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The Serious Problem of Childhood Obesity in the United States
A Parent-Centered Childhood Obesity Prevention Program Childhood obesity is a serious issue throughout the United States and particularly problematic in Alexandria, Virginia. More than 1/3 of the United States’ adults and approximately 17 percent (12.5 million) of adolescents between the ages of 2 and 19 are obese (The Com...
A Study of Predictors of Well Being on College Students
Welcome to college! This is where you begin to take full responsibility for your actions, most of which will have a huge impact on your health and well-being. If you are too used to being taken care of by your family and surroundings, this can be a huge turning point for you. Your health and well-being is not something you...
A Study of Reducing the Consumption of Sugar among College Students
This paper examines the Healthy People 2020’snutritional objective of reducing the consumption of calories from added sugars. Over the past 30 years, the consumption of more and more added sugar by Americans has wreaked havoc on our bodies and has greatly subsidized the obesity epidemic. The empty calories that sugar provid...
An Analysis of the American Obesity Epidemic and the Interventions Developed to Combat It
“According to the surgeon general, obesity today is officially an epidemic; it is arguably the most pressing public health problem we face, costing the health care system an estimated $90 billion a year,” says activist and professor Michael Pollan (Pollan). Obesity is no small matter in the United States. More than two-thir...
The Problems and Solutions to the Global Epidemic, Childhood Obesity
Childhood obesity is a global epidemic. According to the WHO, there are 41 million overweight or obese children, with ten million coming from the last twenty-five years alone (Pickles, 2016). Obesity is a hot topic in the media, but its depictions are often skewed. In the Global Health Wiki, I found that most media has focu...
The Pros and Cons of the FAST Diet
The diet that I chose was the F.A.S.T diet. It stands for Families Always Succeed Together. I like the idea of this because it focuses on dieting with others, which can always be helpful when trying to diet. Dieting alone can be hard and scary. The F.A.S.T diet emphasizes that families work together to lose weight in a heal...
An Analysis of the Causes of the Rising Rate of Weight Gain and Obesity Epidemic in the United States of America
As society advances technologically in terms of convenience, the population has experienced a rising rate of overall weight gain and obesity. “During the past 20 years, there has been a dramatic increase in obesity in the United States and rates remain high. More than one-third of U.S. adults (34.9%) and approximately 17% (...
An Analysis of the Definition and Disease Theory of Addiction
Addiction is definitely a common and important issue to address. It has a long history of being studied and defined in different ways. At first, addiction was viewed as a weakness or a moral failing, implying that those suffering from an addiction simply had a weakness of character and self-control. In recent years, people...
A Construction of a Wellness Program to Fit a Specific Individual
Abstract The purpose of this paper is to design a wellness program for the selected participant. This wellness program will target different occupations of the participant’s life like ADLS, IALDs, social participation, leisure, and sleep and rest. This paper will also provide a history of the participant’s life and how she...
The Dangers of Being Overweight or Obese as Reasons to Eat Healthy and Exercise
Being overweight or obese are huge problems in America. The U.S. is one of the top 10 countries on Earth for the highest obesity rate and the #1 industrialize country for obesity according to ProCon. To be obese means you have an excess amount of weight, this may be from bone, water, fat and/or muscle. According to the Nati...