You and The World: Teenage Obesity Blog Post #2

Hey guys! Welcome to my second blog post about teenage obesity! I have been finding new information about this topic. I have also been thinking of ways to spread the word about this issue.

There is a rapid growth in the percentage of teenage obesity. 12% of parents feel that their children are obese. 78% of parents feel that Physical Education in school should not be removed. 27% of parents feel that their teenagers do not eat nutritionally. Also, 24% of parents feel that teenagers get less exercise more and more.

Based on these numbers, there needs to be a stop put to teenage obesity. Before I can prevent this issue, I wanted to focus on grabbing people’s attention about it.

Teenage obesity is becoming a bigger issue than any of us can handle. Clearly it's taking over, because it's affecting more teenagers each and every day. I get very heartfelt about this topic because I don’t like seeing people unhealthy or in bad shape. Not only is this an issue for physical reasons, but I also consider how a teenage obese person might be feeling on the inside. People are judged because of their appearances every day. So imagine how you would feel if you knew that everyone was staring at you because of your weight?  

I created a survey to collect some data. I want to see how many people have strong or weak opinions about teenage obesity; and their perspectives on the issue. I wanted to gain some opinions. I'm interested in seeing if anyone feels the way I feel about teenage obesity. Also, the responses from my survey will give me great inspiration to create a way to prevent teenage obesity from continuing. 

You should take my survey and help me out! It only takes a minute.  

Be prepared to see the results of my survey, and a way that I can prevent teenage obesity in my upcoming post! 

Click to this link if you want to read my bibliography and more updated information on how important teenage obesity really is!               

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​This is a simple structure to follow by for healthy eating! More people need to remind themselves that they don't have to starve themselves or do crazy workouts to prevent themselves from being obese.

Just remind, if you refer to the food pyramid and incorporate some exercises into your life.. You'll be living healthy and obesity will be the last of your problems! 

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This is a collage I made to show teenages what foods they should stay away from! They might taste good now, but it won't be worth it in the long run. 

Keep reading!