Obesity Kills... being FAT is NOT Healthy [part 2]

Obesity has been trending in our society for some time now... it didn't just start with the PLANDEMIC. The purpose of this article is to lay out numbers on obesity, kids more specifically, and the numbers prior to the covid years. Regarding the causes of obesity (food, FDA, sugar, artificial sweeteners, sedentary lifestyle, etc...) and the solutions I will not be getting in to at full length until part three...

Introduction...

Obesity is one of the most common and serious health threats facing America today, yet our pop-culture society continues to promote... obesity / being overweight as healthy! Sports illustrated, for example, has begun putting overweight woman on the cover of their swim suit edition. Sounds crazy, right???

There are numerous examples of this in our society today, while they use the cover of “body-positivity” to mask their lies.

In truth, being overweight and obese is easier today than it has ever been as a result of technology, GMO’s, unhealthy oils, laziness and Social Media. Obesity is one of the most common and serious health threats facing America today and an honest conversation is essential to be had.


Medical Side...

Obesity-related conditions include heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer that are some of the leading causes of preventable death. The prevalence of obesity among U.S. children has doubled in the past 30 years. Nearly 1 in 5 American youth is obese, according to recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). As both the prevalence and severity of obesity have increased in recent decades, so too have the costs associated with treating its associated health problems. In 2010 alone, medical costs associated with obesity were estimated at $190 billion or about 21% of all US medical spending. Obesity is a major threat to public health.


Obesity is a major cause of preventable death, disability, and health care costs. Obesity-related diseases include heart disease and stroke, certain types of cancer (endometrial, breast, colon, kidney and gallbladder), high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes. Heart disease and stroke are among the top 10 leading causes of death in the United States. Type 2 diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death. If you're overweight, it's time to make a change.


Obesity kills and is a serious threat to our health. If you have been diagnosed with obesity or are at high risk for developing obesity, we recommend that you begin a program of weight loss before receiving treatment for any other medical condition.* The health effects associated with obesity may contribute substantially to the difference in life expectancy between women and men.* Women are more likely than men to develop cardiovascular disease (CVD), stroke, cancer, type 2 diabetes mellitus and osteoarthritis.* Men are more likely than women to develop CVD; diabetes mellitus; liver disease; renal failure and upper gastrointestinal cancers such as esophageal adenocarcinoma. Both genders experience higher rates of mortality due to these diseases than those without excess body fatness. Obese children are more likely to become obese adults unless they adopt and maintain healthier patterns of eating and exercise.


IT IS NOT YOUR GENES...

Obesity is the result of a complex interaction of genetic and environmental factors. It is not caused by a single gene or environmental factor alone, but rather by multiple genes interacting with many different environmental factors to influence weight. “In recent years, researchers have learned that genetics plays a much smaller role in the development of obesity than previously thought. Instead, the biggest risk for childhood obesity comes from parents who have poor eating habits and sedentary lifestyles themselves.” Parents are not directly responsible for their child’s weight, but they can still help encourage healthy habits among their kids by modeling good eating and exercise behaviors themselves as well as encouraging them to eat nutritious foods and get plenty of physical activity every day.


The prevalence of obesity among U.S. children has doubled in the past 30 years and nearly 1 in 5 American youth is obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The prevalence of obesity among U.S. adults has more than doubled in the same time period, according to the CDC’s 2015 survey, which found that about two-thirds of Americans were either overweight or obese — about two-thirds! That's a lot of fat people out there!


Mixing up the notion of “anti-bullying” with “body-positivity” needs to stop because it is harming our society, creating excessive spending and most importantly setting up our children with a life of disease and hardship.

“Being fat is a personal choice.”

If you want to be healthy you need to exercise and eat well.


Solutions Simplified...

The solution is easy but will require self-discipline.

  1. Exercise every day for at least 30 minutes

  2. Wake up before 6:00am

  3. STOP eating fast food

  4. STOP eating fried food

  5. Stop drinking sugar (sports drink, soda, juice, beer)

  6. Sleep 7-8 hours per night

  7. Meditate Daily to reduce stress

  8. Limit screen time (leisure use) to 60 minutes or less per day

  9. Have an accountability and growth partner

  10. Have measurable GOALS

“People who lack internal fortitude often become victims of those who have self-discipline.”

- Robert Kiyosaki, written in the book Rich Dad Poor Dad


SOURCE

1. https://www.cdc.gov/


Thank you for reading...


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