress all throughout the entire country of the United States with money stress and other types of stress rising with each new generation – and it has even been found that elderly people, those who are over the age of seventy two, actually experience less stress than any other group currently living in the world today. This increase in the stress that is felt, caused by financial struggles or another cause, is likely to lead to unhealthy coping mechanisms, and many people turn to food in order to deal with the hardships that they face in their everyday lives. This method of using food as a way to relax and unwind and to cope with difficult things in life can quickly become problematic, as people who use food as a crutch are all too often going to make unhealthy choices when it comes to the food that they are eating.

On top of all of this, a lack of exercise only compounds the problem of poor dietary habits and choices. Simply put, far too few people in the country of the United States have an exercise plan, even though exercise and having an exercise plan is integral to the success of any given weight loss program. In fact, recent data shows that only around five percent of the total population of adults who are currently living in the United States get the recommended amount of exercise, which is only around thirty minutes of exercise for one day, far from an excessive amount and a period of time that can be relatively easy to fit into the vast majority of schedules of people who are living in the United States. Having an exercise plan will look different for everyone, and an exercise plan can be as simple as taking a walk every day. Your exercise plan should reflect your goals and capabilities, but an exercise plan should also push you.

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