Obesity Is A Worldwide Public Health Problem

1957 Words May 9th, 2015 8 Pages
Obesity is a worldwide public health problem. People are obese for numerous reasons. In general, overweight and obesity indicate a weight greater than what is considered healthy. Obesity is a chronic condition defined by an excess amount of body fat ( "What Is Obesity?"). What are the earliest signs of obesity? What is being done to stop the increase of obesity? Obesity is caused by lack of physical inactivity, genes, the side effects of medicines, emotional factors, hormones in women, lack of sleep, slow metabolism and obesity is still increasing today. Being overweight can be reduced with help, eating healthy and exercise. Obesity is caused by lack of physical inactivity. Obesity results from energy imbalance of taking in too many calories in, and burning few calories ( "What Is Obesity?"). A number of factors influence how many calories people burn each day and they could be something you do regularly. Physical activity refers to any body movement that burns calories, whether it’s for work or play, daily chores, or the daily commute (“Obesity and Exercise”). For example, walking your dog, shopping for clothes, going up the stairs or even presenting a speech. Driving cars increased from 67 percent of all trips to work in 1960 to 88 percent in 2000, while walking and taking public transit to work decreased (“Physical Activity”). This shows that activity is the best way to lose calories. Exercise a subcategory of physical activity, refers to planned, structured, and…
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