Let’s explore the cause and effect of obesity. Having a look at the causes can help you identify the reason why you or your loved one may be obese. The effects of obesity will hopefully be enough to inspire you to do something about this serious medical condition.
What is obesity? Is a medical condition where the body fat percentage of an individual has accumulated to such an extent, that it has adverse effects on health. It can lead to a wealth of medical conditions and affect social and working life of the person affected by obesity (as you will see in the effects).
There are numerous causes of and the effect that it has on your health, should make it your number one responsibility. Some of the main causes includes excessive calorie intake, a sedentary lifestyle and may also include genetic or medical reasons.
In order to gain weight and to continue on gaining weight, you need to have an excessive calorie intake, which is not played down with energy expenditure (in the form of exercise). A big contribution to this excessive calorie intake may be our society’s reliance on convenience foods, like takeaways, fast food and sweetened soft drinks.
The excess of calorie intake is vital if you want to lower your body fat percentage and to be healthier. A great tool to achieve weight loss is to calculate your TDEE (Total Daily Energy Expenditures). Calculate your TDEE here and see how many calories you need to lose weight.
Sitting on your bum increases your waistline size. Get off the couch and go for a walk! A sedentary lifestyle plays a significant role when it comes to cause and effect of obesity. Currently at least 60% of the world’s population are getting insufficient exercise. When you are obese, starting an exercise plan may be very difficult to do. The best type of exercise to start with is a daily walk.
Excessive calorie intake and a sedentary lifestyle are two of the biggest causes of obesity. Other possible causes includes genetic medical conditions, medical disorders (including eating disorders), giving up smoking, medicines and the convenience of modern life. If you suspect that you or a loved one is obese because of a medical or genetic condition, make an appointment with your doctor ASAP.
Obesity has an adverse effect on your health and your social and work life. It also increases your risk of death significantly. Obesity increases the likelihood of disease including heart disease, diabetes, sleep apnea, certain types of cancer, osteoarthritis and asthma. It also doubles your mortality (death) rate, while increasing your sick days and decreasing your chance of getting hired.
As you can see obesity really has an adverse effect on your health and your life in general. I hope you have a better understanding about the cause and effect of obesity. For us the best outcome is to help you to take action today.
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