Obesity facts you should know

There was a time when some people I know are fascinated with the reality show, The Biggest Losers. Surprisingly they are not overweight. It escapes my understanding of why they are so fascinated with him when there are no interesting with people who have problems maintaining their weight on what is considered normal.

Then I realized that their interest not because of interest, but it's fun to see people that are so unbelievably vitally statistics become unreliable.

Yes, overweight they really cannot be trusted, but I do not share their pleasure.

Instead, I feel a certain sympathy for people who are considered obese.

But if being obese?

Simply put, a person obese if he is very overweight. Medically, a person obese if his weight 20% higher than the BMI (body mass index) is normal.

To give you a clear picture, here is a reading based on the BMI weight indicator:

-less weight-18.5;

-18.5 to 24.9-normal;

-25 to 29.9 – overweight;

-30 or higher-fat;

-40 or higher-morbidly morbidly.

People who are obese and unhealthy obesity should see a doctor instead of a revival in the reality show.

What causes obesity?

For ordinary people, obesity is only caused by uncontrolled eating compulsion. But some causes are just beyond the grasp of most of us. This is:


Studies show that people with overweight or skinny mother weight will have a 75% chance to show the same physical characteristics.

But it was a bad reason, however, is sucked into a black hole is genetic. In the end, it is still You that determines whether you want to be a big fat belly or sports 6-Pack.

You know Your predisposition, but you are free to make his own choices.


Thanks to technological advances, people today practically live the lifestyle “key press.”

With the push of one button, we change TV channels, pouring coffee, opened the car door and garage, heat food directly from the refrigerator, or wrap, etc. Technology has practically eliminated the elements of effort, exertion in a lot of things we do.

An easy and comfortable life, which has made most of us apathetic, making us become prey to one of the most common causes of obesity …

– Laziness:

It is estimated that many of obesity in the last 20 years is due to a decrease in the level of physical activity of people.

Why walk when we get in the car or taxi? Why push mower when we have that power? Why go through the hassle of cooking dinner when we can easily take one of our favorite Chinese restaurants?

Why change the channel manually when the remote control and a bowl of food waste within range? Many people even have an electric toothbrush today!

We didn't do a lot of physical activity to burn fat and calories that we consume every day.


Our metabolism slows down as we get older. This explains why many middle-aged men and women carry additional loads around the middle section.

Again, this is a lousy reason for parents to be obese. They shouldn't because obesity brings with it some health problems a very unpleasant that cannot be owned by a parent.

Psychological problems:

Negative emotions such as boredom, sadness, or anger can give people the urge to eat more than you should. Stress and depression may encourage some people to overeat.

“I would spend my problem, ” is a common saying among the people who sought refuge from difficult emotional issues they face.

-Disease and treatment:

Hormonal problems such as hypothyroidism, depression, and a couple of rare brain disorders can cause eating to excess. And certain drugs, such as steroids and some anti-depressants can cause excess weight gain.

So what's wrong with being fat?

Aside from the apparent difficulties people with a healthy weight are not subject to, obesity can cause many severe medical problems. To underline this point, life insurance companies charge an extra premium for people who are overweight because, statistically, they die earlier than people with a healthy weight.

Obesity is the leading cause of preventable death worldwide and is considered one of the most severe public health problems in the 21st century (Wikipedia).

And this is the funny part – it can only be prevented by diet and exercise.