More than two-thirds of Americans are either overweight or obese， and recent research suggests many are increasingly fine with staying that way.英语小短文
Researchers studied data from an ongoing， nationally representative survey of Americans’ eating and lifestyle habits， specifically looking at people who responded to a question asking if they had attempted to lose weight during the past 12 months. The percentage of overweight and obese adults who answered 'yes' had steadily declined over the past 30 years， the authors found， even as the percentage of overweight and obese adults likewise rose.
The changing trends suggest that， at the very least， Americans’ perception of their own weight has gradually shifted in response to rising obesity rates， senior study author Dr. Jian Zhang， Southern University， told Vocativ in an email.
'Paralleled with the increasing prevalence of obesity， themselves with their friends， coworkers， neighbors with heavier body weight， to maintain a positive image of their own，' explained Zhang， for his part， on reducing obesity is a fool’s errand for doctors and patients alike， though he does still consider it a public health priority.
， even identified early，' he said. 'The best way， most likely the only way， is to prevent it from happening. Let’s do more to prevent obesity at its beginning， among kids， at home and in school. That is the right-time-right-person-and right-place strategy.'
worried about our weight now shouldn’t obsess about the actual number on the scale， he added.
'I firmly believe we don’t have to lose weight mindfully; building a healthy lifestyle and having it as a part of routine is the key. This will make your effort less painful and more effective，' he said. 'My definition of a healthy lifestyle is very simply — eat less and keep moving， period.'