Why Increasing People Suffer From Obesity?

1181 Words5 Pages
Chris Pan
Writing 4
Ms. Gjika
February 9, 2017
Why Increasing People Suffer from Obesity? Today, when people walk on the street, it is absolutely accessible to see someone who is overweight. As what stern has wrote, the estimated number of people who are overweight exceed the number of people who are suffering from malnutrition in 2000. Nowadays, obesity is not only a disease of the rich people, but also the ordinary citizen. And people with low incomes tend to be more likely to be obese than those who get high incomes. According to Stern and Kazaks, “this is not a recent phenomenon- it goes back more than 10,000 years” (Stern 4). What can cause people be overweight today? Actually, more and more people become obese because of lack of
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In addition to lack of exercise, the second factor which can cause obesity is unbalanced calories. This point is the most likely important reason for obesity. Calories balance can be explain to people’s calories IN equals calories OUT. Calories IN is the energy that you gain from the food you eat and drink. Calories OUT means that one certain part of energy is used to do something, such as sleeping, walking, and breathing. According to Gary H. Gibbons, “What Causes Overweight and Obesity?”, “Overweight and obesity happen over time when you take in more calories than you use.” To be more specific, what people have gained can not be used then the energy will stay in their body and become fat. Take an experiment as an example. When you use a bathtub, you open the tap for 2 minutes and close. Then you open the valve(imagine that we have the same size of valve and tap) for 1 minutes and close. As a result, there is still water in the bathtub. If you proceed this action again and again, the tub will be filled soon , which is really like people gain weight and become obese. To summarize, if you want to lose weight or avoid obesity, you need have a energy balance which means you should make calories IN equals or less than calories OUT. As well as lack of exercise and unbalanced calories taken, another factor that causes overweight is unhealthy customs in life. As we all know, everyone has their own hobbies, including awesome hobbies and
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