Obesity is a major concern for the United States as well many countries around the globe.
I believe this problem can be fixed by one word: STAND.
Lack of exercise, a sedentary lifestyle and junk food are a few reasons for obesity. It is no longer a condition affecting only adults. Childhood and teen obesity are becoming grave concerns today, and technology has increased our sedentary lifestyle since you can talk to whoever you want with the push of a button.
All of these elements have contributed to the main issue at hand here: obesity. Unhealthy weight gain due to poor diet and lack of exercise is responsible for over 300,000 deaths each year. Also, the annual cost to society for obesity is estimated at nearly $100 billion. Overweight children are much more likely to become overweight adults, so it is important to develop healthy eating and exercise behaviors within the family.
Exercise can not only prevent health concerns and awful diseases, but it has been proven to better a person’s mood, increase energy, aid in better sleeping habits, and help with self-esteem issues. Plus, it’s fun! So stand up, go for a run or just take a walk- it may just save your life!