Obesity in UK

Essay by lbrsdsbUniversity, Master'sC+, November 2014

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Obesity and its associated health problems are a growing risk for people in the UK. Suggest and evaluate different solutions for reducing these problem.

Nowadays, many people have died from overweight and the number is rising with time. What is obesity and how to assess if a person is obese? A person will be considered obese if they are very overweight with a high degree of body fat, and the most common way is to check their body mass index (BMI), if a person's BMI amount get above 25, that means indicates obesity. Another useful method is to take a waist measurement because fat in the center of the body (apple-shaped obesity) is much more strongly linked to health risks than fat more widely distributed on the arms and legs (BBC NEWS, 2014). It is a disturbing reported that in England data from 2011 shows that 24.8%

of adults (16 or over) are overweight, and 16.3% of children (2 -15) are obese (BBC NEWS, 2014). So people have to pay more attention on finding reasons, which can lead to obesity. In fact, the obesity epidemic could trigger other related diseases and a part of unnecessary cost. Obesity seems to be an increasingly widespread problem not only in UK, but also in other countries. It is important that we pinpoint the solution of this problem. This essay will suggest three main solutions that focus on lifestyle changes that will help tackle the problem.

Doing more exercise or out door activities is one of the most effective methods to solve this problem. In recent years, as the technology developed, the style of individuals living has been changed, most of people are lazy. As thousands of gorgeous vehicles and a wide range of developed transportation can be provided...