Obesity is a problem among children and adults alike all throughout the United States. The statistics that have been gathered on the subject more than back up this claim, showing that nearly 80 million adults are currently obese, a number that is expected to rise to make up at least half of the total adult population of this country by the time that we reach the year of 2030. And children are not spared from this epidemic, with very nearly 17% of all children considered to be obese – and many more considered to be overweight, though they have not yet reached the medical classification of obese.
Being obese is hugely detrimental to your health, even if you might be obese and doing fine at the current moment. But the longer you are obese, the more at risk your overall health will become and while some of these health conditions can be reversible with the adoption of a healthier lifestyle and the weight loss that is bound to follow, this will certainly not always be the case. From an
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