Fast Foods and Obesity

As a Young child one of my favorite meals was the "Happy Meal" from McDonalds, till this day I still eat a McDonalds, Burger King, and other fast food restaurants but is it killing my health. Many Americans today feel that fast foods are to blame for obesity, I feel that there person eating the food is the one to blame. The restaurants are not forcing the food down our throats, we are we choose to eat there food and then try to blame them for the outcome of what happens. "The U.S. Surgeon General report declared that obesity is responsible for 300,000 deaths every year". How can people still choose to eat the foods that are causing them to be obese and kill them?

 Fast Food

Fast Food

 

With the obesity rate rising every day  in America you would think that people would avoid these foods that are so called the "Blame"  to why Americans are obese. It starts in the persons will power to want to change if you continue to eat these unhealthy foods, you will continue to gain wait and stay overweight.

Why Elderly People Should Not Drive

In modern day America we see the rise in accidents, and traffic fatalities all over the country. Although most of the accidents and  traffic fatalities have been caused by speed, and alcohol abuse there are also a lot of accidents that are caused by elderly drivers. Almost half the states in the country have passed some form of elderly driving restrictions. When i am on the road I see how these elderly drivers act, constantly being unaware of there surroundings. Almost every elderly driver I have seen behind the wheel has had there face two inches from the steering wheel, proving they cant see very well. " Drivers over age 75 had a higher rate of fatal accidents nationwide in 2001 and 2002 than any age group except for teenagers, according to the  Insurance Institute for Highway Safety."

Elderly drivers

Elderly drivers

 

 

I feel that every driver over 65 should have to undergo an evaluation of there eye sight, driving skills, and there reaction time. This may able us to cut down on elderly driving accidents. If they are not able to pass the tests they shouldn't be able to operate a vehicle and in danger not only there lives, but others as well. In my home town over the past three years there has been 4 accidents with elderly drives two which were fatal for both of the cars involved.