Today is the last article for this series on obesity, and the last article for this week - Thanksgiving is upon us, and with it I am taking a few day hiatus. And what better time than Thanksgiving to talk about the dangers of eating too much food and the wrong types of food? Because as a nation, here in the U.S., statistics show that obesity is … [Read more...]
Stress: A Major Cause of Obesity
I've been writing on the theme of obesity for the last few weeks, and will wrap this series up tomorrow. (It's a short week, what with the Thanksgiving holiday, and so tomorrow's article will be the last for this week.) I've written about many causes of obesity - diet, chemicals in foods, sugar/high fructose corn syrup, … [Read more...]
Cars Are Making Us Obese
I've pointed out during this series on obesity that the obesity rates are steadily increasing at alarming numbers in adults and children, and that the number one cause is the prevalence of junk foods and sugar drinks. Now you can add another thing to the list, and it's something that most people use on an everyday and regular basis: cars. There's a direct … [Read more...]
It’s the Food, Not Lack of Exercise, Causing Teen Obesity
For the last two days I've been talking about obesity in children, and the fact that in the U.S. nearly one in three children and teens are overweight or obese.
I discussed in yesterday's article that one of the key causes of this obesity epidemic is [Read more...]
What’s Making Our Children Obese?
There is an epidemic of childhood obesity in both the U.S. and the world, as I discussed in yesterday's article. I discussed some of the reasons for this, but there is one factor, and one factor alone, that is the main cause for it: sweets - sugar and high-fructose corn syrup. Back in 1977, average daily consumption of … [Read more...]
Obesity in Children
I continue with this series on obesity by discussing a topic that is alarming: obesity in children. I've talked about obesity around the world and in the U.S., and how statistics show that the obesity trends continue to increase. It's bad enough to see the rates increase amongst adults; it's even worse to see them increase among children. What … [Read more...]
Obesity, Meat Free Monday, and the Empire Strikes Back
Back in September I posted an article about Meat Free Monday, the campaign that Paul McCartney is helping to spearhead, which encourages people to go meat free one day a week. The theory behind Meat Free Monday is that eating less meat is good for the environment and that even one less day of meat eating a week can help slow … [Read more...]
The Most Obese State in the U.S. – and What They’re Trying to Do About It
Over the last few days during this series on obesity, I've told you about obesity in the U.S. and how the rates have been increasing rapidly, and I also told you about the most obese cities in the U.S. - with Miami, Florida having the honor of being the most obese city. Today I want to look at the most obese state in the U.S., a state that has held onto … [Read more...]
The Most Obese Cities in the U.S.
In yesterday's article, I continued with this series on obesity by discussing obesity in the U.S. I showed maps of the U.S. that charted out obesity rates across the country from 1985-2008, and the results were startling. Now let's examine it even more closely by … [Read more...]
Obesity in America
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