37.5% Of Americans Are Obese Yet The Government Does Nothing To Take Action
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37.5% Of Americans Are Obese Yet The Government Does Nothing To Take Action

Eating fast food on a regular basis may increase the chances of acquiring Type 2 Diabetes.

37.5% Of Americans Are Obese Yet The Government Does Nothing To Take Action

According to statistics, obesity has increased over the past 10 years in the U.S. Obesity is not just a problem in the U.S., but it’s an epidemic that’s around the world. Today, more than a third of U.S. adults are obese. To reduce obesity in America, local governments should instantiate a reduction in fast food intake and encourage more exercise on a daily basis.

Fast foods have dangerous effects on health and contribute a lot to excess calorie intake. Eating fast food on a regular basis may increase the chances of acquiring Type 2 Diabetes. Many types of diabetes cases result from eating unhealthy food, which damages health and wastes money on treatment. Today, there are more than 300,000 fast food restaurants in the U.S. alone, and that is a fact worth worrying about. Since there are so many fast food restaurants, obesity is sure to increase. The government should encourage everyone to combat obesity by helping them find healthier food choices.

The government should take an initiative to prevent obesity by encouraging daily exercise. This is considered to be a responsibility of the government for the safety of everyone’s health. Although it isn’t the government’s role to lecture people, they do have a duty of helping people lead a healthier lifestyle. In order to have more physical activity in their life, the government should make more trails, parks, playgrounds, and community recreation centers. If the government constructed some more recreational things with the tax money, it could increase physical activity. Another way that the government can encourage daily exercising is by placing incentives to go and exercise in a gym or take part in a recreational center. This can encourage people to exercise more and lose weight, since they are given the incentive of being paid. In the U.S., there is some evidence that small financial payments from programs that tackle obesity, have proven to work effectively on individuals to achieve weight loss. This method may have a positive impact on peoples’ health and help reduce obesity.

The government can do a lot more to help reduce obesity in America. Governments argue that the obesity problem has not been ignored throughout time, and that they are very eager to solve it. In order to reduce obesity in America, interventions such as mandated exercising should be done by the local government. These efforts by the government can help improve peoples’ health and reduce health care costs. Some argue that fast food and chain restaurants could revise menus and comply with the government’s dietary guidelines and that those meals should be moderately priced. Some also say that businesses and governments should make policies to reduce the consumption of sugar sweetened beverages by making clean water available in public places like work sites and recreation centers. But can these interventions really work? Although the solution to this problem is very difficult, some mandated interventions by the government can really work to help reduce obesity in the U.S., and make our country a healthier place to live in.

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