Obesity: Too Heavy, Too Fat and Thick


We all love to eat; we love the easy life that technology brings us. Truly we are close to the futuristic Earth, but as our technology continue to evolve, our lifestyle is getting comfortable, we have gadgets, instant foods, fast food counters, magic drinks that sparkle, our work has become trouble-free and we can just sit back, relax, watch our favourite programs, interact with the social media while we stuff our stomachs with food.

Knowing obesity

Because of our lifestyle, we tend to exceed our normal weight, you might not be concerned about a little gain but that’s a start of gaining more weight if you don’t want to change your old habit it might be hard for you to regain it and you’ll end up blaming yourself for having late night movie marathon with a box of pizza and sodas.

Obesity is different from being overweight and recovering from it might take a long while and a huge amount of change and discipline. Obesity can be determined using your body mass index (BMI), to  get the BMI you must divide your weight in kilograms and your height in meters. If got 25-29.9, this means you are overweight but if it reached 30 that mean you are already obese.

Complications

Dealing with heavy weight is not the only problem here, you are exposed to a lot health risk and these are not just petty health conditions, you are dealing with chronic diseases such as; diabetes, hypertension, stroke, gallstones, increases in cholesterol levels, heart failure, osteoarthritis, sleep apnea and even cancer.

Causes

Obesity can be acquired through genes, if your parents are obese; chances are you can be obese. Knowing your hereditary background can save you from getting those diseases because you can prevent them from happening. You can deal with obesity by simply getting your lifestyle fixed.

Another reason for being obese is obviously overeating. If you eat more than you need per day you’ll store those excess calories in your body. If you do not work out, fat will build up. Eating is no problem but if you are eating more food rich in cholesterol, sweets and simple carbohydrates then you are likely to bloat up.

Sedentary lifestyle also causes obesity. People who are working out and having more physical activity increases your metabolism, therefore burning more calories compared to people who only stay home and lacks physical activity.

Other reasons are psychological; people who are stressed, bored and angry often eat more to suffice their unstable emotion.

Obesity is getting rampant in every country and you can see that there’s a growing amount of obesity that also affects young people today. Let’s hope that you can still fit in your genes.

What is Obesity

Obesity is a condition where there’s an excessive amount of fat in the body, making it more prone to certain diseases. This is a major risk factor to a number of serious conditions, such as diabetes, hypertension, osteoarthritis, and cancer. An individual is considered obese if his body weight lies at around 20 percent more than the normal weight.

Factors Contributing to Obesity

Naturally, a person suffers from obesity when he consumes a certain amount of calories greater than what he’s burning. This simply means that the person eats excessively and is living a sedentary lifestyle. Aside from this factor, the following also adds up to why a person becomes obese.

Psychological Factors. These may affect one’s eating habits and may eventually lead to obesity. There are certain people who tend to eat as a response whenever they feel certain emotions like anger or boredom.

  • Age. When an individual becomes older, the body tends to become slower in metabolizing food. It also requires fewer calories for one to maintain his weight, which is why despite doing their normal exercise routine and diet they did in their 20s, they’ve been gaining weight in their 40s.
  • Physical Activity. More physically active people tend to require more calories compared to those who are less active in terms of maintaining weight. It is believed that a majority of the cases of obesity in the past 20 years is caused by lack of physical activity.
  • Gender. Women are at an increased chance of becoming obese than men. This is because men burn more calories during rest, which means they need to eat more to keep their weight. The difference in metabolic rate between women and men further increases when women reach their postmenopausal period.
  • Genetics. Obesity is believed to be hereditary. Scientific studies have shown that a person’s weight is closer to his biological parents than the adoptive ones. There is a 75 percent chance that one could be obese or thin, depending on his parent. However, this could be worked out with proper exercise and diet.
  • Drugs. There are certain medications that may cause one to become obese. These may include certain antidepressants and steroids.
  • Illness. Certain kinds of sickness may cause one to become obese. Hypothyroidism and depression are just among the many conditions that could cause an individual to overeat and suffer obesity.

How to Deal With Obesity

  • Diet and Physical Exercise. Engaging in regular physical activity and eating a healthy diet is one of the main treatments for obesity. The role of a diet program in reducing weight is short-term. This, however, could be maintained by being regularly active in physical activities.
  • Medications. There are certain drugs that have been promoted for losing weight. These include orlistat, which is said to be effective after long-term use. The reduction in weight, however, is modest, at 6.4 pounds after one to four years. In addition, little information is given regarding its effect on the complications of being obese.

Why Treat Obesity?

The detrimental effects of obesity may be significantly reduced even with losing little weight. By just losing about 10 percent of one’s initial weight, the following benefits could be experienced:

  • Lower cholesterol levels in the blood
  • Reduced blood pressure
  • Lower risk of type-2 diabetes (down to around 50 percent)
  • Reduced risk of experiencing stroke
  • Lesser complications in the heart

While reaching the ideal weight is the primary goal of people trying to fight obesity, it is important to keep in mind that losing weight, regardless of the number of pounds lost, still means becoming healthier and reduces one’s overall mortality risks.

Sedentary Lifestyle Contributes To Obesity


It is nice to just sit back, relax, and enjoy your life; doing this once in a while is good for your piece of mind. If you do this often and have no exercise in your life, you may be living a sedentary lifestyle that will contribute to obesity. Years ago, everything we do involves moving around; today with the introduction of internet and technology everything is just a click away.

Instead of meeting our friends to talk, we just log in to the website and chat, all of this can be done sitting in your chair and not leaving your house. This is good because it saves time, but other people tend to forget that we need to move our body and exercise to counter obesity. Do not forget to take care of your body, you only have one and no second chances will be given when you die because you neglected it.

Exercise to Fight Obesity

Obesity happens when you do not control what you eat and do not exercise; we all know the effects of it and what it does to our self-esteem. When you look at a sexy person, you often think that they can get a lot of dates, they are treated nicely, and it is a Gog-given gift. You may be right on the first two, but she may have spent a considerable amount in the gym sweating it out to attain that gorgeous body.

If you want all the perks that this can bring you, exercise is the greatest way to achieve it. Do not be motivated solely because being sexy makes you desirable, do this to fight obesity and be healthy. So grab your running shoes, and get a partner because exercise will make you feel great.

The Link Of Fast Food And Obesity


In every corner you can order fast food, it is convenient, you can choose from a wide variety, and you have grown to love it. In today’s generation, if a person tells you that he has never eaten fast food or does not know what it means, you will think that he has been hiding in a cave all his life. That is how powerful fast food has become, but some people think that it is the main source of obesity so they choose not to eat it.

It is true that some fast food are greasy and contains a lot of calories, coupled with large fries and drinks and you feel like you are in heaven, but the reason why most people become obese when eating this is the lack of control. If you eat this every day in a large amount with no exercise then you will surely become obese. Moderation is the key to healthy living, everything taken in large amounts can be bad for you.