Nutrition Health and wellness s
“The silent escalating epidemic of obesity is the underlying cause
of death in today’s society” (Henry, 2004, p.3).
With that being
said, the public should join forces to help eradicate this silent
killer. Many women, children and men are suffering from this type
of disorder, which has proven to be an individual and clinical
Obesity arises out of a number of factors.
In some cases, it can be
inherited. The environment also has a major role to play in obesity.
We are living in a modern world where walking is replaced by
driving or catching the bus which tends to make us complacent.
Catching a bus is much more convenient than walking for five
minutes but we ought to know that it is not. Major economic forces
such as food manufacturers, restaurant chains, automobile makers’,
real estate developers and the entertainment industry have strong
financial interest in marketing various aspects of the status quo.
None of these industries or sectors deserves the blame for worlds’
obesity epidemic but together many of their products and service
have contributed to society unhealthy lifestyle (Okie, 2005, p.g
248). “The excess availability of calories contributes to