Ellen is talking about coffee in this video and the different sizes of coffee that Starbucks now offers as compared to other countries. Then she mentions that Taco Bell now has the “fourth meal” Bring on the night is their slogan for that. Do we really need four meals a day… The answer is NO. We are consuming way to much in this country on a daily basis and eating more calories than we can burn, to just maintain our weight. We need to do something about this. I know I always rant on this blog about how America needs to change blah blah blah, but it is so true.
We need to get out and exercise more, weather it be going to a park, a walk around the neighborhood or even biking to work. This would help us as a nation is we chose to do one of these things everyday and I know that it would be beneficial to those that would do it.
Sometimes people with obesity struggle with their weight because they have it in their genes. Although, exercise can overcome obesity. Physical activity can overcoming the predisposition to being overweight. There have been many studies done that prove that exercise CAN overcome obesity. It is important to stay active and work out for at LEAST 30 minutes a day if not more. Exercise gets the endorphins going. Those that exercise daily, typically feel better about themselves and are healthier.
More can be found here: http://www.webmd.com/fitness-exercise/news/20080908/exercise-can-overcome-obesity-gene In regards to the study that was done with those that are predisposed to having obesity. All in all, those that have that gene, can overcome it by exercising, eating healthy, and staying away from fast food.
In an article written a few days ago, it states that by 2030 one in 10 people will have diabetes, that is largely attributed to being overweight or obese. That is 10% of the population or 552 million Americans. “Obesity, lack of physical activity and aging all contribute to this “massive public health issue,” said Dr. Gerald Bernstein of Beth Israel’s Friedman Diabetes Institute. I can’t reiterate enough how preventable this is for most people. Obesity is an epdemic and I feel it can largely be blamed upon eating sugary, unhealthy, high in fat foods, and also a regular diet of going to fast food resturants. Don’t get me wrong though, fast food is ok in moderation, but not several times a week.
“The World Health Organization said diabetes deaths will double by 2030. ” -NY Daily News
“Kids understanding of nutrition and an availability of regular physical activity (are an) important piece of how we live as a country,” he said. “Something needs to be done, or diabetes will economically destroy every health care system in the world.”-NY Daily News
This hits close to home for me since a few members of my family have diabetes. Some of them control their diabetes and others do the exact opposite of what they are supposed to do in order to keep the disease under control, and therefore shortening their life.
Obesity is said to be a national public health issue. We are spending so much money each year on Obesity and trying to fix it when we could just all cut down a little and therefore be a healthier nation. I know many people that are physically active in their daily lives and tend to be healthier than those other people I know that choose not to take care of themselves and their bodies, and therefore have more health issues.
Parents need to do a better job with teaching their children to make healthy choices. The more a child knows and is educated about what to eat, there may be a change in the future with the obesity rate it America. I feel that many children are not taught while they are young to make healthy choices and mimic what their parents do in their diets and food consumption.
The article mentions that 183 million people are unaware that they even have diabetes.
Those that also have diabetes are at higher risk for cardiovascular problems, blindness, kidney failure loss of limbs.