Sunday, January 6, 2013

What Everyone Ought to Know About Obesity

Obesity has become a real problem in a lot of countries, however the US is the most obese country in the world, and the medical profession have started to worry about the additional stress it’s putting on the health service. The US is famous for consumerism, and it’s not difficult to find a fast food restaurant wherever people happen to live.

Obesity Problem

It’s not just food that’s the problem it’s the way that people live their lives generally. There are so many gadgets about these days in terms of entertainment people often spend hours on their computers playing games. It’s also hard to fit exercise in if you work an office job, sitting at a desk all day won’t exactly get those muscles working, and people often cannot be bothered to go and visit a gym at the end of the day.

The fact is we’re becoming a nation of “couch potatoes”.  Some might say we already are! The problem with obesity is once a person has reached this level, it’s hard to find a way out. Low self-esteem sets in, energy levels are low, and people even start to suffer from depression.

People who are obese probably don’t realize just how much strain their putting on their internal organs. The heart has to work harder, which means people are more at risk of heart disease. Carrying extra weight around also puts more pressure on the joints.

Skin problems can also start to raise their ugly little heads. Things like Psoriasis, skin tags and warts start to appear. To be honest it’s really not pretty, and if anyone reading this has been told they’re obese, it’s time to do something about it. You’re not doing yourself any favors, and it’s likely you will die much younger than someone who is at an acceptable weight level.

The expressions “big is beautiful” or “I have a problem with metabolism” really doesn’t cut it with most people who are obese. Of course, there are people with metabolic problems, but the medical profession can do things to help this. Some people may also be happy with the fact they’re big, but there is a very fine line between being healthy and big, and being obese.

These words may seem harsh, but a wake-up call is what’s needed. Just take a moment to think about family and friends? How would they feel if you’re life ended simply because you didn’t address the problem with your weight?

The fact is the health issues that come hand in hand with obesity can be really serious. If you’re in a situation where you’re feeling totally alone because of your weight start by joining forums on the internet, this will be your first step to getting some help. You’ll be surprised at just how many people are feeling just like you are.
It cannot be stressed enough how important it is that obese people take the problem “by the horns” and do something about it. Who wants to spend most of their life in a hospital having to undergo a hip replacement or some other sort of surgery because they’re obese, the answer is NO-ONE does!

Carolina Monroe Written by: Carolina
Way To Be Healthy Updated at: 7:25 PM


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