Obesity is one of the most common problems which is rapidly growing in today’s society. Obesity is a health problem which is not only related to what we eat, there are so many other reasons for obesity.

According to data,published by World Health Organization (WHO) in 2015, which is the list of the countries by body mass index, US ranks 17th  out of 190 countries. In an article about obesity in the US, it says: “Nearly two-thirds of adult Americans are overweight or obese.” Also it shows that the prevalence of obesity in the US has more than doubled over the past four decades. If we look at the reasons for obesity, it is not only about what you eat or how much you eat?

According to a website, the most common reasons for obesity are: physical inactivity, overeating, genetics, frequency of eating, medications, psychological factors, diseases, social issues. In addition to physical inactivity, I think that technology has an impact on obesity,because it causes inactivity. For example, people do not have to go to the bank for sending money to someone, they can do that with one click from their computer at home. Also I think that it is inevitable for everyone to eat fast food because in today’s world everybody is busy and usually they do not have enough time to cook so most of us prefer fast foods.

As a solution for obesity, one of the websites about health and obesity suggests eating more fruits,vegetables,nuts and whole grains; exercising, even moderately, for at least 30 minutes; cutting our consumption of fatty and sugary foods; using vegetable-based oils and says “So walk a little more, eat a little less— and do what you need to do to maintain a healthy BMI (Body Mass Index).”

In conclusion, obesity is a serious health problem which, in my opinion, it is inevitable in my opinion for US and other countries, and it is not about what we eat. It is about our lives, genetics and other diseases.

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2 Comments
  1. Tomas 1 month ago

    Kutay, I completely agree with your points. Obesity is a serious health problem that has plagued the entire United States. I read an article that gives a few facts about the obesity in the U.S. and it is truly remarkable that we have gotten so fat (the link: https://www.healthline.com/health/obesity-facts#1). When you said that “technology has an impact on obesity, because it causes inactivity.”, I completely agreed. I think technology has either made us too lazy or too busy in our lives. This leads to inactivity or activity making us too busy to make healthy food leading us to eat more fast food. I loved to read your article, and I will be looking forward to anything else you write.

  2. Danny 1 month ago

    Hi, Kutay. After reading your article about obesity, I do agree that obesity is one of the most severe issues in the current world, and it also can cause some terrifying health problems for us. I find the website, https://www.cdc.gov/obesity/strategies/index.html, which has more information and solutions on obesity that supports your article. Thank you for your post, and it is interesting and knowledgeable.

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