Here are the Top Three Reasons for Obesity

Obesity is a major problem not only in the United States but throughout the world. Wherever you go, there are people sharing stories about their weight problems. Overweight and obesity problems. While the most common reason for gaining weight is eating too much and not working out or going to the gym, there are other reasons – other factors -that lead to this problem. Here are three of them:

1. Heredity

Yes, heredity can be a major factor to becoming overweight and obese, but this is not true for everyone. Some behaviors and genes can make a person susceptible to obesity, but this will only come into play if other factors get into the picture. So, if your parents are on the heavy side, it does not necessarily follow that you will be, too. This can only happen if you allow it, too, which is where the behavior aspect comes in. If you grow up adopting an unhealthy lifestyle, there is a big possibility of you becoming obese. Additionally, certain genetic conditions can cause obesity. Two examples are the Prader-Willi syndrome and the Bardet-Biedly syndrome.

2. An idle lifestyle

Nowadays, thousands of people have adopted the couch potato lifestyle. Instead of going outdoors when the weather is fine, they stay indoors and sit or lie for hours on the couch watching TV or movies, or playing video games. Often, regular meals are forgotten, and junk food or fast food meals take their place. Most couch potatoes seldom get up to even stretch and sometimes find going to the bathroom a difficult task. This is what an unhealthy lifestyle is all about!

3. Diet

It’s not just how much you eat but also what you eat. You may not eat too much – just enough – but they’re never the right food. Instead of a full meal, you go for a fast food burger. Instead of water, you drink juices and cola. Instead of vegetables, you eat French fries from your favorite fast food. You eat only enough of these, but you don’t supplement these with their healthier counterparts. So, yes, it is possible for you to get fat. It is important to eat only enough and to eat only what is good for your health.

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