Essays Tagged: "Overweight"

Evaluation of Lord of the Flies, a story by William Golding

oon as they land, one of the eldest assumes leadership of the others, but not before befriending an overweight, asthmatic boy nicknamed Piggy. Ralph takes control of the boys and organizes a small exp ...

(7 pages) 67 0 4.0 Sep/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > "Lord of the Flies" by Sir William Gerald Golding


properly convert food into energy. This form of diabetes usually occurs in people who are over 40, overweight, and have a family history of diabetes.People with diabetes often experience symptoms. So ... op it. The risk of getting diabetes also increases as people grow older. People who are over 40 and overweight are more likely to get diabetes. So are people of African-American, Hispanic or Asian her ...

(3 pages) 161 1 3.7 Feb/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

This is a movie review over the movie The Big Lebowski.

ki are the Dude (Jeffery Lebowski), an unemployed middle-aged man who is an avid bowler, Walter, an overweight friend of the Dude, who is also a bowler, who is very profane and boisterous, and Donny, ...

(2 pages) 128 2 1.4 Feb/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Fat Burners, or Life Burners - A persuasive essay to discourage use of weight-loss pills

h as Stacker 3, Xenadrine, Metabolife, and hundreds more have been offered to the public, deceiving overweight people by advertising these pills as an easy solution to weight problems. These pills, in ... as an easy solution to weight problems. These pills, in fact, have further ruined the lives of many overweight people by suppressing their appetites with side effects. It turns out, however, that the ...

(3 pages) 275 1 4.8 Feb/2003

Subjects: Science Essays

Hillel Schwartz's story, 'Fat and Happy.'

e difficult truth that obesity is unaccepted in our world today.Our society does not deal well with overweight people. In a world full of weight loss plans, drugs, diet plans, and exercise equipment, ... ms it is the constant flux of weight, rather than the weight itself, that threatens the body. Also, overweight people are considered socially unacceptable. The same cruel cycle engulfing other minorit ...

(2 pages) 65 0 4.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Media influence on Eating disorders

obesity problem and it is one that is affecting younger and younger children. Children are grossly overweight and this obesity carries right through their lifetime. Obesity is the state of being gros ...

(3 pages) 171 2 3.9 Apr/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Food Choices and the Obesity Epidemic - psychological approach to why people eat what they do, and what can be done about it. Includes Bibliography.

me common vocabulary. Sadly, culture blames obesity on the individual. Consider the stereotype that overweight people are lazy, unmotivated, and gluttonous; many people hesitate to reject that stateme ... genes to adapt to this change. Besides, it may be true that some people are more prone to becoming overweight, but searching for the gene for obesity may be like searching for the gene to discover wh ...

(4 pages) 295 2 4.6 Jun/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology


risk factors for diabetes include:Being over 35, and the risk increases dramatically with ageBeing overweightHaving a family history of diabetesHaving a diet high in saturated fats and refined sugarF ...

(4 pages) 128 0 3.0 Jun/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

The importance of fitness and exercise.

ng just as unhealthy as an obese person. The exact opposite is true, also. A person may be a little overweight but have a healthy heart and diet. My case and point: You cannot judge a person's health ...

(4 pages) 390 1 3.4 Sep/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Health & Fitness

"Death of a Salesman" by Arthur Miller.

Death of a SalesmanCharacter Brief for Willy LomanAppearance: Willy should be a short man that is overweight. He should slouch and have a sheepish smile that wishes to exude confidence but just can' ...

(4 pages) 61 0 4.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors


ABSTRACTThis thesis was accomplished to gain knowledge whether or not the youths are overweight and if there is a connection to how they eat and exercise.In Dagens Nyheter Malin Bystr&o ... on to how they eat and exercise.In Dagens Nyheter Malin Byström wrote that 25% of children was overweight at the age of ten and 1998's statistics from the mandatory military service in Sweden sho ... 8's statistics from the mandatory military service in Sweden show that 17,5% of the applicants were overweight. Studies that were made in USA ("Fetma ökar bland tonåringar", PrimaVi) showed ...

(5 pages) 78 0 3.8 Mar/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Media's Influence on Teen Girls and Their Self Esteem

o About-Face, sixty nine percent of female television characters are thin and only five percent are overweight (Silverstein, Peterson, Perdue & Kelly, 1986). This substantial gap between the "thin ...

(3 pages) 121 0 3.4 Mar/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays

THE COMPUTER CRIMINAL - Computer crimes and a brief story of Kevin David Mitnick. Include details of his parole and intermediate punishment sentence. Fully cited. Includes references.

d later become the most famous computer criminal in the history of the United States. He was quiet, overweight, wore glasses and resembled the stereotypical look of your everyday computer nerd. His pr ...

(17 pages) 173 0 4.5 Apr/2004

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law

World Hunger

sirable issue for the years to come. Here in the United States we live in a society that is largely overweight and obese. These types of problems develop because Americans have easy access to large po ...

(3 pages) 110 0 3.7 Apr/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

Everything You Need To Know About Anorexia Nervosa

o lose as much weight as possible because of the fear of gaining weight. They believe that they are overweight even when their weight is so low that their health is in danger and they may die from sta ...

(4 pages) 111 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

To Eat or Not to Eat

hese people having these issues vary from their own self image to others telling them that they are overweight. Males and females all over the United States have struggled with body image throughout t ...

(7 pages) 118 0 4.1 Apr/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Health & Fitness


The similar characteristics between overweight and obese people often cause misinterpretation of their definitions. According to the Wei ... rpretation of their definitions. According to the Weight-Control Information Network (NIDDK), being overweight means having extra body mass as compared to defined weight standards while obesity refers ... chart, which calculates the ratio of weight (kg) over height squared (m2). For example, a person is overweight if the ratio is from 25 to 29.9 kg/m2 and obese if the ratio reaches 30 or greater (NIDDK ...

(6 pages) 342 0 4.6 Apr/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Heart Disease in Women

When it comes to heart disease the stereotypical candidate is male, middle age, overweight, and lives an unhealthy lifestyle. But now women are being added to this list of high-ris ...

(3 pages) 107 3 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

The minneapolis instatute of arts review

painting spoke to me because of the beauty of the woman. She is not the "normal" beautiful, she is "Overweight" by today's standards, but she is more beautiful than most models today. Her smile was on ...

(3 pages) 36 0 5.0 May/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Works of Art

Understanding Obesity

control is a huge medical problem in the U.S. (Powell, 2001). About half of the people in U.S. are overweight and one third are clinically obese (Powell, 2001). Obesity is the second leading cause of ... 1 billion people worldwide have a body mass index higher than 25, which classifies them as obese or overweight (Powell, 2001). Figure 1 shows U.S. has the highest percentage of overweight adults in th ...

(5 pages) 218 1 4.8 May/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology