Obesity in the world
Obesity is a global concern. The worldwide populace is growing in numbers, however, it is also expanding in weight. Obesity rates have doubled since 1985. In 2015, almost 1.8 billion people were overweight and more than 500 million people were obese. These numbers are kept on increasing around the globe. Societal standards with respect to food and activity are changing swiftly in developing nations. Instead of choosing organic food, people are selecting processed foods that are full of saturated fats and sugar. As nations and countries are becoming wealthier, people prefer technology to eat as well as to travel which is gradually leading to less physical activity. Interest in comfort and lack of education also plays a major role in the growing number of overweight people and obesity rates in both developed and developing countries.
The increasing global obesity rate is ultimately causing a serious tidal wave of illness, with increasing rates of stroke, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, as well as some types of cancer. Basically, obesity triggers fat to accumulate in the arteries, which leads to decreased blood flow to the heart, consequently, heart attacks.
Obesity in America
We often hear in the media that people in America are obese. It is a problem that the media as well as numerous experts refer to as an ” American Obesity epidemic,” one that influences both the childhood and adult populations. As per a research, two third of the Americans are overweight, while an almost third of them are truly obese. Due to this serious concern, various actions are implemented by government, such as removing trans fat from grocery stores and fast food items to promote fitness. However, obesity in America is still a big concern despite many actions taken so far by the government.
How Can We reverse Obesity Epidemic?
Regardless of the actions, there is a lot to be done yet. We need to reverse the obesity epidemic and it is only possible with the collective effort of all social sectors such as government, individuals, families, health care providers, business, media, schools, and more. What these sectors can do to reverse the obesity epidemic? Governments should create certain policies to promote healthy eating and physical activity, eliminate food deserts, decrease the price of organic and healthy food, and more. Schools, on the other hand, must provide extensive and strenuous physical activity programs. Media must boycott all their marketing skills which incorporate bad eating, and instead, promote healthy lifestyles. Families must support overweight and obese family members. Lastly, individuals must engage in healthy lifestyle and physical activity.
Bottom Line: Global obesity
As mentioned in the very first line “Obesity is a global concern.” We can only eradicate it by implementing “health in all policies.” You, me, us, government, educational universities, media, organizations, and health care providers need to play crucial role in promoting healthy lifestyle so that obesity will stay only in some history books.