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Obesity

By: Alec Artidiello
and
Milagros Isabel Baez

Table of Contents

Topic Discription……………………………………………….1

Topic Cause……………………………………………………2

Topic Solution/Prevention…………………………………….3

Topic Conclusion (Opinion)…………………………………..4

Topic Data and Statistics……………………………………..5

Bibliography…………............................................................6

Obesity

      The foods that we eat everyday contribute to our well being. Many different foods provide us with the nutrients we need to stay healthy and maintain our weight. Food also provides us with the calories we need to get energy throughout the day. But sometimes, people consume more calories that they can burn. These calories that are not burned turn to fat and is stored in our bodies. Many people throughout the country overeat regularly and gain weight to eventually become obese. Obesity is the total amount of excess body fat. A person is considered obese when his/her weight is 20% higher than usual. This is calculated with a BMI (body mass index) tool. Body mass index is a measurement that compares both your weight and your height to identify your BMI. A healthy BMI would be considered between 19 and 22. This is a person who is healthy or a disciplined eater who maintains an exercise schedule throughout the week. Anything between 22 and 25 would be considered normal but on the verge of being overweight. A BMI of 25 to 29.9 is considered overweight and anyone who has a BMI above that is diagnosed with obesity. There are extreme cases of obesity called “Morbid Obesity”. This is when a person is 50%-100% over their average weight. These people have a BMI of 40 or higher. This is a dangerous case that will severely interfere with your health. Page 1 | Obesity

Your health is the most important thing to take care of within your life. It lets you live a longer life and keeps you in tip-top shape to do physical and mental things. But obesity tares your health apart. It increases the likelihood to get multiple other diseases which can be fatal. Obesity usually leads to heart disease, type-2 diabetes, and certain types of cancers, all which can leave a major impact on your life. Many people misuse the word obese and take it as a word to play around with. Obesity is a serious disease that leaves people sick, and feeling unhappy about themselves or left out. This disease is an epidemic in the United States and in other countries. Obesity is on the rise in our society because food is abundant and physical activity is optional. This is something that must be changed in people’s everyday lives. People might say that being overweight is “hereditary” or “runs in the family” (which can be true) but I think that sometimes it’s more of an excuse.. Exercise is key to being in shape or healthy. Not only is exercise key but so is eating the right foods that give you energy, not lower it. The right foods are the ones in your daily food chart which contain all the vitamins and nutrients that are good for a day. Causes

All of weight gain occurs when people eat more calories than your body needs. If the food you eat provides more calories than your body needs, then the extra is turned into fat. First the fat cells increase in size until they can no longer expand. After that, they just start multiplying making your body contain unnecessary fats. You can lose weight, which the fat cells decrease but the amount will always remain the same. Many factors contribute to obesity, one of the main reasons being junk food and lack of exercise. Obese people often skip regular exercises, even the simple ones. Worst is the case of those people who live on earth just to stuff themselves with food. Following are other main factors that contribute to obesity:

Age: As people get older, the body tends to slow down your metabolism in which is needed to burn foods. As your metabolism starts to slow down, the calories you intake are not burned...
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