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Obesity in todays society

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Obesity in today's society Introduction In this assignment I am going to investigate obesity in today's society. I am going to; make you aware what causes people to gain weight, lose weight or stay the same, discuss some of the factors why so many people in today's society are obese and then justify who I feel is responsible. Reasons for people to gain weight (Energy intake exceeds expenditure) There are many reasons why people gain in weight they include Over eating the reasons for over eating may include: * boredom * depression * comfort * constant availability of food (including convenience foods) * bad eating habits * eating at the wrong time * rewarding behavior with sweet treats, and nurturing through food * snacking * eating the wrong foods * use of a bad dieting program * healthy food's are more expensive It is very easy for a person to get into a bad eating pattern most of the time the person is not even aware that they are in one. Lack of exercise the reasons behind it may include: * laziness/too tired after work * inactive jobs * inactive leisure activities (watching television, computer games etc) * use of cars rather than walking or cycling * unable to exercise because of injury, illness or just too large * cost of health clubs/exercise classes * being housebound * Schools/collages approach to PE * Schools banning recreational sports at break times People tend ...read more.

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This can happen when a good eating pattern is achieved and exercise is regular but not intense. Factors why so many people are obese in today's society Obesity results from consuming more calories than the body uses. The number of calories needed varies from person to person, depending on age, sex, physical activity, and the person's metabolic rate the rate at which the body burns calories or it is inherited in the genes. There is a growing epidemic of obesity in Britain. 'In addition to the 21% of women and 17% of men in England regarded as obese, another 32% of women and 46% of men are overweight. Also a report by the Department of Health says that in four years 19% of boys and 22% of girls will be obese, and that Britain is now the second-fattest nation in the developed world'. Here are some of the factors that I think cause many people to be obese in today's society: Inherited factors Obesity tends to run in families, suggesting that it may have an inherited cause. However, family members share not only genes, but also diet and lifestyle habits that may contribute to obesity. Separating these lifestyle factors from inherited factors is difficult because it is very common for obesity to run families. Several genes influence weight. One gene that has been identified the ob gene controls the production of Leptin. ...read more.

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for not changing rules about how many adverts can be shown and when the adverts and what times they are on * Department of Health ignoring the danger's for so long that it now has become a epidemic * The drink regulation committee for not complaining to change drink regulations * Fast food companies * Food industry for creating foods which are high in sugar * Drink industry for creating drinks which are high in sugar * Schools have participated with businesses in schemes to provide free books and math's equipment in return for tokens from crisps and biscuit packets * Energy-saving devices such as lifts and escalators * Parents for not looking after the children properly and not feeding them a health diet I feel you can keep pointing the finger at other people but the main person to blame is yourself. At the end of the day you have to take responsibility for your own actions either to yourself or to the people under your care such as your children. You are responsible for how much and which food you eat or give your children that is the same with what you drink and concerning alcohol how much u drink. Concerning exercise it is the same concept u have some sort of control of how much exercise or how much exercise your child has for example you can walk your child to school or you can drive your school to school. ...read more.

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