On the way home from work these foods are low in

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on the way home from work, these foods are low in nutrition and high in fat, carbs, and calories. While these fast food options may seem convenient, they are absolutely wreaking havoc on our health. Obesity does not just come from our diet choices though; our lack of physical activity also plays a significant role. After a long day at work many of us just want to sit on the couch and watch television or play a video game rather than going for a walk or to the gym. According to the USDA Americans are eating more calories, meat, fat, and grains than in the past; additionally, the world health organization found a correlation in the increase in fast food sales and increased BMI. ( Why are Americans Obese ?)
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Social Factors of Obesity The social factors associated with obesity can range from one’s family, work or school, neighborhood, and socioeconomic status. A lot of what can influence our diets is based on the foods readily available to us, our neighborhood may not have a store that has healthy options available, our lunchroom at school or breakroom at work may only offer unhealthy options, and even at home our families may not have healthy options available. These factors not only lead to obesity in adults but in children as well. For most children, their concept of nutrition comes from what foods are available at home. In lower income areas, parents may simply not be able to provide healthier food options for themselves or their children. “One
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