In the United States, there is no denying the fact that we are in the midst of an obesity crisis, one that is greatly impacting the lives of children and adults alike. As a matter of fact, the data that has been gathered on the subject more than backs up this claim, showing, after all, that up to 78 million adults in this country alone are obese. The obese adolescent population is also quite high, with up to 12.5 million children considered by medical standards to be obese as well. If we don’t do anything, this problem will only worsen with time, with more than half of all adults in the United States becoming classified as obese by the time that we reach the year of 2030, which is now not so far off in the future at all.
There are a number of reasons that obesity has become the problem that it is today. For one thing, people have greater access to and motivation to eat unhealthy foods than ever before. Since the 1970s, now nearly a full half of a century in the past, the number of