Woods 3inside of the family car. Placing blame on either the fast food industry or the individual in thiscase is a very shady area because some families can't help but to be busy with activities, or evenwork.
Obesity in America is taking the world by a storm making the U.S.A. number one in theworld with a total 30.6%! (OECD Health Data) We love it when America gets ranked number one in something, but this is one of those categories we should be ashamed of. Not only are weranked number one, but the country that is closest to us is Mexico who are an astounding 6.4% 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 first in the world, but as I did more research,we really have no one to blame but our own American lifestyle.
Through the advancement of technology, America has slowly becoming more dependenton things, thus, increasing obesity rates. The advancement in transportation is a great example because until Harris Ford constructed the assembly line and invented the Model T; beforehandmost of the population either walked, or biked to work. Doing this would keep literally millionsof people on their feet, which burns calories and keep those individuals healthier. But once theModel T was produced, many citizens began to rely more on cars to get them places instead of walking/biking. Also, the workplace has dramatically changed; many people now have jobs thatinvolve a lot of sitting at a computer desk for 8 hours a day, then leaving to go home and chill onthe couch. We have been running in a rut, excuse me, laying in our own filth, for quite some time because we are generally used to being lazy; so lazy that it has come to the point where we donot care about our health sometimes. We are aware that we should eat healthier and exercise, but