What causes obesity? Essay

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What is Obesity? What Causes Obesity? How to Prevent Obesity? Obesity is a condition characterized by the excessive accumulation and storage of fat in the body (Merriam). Obesity is unhealthy for humans and causes many other bad health conditions to occur. Almost 2 million (1.9) people worldwide are now obese (Facts...) and 35.7 % in the United States are classified obese (Overweight...). Obesity is a disease than can be prevented, or if you are obese it can be treated and you can become healthy once again.

Obesity can also be defined as 20% above a person’s ideal weight. A person’s ideal weight is found using the person’s age, height, and gender(Obesity). Obesity can be broken down into 3 subcategories that are mildly obese, moderately obese, and morbidly obese. Being over the ideal weight can lead to many health problems including death. It may lead to hypertension (high blood pressure), Type II Diabetes, heart attack, hyperlipidemia, infertility, and possibly breast cancer (Olendorf). Hypertension, diabetes, and heart attack are the most common effects of obesity. Type II diabetes is also known as non-insulin-dependent because insulin is ineffective when you have type II diabetes. A person may go for years with diabetes and not know it until they go for a routine check-up and sugar shows in the urine. It causes a person to tire out quick and leads to various infections. Also if it is uncontrolled it can cause retinopathy, blindness, kidney disease, and heart disease (Virginia). You can help prevent diabetes by eating the right foods and exercising regularly. A positive side of type II Baldwin 2 diabetes compared to the other symptoms is that there is prescription medicine to help treat diabetes(Virginia). Obesity is caused by a variety of different things. Not exercising regularly and eating bad foods can cause a person to become obese. You should exercise for a minimum of 30 minutes for 5 to 6 days. The types of exercises you can do is walk, run, jump rope, dance, power walk, and weight exercises. One odd way that people can exercise is by having sex. People don’t think having sex will help you lose weight but sex burns a lot of calories. Sex curbs carbs and fat cravings. It also can double your fat loss. Sex causes hormones to rage and the action of sex causes a person’s heart to pump faster which is healthy for you. Power walking or running is also effective in trying to lose weight. Any type of physical activity that gets your heart beating and your blood flowing is good for you. Eating the right foods is another way to prevent obesity. Eating greasy foods such as fried chicken, sausage, or pizza is bad for your body and will add extra weight if you do not workout. Eating processed foods can cause harm to you because they are high in sugar, sodium, and fat. Canned foods, meats in the grocery store, and bagged salads are all examples of processed foods. A person should try to shop for organic foods because they are not processed and are fresh. Organic foods do not have any added hormones or extra sugars in them because they are natural. You should try to shop at fresh markets or visit your local farmer’s market. You can also buy natural or organic foods at a nutrition store. You should try to eat green leafy foods as much as possible and stay away from fried greasy foods. You should try to bake all your meats and use salt alternatives when cooking. You should also try to drink less sugary drinks like sodas, juice, and energy drinks. Water and 100 % juice are the best drinks for a person
Baldwin 3 trying to lose weight. A 20 ounce soda contains 16 tablespoons of sugar and 258 calories from sugar. When you are thirsty water is the best thing to drink. Water is the best thing to drink because it contains no sugar at all. Water is all natural and pure Hydrogen Oxygen molecules. If you do not like plain water you can add of lemon, lime, cucumber, or watermelon to it to give