Woods 3McDonald's" (Mark Hyman) This is direct evidence that the kitchen has moved from inside of the homes, to the inside of the family car. Placing blame on either the fast food industry or theindividual in this case is a very shady area because some families can't help but to be busy withactivities, or even work.
Obesity in America is taking the world by a storm making the U.S.A. number one in theworld with a total 30.6% of our population! (OECD Health Data) We love it when America getsranked number one in something, but this is one of those categories we should be ashamed of. Not only are we ranked number one, but the country that is closest to us on the charts is Mexicowho are an astounding 6.4% of their population below us. Although it does not sound like a lot,we are speaking in the terms of millions of people. I was shocked to see that we were ranked firstin the world, but as I did more research, we can only blame the choices that we decide to make atmeal times.
Through the advancement of technology, America has slowly becoming more dependenton material things to make their life easier, thus, increasing obesity rates. The advancement intransportation is a great example because most of the population walked or biked to work beforeHenry Ford constructed the assembly line and invented to Model T, doing this would keepliterally millions of people on their feet, which burns calories and keep those individualshealthier. After the Model T was produced, many citizens began to rely more on cars to get themto places instead of either walking, biking or riding horses. Also, the workplace has dramaticallychanged; many people now have jobs that involve a lot of sitting at a computer desk for 8 hours aday, then leaving to go home and chill on the couch. We have been in a rut for quite some time