Health, wellness & sport

What's your take on the growing obesity rate?

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Being overweight brings about a lot of health concerns. Obesity rate has doubled in adults the past few years and that is alarming. People should see their doctors and see what diseases they have.
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People really do eat a lot. When I go out and eat, I don't finish everything. I just eat half then bring it home. People need to regulate what they eat and have regular exercise.
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People need to portion their food. You don't have to finish everything. Calories of one fast food meal makes up for your daily calorie intake. So imagine eating three times a day, that would be over the daily intake you should be eating.
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People should cut down on fast food. It's empty calories and all that grease does clog up the arteries. I better be telling myself that too.
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Our family eats a lot. My grandma and my mom are obese. We try to let them eat healthy but all the southern cooking is just way too rich. We always get them checked and they have high cholesterol, diabetes and high blood pressure.
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We do have to admit that eating and gaining weight is a lot easier than losing it. Some people find comfort in eating. It's just really hard to cut down on the food intake and exercise when you're fat. It's not like tv that you have a trainer and you lose weight fast. It doesn't happen in real life.
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We need to make healthy food cheaper and more accessible. If you look at the obesity stats, a majority are of the lower socioeconomic status. Why? Because if you're a person with multiple children, you've worked all day and you need to eat/feed your kids, are you going to go the the store and spend loads of money on organic food, fruits and vegetables? No, you're going to go quick and cheap: fast food. Not too many good choices there
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We need to make healthy food cheaper and more accessible. If you look at the obesity stats, a majority are of the lower socioeconomic status. Why? Because if you're a person with multiple children, you've worked all day and you need to eat/feed your kids, are you going to go the the store and spend loads of money on organic food, fruits and vegetables? No, you're going to go quick and cheap: fast food. Not too many good choices there
Agree. Fast food is convenient for moms on the go. No time to go grocery shopping or even cook for the family. The nutritional contents though are just empty calories.
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People should be aware of what they eat. Not because they order something means they need to finish it. You can eat 1/3 of it and bring it home. Eating in small portions is a good way to lessen food intake without doing it drastically.
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It is scary. Numbers have doubled for adults. Kids are getting obese too. Being obese brings about health problems and complications. Doctors should inform their patients about the threats obesity brings.
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The Health Department should address this issue and educate people. Having health problems is a result of obesity and complications could make their conditions worse.
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Some people love eating so much. We can't stop them from doing it. They should be the one to make that decision if they want to change their life. There have been many studies about the effects of obesity and we need to encourage them to try to be healthy.
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Some people love eating so much. We can't stop them from doing it. They should be the one to make that decision if they want to change their life. There have been many studies about the effects of obesity and we need to encourage them to try to be healthy.
True. It's their call. We can't force them to change. If they don't have the determination then nothing will happen. It will just be a cycle of eating unhealthy. It could kill them in the long run.
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True. It's their call. We can't force them to change. If they don't have the determination then nothing will happen. It will just be a cycle of eating unhealthy. It could kill them in the long run.
True. Obesity brings about so much health disasters. High blood pressure could cause strokes. The fact that younger people get more and more overweight should be addressed. They need to think of options to stay healthy.
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I hope they change their lifestyles. This could send them to an early grave. They should see their doctor and get checked for health issues. It gets worse as you get heavier.
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