Why do you think the programs and initiatives targeting obesity seems not to bee

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  1. chepkoluumugulel profile image76
    chepkoluumugulelposted 6 years ago

    Why do you think the programs and initiatives targeting obesity seems not to been successful?

    The obesity rates are skyrocketing every year here in USA especially with the younger populations. Why do you think this has been a challenge to control?

  2. MickS profile image70
    MickSposted 6 years ago

    Because 'The Men Who Make us Fat' have control over the governments of the world.

    1. chepkoluumugulel profile image76
      chepkoluumugulelposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I agree, the policy makers have a fair share of the blame. It is true.

  3. rgalloway56 profile image85
    rgalloway56posted 6 years ago

    I think there are three reasons why the war against obesity is being lost.
    1.  The cheaper food is the more fattening food.  Most people are cutting costs
          on their grocery biill instead of other areas, AND food prices continue to rise
          while salaries have flat-lined.

    2.  People are getting little or no exercise.  Children and teens are spending more
         time in front of the computer, xbox, ps2, tv and dvd/dvr players.  Video games
         keep our children occupied but they don't get any physical exercise.

    3.  Most don't take the time to buy and cook good wholesome food.  Their lives are
         so busy, rushing from place to place, they just don't take the time to prepare
         good nourishing food.  Instead, they grab something on the run, which is
         usually fast food, high in fat and calories and low in nutritional value.

    People have good intentions and I truly believe they want to eat healthier and get more exercise, but because of their lifestyle and the economy, they lack the motivation to make any real or long-term changes.

    1. chepkoluumugulel profile image76
      chepkoluumugulelposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks rgalloway56. I think you've nailed it, the economy and lifestyle.

  4. mikejhca profile image93
    mikejhcaposted 6 years ago

    I think the programs and initiatives targeting obesity have not been very successful because some people are set in their ways.  They don't want to change their habits.  For instance I know someone that is obese.  He says he wants to lose weight but he does not want to change his habits.

    Another problem is exercise feels like torture.  At least it does at first.  It is hard to get people to start exercising regularly.  They associate exercise with pain and junk food with pleasure.  So they do not want to give up their junk food or start exercising.  I don't really like junk food and I associate exercise with pleasure and relaxation. However it is hard to convince some people that exercise can feel good and that they don't need the junk food.

    1. chepkoluumugulel profile image76
      chepkoluumugulelposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Interesting, so it all about the perceptions and getting them to make that very first step towards health life style. Thanks.


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