Obesity – A Major Issues Nowadays

14 December 2016 / By SPM Hospital

Obesity – A Major Issues Nowadays

Obesity is one of the serious problems spreading like flu all over the country these days. Where on one hand, people are becoming health conscious, on the other hand, many people are getting into the trap of problem known as obesity. Obesity refers to the condition of having excessive weight due to the excess of fat in the body. A person puts on such weight to the level which is dangerous for his health. Obesity is no less than an epidemic but the difference is that it does not spread from one person to another. These days, children are becoming fatter and obese. The main reason behind this is the development of unhealthy eating habits among them. The craze for junk foods and fried foods is quite more among the teenagers and kids. Obesity among the children is termed as childhood Obesity. .The child put on the extra weight than required for the children of his age. Similarly, the teenage Obesity and youth obesity. Obesity is the direct invitation to many other fatal diseases in addition to obesity itself. The process starts slowly but once a person starts becoming fat and do not take care of his diet and eating habits, it becomes quite difficult to overcome the problem of obesity. But people usually do not take the problem of obesity too seriously. It is very necessary to prevent Obesity as Obesity has higher risks of the diseases like hypertension, respiratory problems, heart problems, high cholesterol, stroke etc. In addition to such dangerous diseases, a child may become depressed too. Otherwise, later on a person has no other options than taking obesity treatments in the clinics. It is very truly said: ‘Health is Wealth’. Obesity prevention and obesity control is needed for remaining healthy and free from the fatal diseases. As prevention is better than cure.
The major causes of obesity are as follows:

1. Unhealthy eating habits such as consuming and eating more than required i.e. overeating.
2. Improper and unbalanced diet.
3. Improper and inadequate sleep.
4. Lack of physical activities and exercises.
5. People living a sedentary lifestyle.
6. Unbalanced hormonal growth.
7. Smoking and drinking is also one of the major factors which could lead to obesity.
8. Obesity could be genetic or hereditary also.
9. Some illnesses sometimes lead to weight gain.