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THE FACE OF OBESITY
Transcript of THE FACE OF OBESITY
65% of the world's population live in
countries where they are more likely to die from
obesity than malnutrition
43 MILLION children
under 5 are OVERWEIGHT
You need to burn 3500 calories to drop a single pound of body fat
200 million men and 300
million women are obese
300 billion annual healthcare costs are spent on obesity-related issues.
An obese person will spend 25% more on health care costs than the average person
But the scary fact is....
THAT IT'S GROWING!
Severely obese people die up to 10 years sooner than those of normal weight
is a positive perception really for the better?
Everyday, we are bombarded with images portraying obesity as something that is accepted in our society
well, we believe that there are many reasons, but one reason that isn't taken into perspective often, is that nowadays people believe that it is OK to be obese.
But have you ever considered the consequences of doing so?
Well, it goes something like this...
The message that is being conveyed here can be interpreted in two ways
Firstly, everyone is beautiful no matter what they look like, its the inside that counts
But this image is also saying that it is OK to be obese.
But it's not.
Which is completely understandable and very true - no one should be judged for what they look like
THIS IS BOTH
people have shone on those who are obese and with low self-esteem, it does not change their
. In fact many people fail to realise what being
But in fact it is just making the epidemic
Obesity is being shined in a positive light now - think of all the
obese beauty pageants
- is this really doing anything to help the
The Government should allow
for obese related help - such as
run by teens, for teens. This encourages like-minded students to
and spread a
, all with the support of creating the same goal -to become more
We must seek ways to resolve this issue.
is one of our best options in reducing the population of obese individuals in our society.
We need to be
Plus size models aren't doing as much good as they are bad.
The stats are rising.
The stakes are higher.
What will happen to OUR COUNTRY if this continues?
CAN WE RISK AUSTRALIA GOING FROM THIS:
we should be promoting a
healthy lifestyle and body image
no matter what size you are
We should be promoting
habits as well as sufficient
obesity is in fact, an
it affects all aspects of our life
putting us at risk with many other health-related issues:
the list goes on..
body image isn't something to be ashamed of; however the obese body image is being portrayed positively - we tend to 'flatter' people with this image
Don't get us wrong; encouragement and positivity is key in life, and we understand that self-esteem is increasingly becoming a problem in obesity - what we are saying is that we need to balance both the positive comments and the reality of the situation, to produce a better outcome for all.
You don't need to be a size 4 to be promoting a healthy and happy life!
"You're damned if you're too thin and you're damned if you're too heavy. According to the press I've been both. It's impossible to satisfy everyone and I suggest we stop trying"
- Jennifer Aniston
So what can
In order to stop this
from spreading further, we must figure out ways to
the spread of obesity as well as cure it - spread the message of a
foods may be hard in our society, since fast foods seem so
whether it is
rather than driving or taking a
in the park, is effective in being healthy and achieving a
Problem is, many of these
don't fill us up
- neither are they
and so we end up eating
than we need to, and pack on more
than we intend!
This is why
food portion sizes
and eating everything in
is so important - it will put us
of our own food intake
We should open up to local
for individuals affected by obesity, allowing the individuals to
each other, in surroundings of
The amount of people living
will increase if they are
about it! Schools should be more open with educating the
of this issue
Making people aware will help reduce this
Do we really
our world to become something it doesn't have to?
So, we challenge
face of obesity
Once, and for all.
By Tracy Doan &
The Mac.Robertson Girls High School
'Look Back In'
The government should subsidise obesity
; television, radio, newspapers etc.
If McDonalds can be advertised regularly, so should