• 15Jul
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    Obesity Concerns

    When someone is obese, it is not uncommon for them to wonder how they got to be so fat. The weight comes on slowly usually and it is hard to notice when one gains weight.  Before long, you are obese or even  morbidly obese.  It may feel like it happened overnight, but it didn’t. Food, activity level and medical problems can all lead to America’s increasing obesity problem.

    The great thing about Obesity, if there is a good thing, is that it is reversible. When you start exercising and eating well, the weight will come right off. It will take some time and dedication on your part, but it will come off.

    “I am overwhelmed by what to eat”. This is a common concern when trying to tackle obesity. The fact is many people are overweight from not knowing what to eat, how much, and when to eat. People will often eat either too little or too much. Both are dangerously bad for your metabolism. If you eat too much, it is too much for your body to use all that energy(food), so it will store the food for a time of starvation. We, today, do not have periods of starvation like they had many many years ago. If one eats too little, it tricks your body into thinking it is starving. This will make your body hold on to every calorie you do consume.

    “I don’t know which exercises to do”. Exercise is a big reason for America’s growing obesity problem. To many of us are living a sedentary lifestyle. We work at desks. We play video games. We are entertained by watching television, movies or playing on the computer. All it takes is 20 minutes of activity a day. It doesn’t need to be a hard workout either. Walking, yoga (stretching) or simple floor exercises will help getting one away from being completely sedentary. Use exercise to clear your mind. It is so relaxing to go for a walk after a hard day working. Exercise will help one’s mood and increase the calories you are burning throughout the day.

    “I am fat because I have a medical condition”. This one is true sometimes. There are a few conditions that can cause obesity. For example Diabetes causes one to gain weight suddenly or lose weight suddenly when it is uncontrolled. Diabetics often have a hard time losing weight due to their insulin resistance problem. Thyroid, Depression and Diabetes are common diseases that can cause weight gain when not controlled.

    Obesity can cause death if not controlled. Obesity can lead to a variety of health problems. It causes heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, and cancer. It can head to a heart attack. The fact is what one put in their mouth tells much about their present health status. When one changes their diet, making a change to be healthy, the health implications of their past obesity are no longer an issue. It is reversible.

    Obesity causes damage to one’s self esteem. This can cause depression, even leading to suicide. If you don’t feel good about yourself, it is hard to take care of yourself like you should. It becomes very hard to feed yourself well. Showering, exercise and healthy eating is usually too difficult to plan out. This can be a chain reaction. Often health problems and mental health impact of obesity go hand in hand.

    Obesity can cause a difficulty in women conceiving children. Obesity causes a disease known as Polycystic Ovarian Disease. It causes the cyst to be formed in the ovaries making it difficult for the woman to release an egg to become pregnant. It can cause fibroid’s to grow in the Uterus. This causes pain, bleeding and may need surgery to correct.

    Obesity is such a complex problem with a simple solution. We should eat less meats and sugary substances and more fruits and vegetables. We should move more outside or participate in a sport and do less television watching. If we have a health problem, we should seek the advice of our doctors. It is our right to treat our bodies well with food, exercise and healthy happy thoughts. If we don’t make time to get healthy now, we will be making a deal to make time to be sick later.