America is the fattest country on the planet with more than one third of the people being overweight. Because of this, it also has one of the highest heart disease rates in the world. Even though one in four women are on a diet, and one in five men, America keeps getting fatter.
There were more obese people in 2004, then in 2003. In the 1990’s every state saw a big jump in obesity, and then by 2000, twenty-two of the fifty states had a obesity rate of over 20 percent. Obesity is affecting everyone, women, men and children of all ages. Men are more likely to be over weight then women, but women are more likely to be obese.
Americans consume 15 percent more calories a day then they should. This is a major problem considering that calories are a major source of fat. People who eat lots of calories, and don’t exercise gain a lot of weight really quickly. There are many simple things Americans can do to keep the weight off, such as walking to work, of riding your bike to work. Checking food labels to make sure they are not too fatty, and if they are eat something healthy, don’t ignore it. Also there are little things you can do to get more exercise. Park further away so that you have to walk further, and at work volunteer to do physical work.
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