Using Resources

Using Resources
AIU Online
October 15, 2011

Thesis Statement: Obesity is the second leading cause of death in America and immediate lifestyle changes need to be made to combat and prevent the main causes of obesity: food, exercise and genetics.
1. Know what you put into your body.
A.   Make healthy food choices.
B.   Avoid fast food and sugary beverages.
C.   Educate yourself on portion sizes and food content.
2. Exercise daily.
A.   At least 30 minutes of moderate physical activity.
B.   Burn as many calories, if not more, than what you put into your body.
C.   Exercising also reduces the risk of many adverse health conditions.
3. Be aware of family history and traditions.
A.   Genetics affect a number of weight-related processes in the body.
B.   Obesity is a disease and can be passed down from one generation to another.
C.   Educate yourself and family members of past history to avoid repeating it in the future.

Annotated Bibliography
Collins, A. (2006). Causes of Obesity. Retrieved October 14, 2011, from
Summary:   This article discusses the different reasons that genetics play a major role in obesity.   It highlights things that run in families such as lifestyle habits, attitude, dietary and physical exercise.
Findlay, S. (2003, December 15). Designate Obesity as Disease. Retrieved August 30, 2011, from
Summary:   In this editorial, Findlay gives his opinion on why he thinks that obesity should be considered a disease.   He states that insurance companies would then cover weight loss programs and nutrition guidance programs.   With the financial obligations taken care of through insurance, people would be able to seek the medical attention that they require to overcome obesity.
Foreyt, J. (2003). Lifestyle Obesity Management. Retrieved October 14,...