Obesity in America has been a challenge for many over the past decade, and younger generations are beginning to take notice. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), 39.5% of 40-59 year olds and 30.3% of young adults between age 20-39 all battle with being overweight, in terms of their body mass index.
The Journal of American Medical Association author Giardina presents an article that states, “If we want to understand the rise of obesity in this country, first we need to ask families what they think they look like and guide them to what is within normal limits.” Consequently, Harvard school of Public Health believes that this issue is a big process that needs to incorporate government help, environmental factors, and support through neighborhoods and communities.
Eric Przywara is a 27-year-old personal trainer who has been training SoCal residents for about five years. He speaks out about the epidemic’s origin as a whole. With over 1/3 of the young adult population considered obese, Przywara shares his opinion the issue.