ARTICLE ON OBESITY:
Obesity has been defined as an ‘abnormal and excessive fat accumulation that may impair health’. In practice, obesity is diagnosed by body mass index (BMI), which is taken as a surrogate of percentage fat mass.
Obesity is serious because it is associated with poorer mental health outcomes and reduced quality of life. Obesity is also associated with the leading causes of death in the United States and worldwide, including diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and some types of cancer.
ADVANTAGES OF BEING OBESE: *Stores energy, Fat serves an important role for storing energy. *Good for vitamins. Our fat-soluble vitamins — A, E, D and K — are absorbed in the body's fat tissue. *Keeps us warm. *In bone-chilling weather, the overweight dude has the advantage over the thin guy. *Protects the body from trauma.
DISADVANTAGES OF OBESITY:
*Being obese can also increase your risk of developing many potentially serious health conditions, including:
* type 2 diabetes. * high blood pressure. * high cholesterol and atherosclerosis (where fatty deposits narrow your arteries), which can lead to coronary heart disease and stroke. *Asthma.
SOCIAL IMPACTS OF OBESITY:
* Obesity stigma hits children especially hard.
* When children and youth are bullied or victimized because of their weight by peers, family and friends, it can trigger feelings of shame and lead to depression, low self-esteem, poor body image and even suicide. TYPES OF OBESITY: 6 Types of Obesity *Food Obesity. *Thickness due to Nervous Stomach. *Gluten diet. *Genetic metabolic Obesity. *Venous Circulation Obesity. MAIN CAUSES OF OBESITY: Obesity is generally caused by eating too much and moving too little. If you consume high amounts of energy, particularly fat and sugars, but do not burn off the energy through exercise and physical activity, much of the surplus energy will be stored by the body as fat. Does depression cause obesity? Depression and anxiety can both be associated with overeating, poor food choices, and a more sedentary lifestyle. Over time, weight gain may eventually lead to obesity. About 43 percent of adults with depression are obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Obesity is a choice. It takes work and effort to stay in shape, but it can be fun. You must eat healthy, stay active, and make good life choices. But healthy foods can be delicious, there are plenty of activities to do that are so much fun, and making good life choices can be rewarding in multiple ways.
“EAT PLENTY OF DIETARY FIBRE”