soc203 imagination

Using the definition provided by the text, define how obesity could be categorized as a social problem.

Obesity as defined by many, especially the “Office of the Surgeon General states, that obesity “is the result of a combination of genes, metabolism, behavior, environment, culture, and socioeconomic status” (1.2: Sociological Lens, Korgen, K. & Furst, G.,  2012).  In other words, it is not based only on the quality way of life it is also contributed for many disadvantaged opportunities to address the illness whether medically and or economically, just to name a few.  Individually and sociology as well, do contribute to this issue.  For example, knowledge, lack of funds, and no means of finding ways to find or help neutralize the issue of obesity is a good example of how the problem continues to grow worldwide.  The lack of interest in exercise and the lack of appropriate nutritional diet increase the chances of obesity no matter who the person is.  For example in the state of Texas, only 13% of the state’s population does exercise.  That statistics are based on a study made by “data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2008” (1.2: Sociological Lens, Korgen, K. & Furst, G.,  2012).  Ultimately, the results physically can become life threatening, and the social view overall, can affect those with obesity as well if not addressed accordingly.  Empowerment, surveillance systems, and education is of the most importance of neutralizing, and ultimately defeating the issue of “obesity” worldwide (Center for Disease Control: Overweight and Obesity
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