Being Overweight is caused by taking on more calories than is used up. However, this formula for Obesity is far more complicated than how it appears and is affected by numerous factors. There is a current Trend of Obesity being more widespread and in more children than ever before.
While it’s acknowledged that there are many factors that lead to Obesity, it is not an exact science. So far, there are many theories based on studies. This trend is alarming because obesity comes with several consequences. Some of the most dangerous are diabetes, heart diseases, hypertension, and cancer. The use of certain medications is one theory that appears to have some basis. It is no coincidence that many people who are regularly taking contraceptives and antidepressant drugs are overweight. Taking some weight becomes even more difficult for those who are already being treated for diabetes and high blood pressure. There’s also a genetic component that cannot be ignored. However, this can’t explain the rapid increase in fat people. Many believe that the primary reason is the change in lifestyles and the quality of Food intake.
The effects of being overweight are serious. And so these factors deserve more attention. If a more significant portion of the population is obese, it will burden the Health care system even more. At the rate we’re going, there may be more fat sick people that need help than those who aren’t. Some people are just predisposed to be obese. To counteract this tendency, we should be more active. Health and fitness are the two things that have proven to be very effective in reducing weight. Because of technology, people’s lives are more sedentary. Hence, we have to make a firm decision to exercise and dedicate ourselves to a goal.
The average person’s diet consists of processed foods and high-calorie foods in high proportions. No one is saying that we should shun bacon and ice cream. The key is moderation. People are becoming more conscious about how health and fitness can improve our lives. You can’t turn around without seeing an ad about a fitness gym or organic foods. There’s already awareness about how to care for one’s health. So what we need to do now is to make the commitment. Sign up for exercise classes. Limit yourself to just one small slice of cake. Pat yourself on the back for every time that you say no to harmful habits. One day, many years of now, you will thank yourself for making this grand decision.