gh the media points out that the living conditions considerably contribute to the increased level of obesity in the society, they fail to establish the actual condition on the ground. Obesity, considered as a condition where a person suffers from increased body weight and high levels of fat accumulation is a reason for worry among most people, as media reports (Lhachimi, et al. 2013, p. 523). In addition to shortening lives of these people, it causes chronic diseases and is a major contributing factor to other fatal conditions such as diabetes and heart diseases. With the increase in the number of reports about the dangers associated with obesity, and before I joined the program, I held these views about obesity (Bias 2014, web). However, I know that there was more to obesity than I was aware. In fact, I realized that although obesity is a dangerous condition, the inability of the media to differentiate between obesity and overweight is in it a major source of confusion among the people.
Activists even make the condition worse, giving the impression that obesity is a disorder contributed to by a number of factors such as fast food joints (Jennings 2008, p. 23). Additionally, people believe that were it not for weakening policies, there would be less people suffering from obesity. True that food contributes to a high level of obesity in the society. However, the society itself also contributes to the diminishing healthy standards of the people. Lack of control in the kind of foods we eat, the negligence of parents on the kinds of food their children eat, coupled with our activities in the environment equally contribute to the escalating condition.
After going through the class, I changed a number of perceptions about the image. While I initially thought that the person was in fact obese, I realized that it could have also been overweight. Previously, just as anybody else, I thought that obesity was medically considered a disease. Further, I believed that the