Health Awareness

The health concern that I have chose to help bring more awareness to is obesity. And the reason for this choice is because I myself fall into the category of being obsess, and because this condition is the cause of most preventable medical condition. Most people think that if you are skinny/thin that you must be healthy; and this is not true. Education is so important in understanding an condition, so please read below for some important facts to think about.

  • Obesity is defined as a condition that is characterized by excessive accumulation and storage of fat in the body, and that in an adult is typically indicated by a body mass index of 30 or greater.

  • According to the CDC, more than one-third, that is 34.9% or 78.6 million, of the US adults are obese.

  • Research shows that African-Americans have the highest age adjusted rates of obesity (42.8%), followed by Hispanics (42.5%), Caucasians (32.6%), and Asians (10.8%).

The overall quality of life of an obese person may be diminished due to the fact that they may not be able to do certain things because of their weight and possible weight related conditions, and because of the overall shame of being obese. The mental stress and frustration of being obese is very real, and the shame of being obese will stop someone from getting the help that they need. Please see below for some obesity related conditions:
  • High Cholesterol
  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Heart Disease
  • Stroke
  • Cancer
  • Breathing Disorders
  • Gallbladder Disease
  • Infertility and irregular periods
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver
  • And many more.....

As you can see obesity is major condition that some many Americans struggle with daily, and I want to bring more awareness to this shared condition. Please visit my booster page to help me bring more awareness to this condition. The organization that I support is Obesity Action Coalition. Stop by my booster page to purchase a t-shirt and help me bring more awareness to a growing condition, Obesity...

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