Obesity

Causes of Obesity

Over consumption
Over consumption

Over consumption – Weight gain occurs when you eat more calories than your body burns . The excess  energy is stored as fat in the body and piles up the flab.

Eating Fatty and Sugary Foods
Eating Fatty and Sugary Foods

Eating too much of fatty and sugary foods is a leading cause of obesity. The popularity of fast food culture in the US and many other countries is a leading reason for the obesity epidemic.

 

Sedentary lifestyle
Sedentary lifestyle

Inactivity slows down the body metabolism which means less calories are burned. Exercise can build up muscles which help the body burn more calories at rest. So, lack of muscles means less calories are expended.

 

Genetic causes
Genetic causes

Obesity tends to run in families . So apart from gluttony, your genes also have a huge impact on your body weight.

 

Family influence: 
Family influence: 

Parental influence has a great bearing on a child’s eating habits.  If parents set a bad example by eating out often and by consuming too much fast food, this behavior is bound to rub off on their children.

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