Obesity is a medical condition in which excess body fat has accumulated to the extent that it may have a negative effect on health. In the modern century, obesity has become a concerning problem due to its prevalence around the world and adverse effects. In 2015, 600 million adults (12%) and 100 million children were obese in 195 countries; therefore, it’s important to know about obesity’s causes and effects in order to prevent from getting obese. One of the most important causes of obesity is unhealthy lifestyle which can be divided into diet and sedentary lifestyle.
It’s no secret that the amount of calories people eat and drink has a direct effect on their weight. Consuming more than the body burns, result in an increase in weight. People who increased their consumption of fast food, carbohydrates-rich food, sugary drinks, and refined grains gained more weight. On the other hand, a sedentary lifestyle plays an inevitable role in obesity. Not enough physical activity leads to poor health in the in the later years of a person’s life.
When a person does not use their body, muscles are not stimulated causing poor circulation of blood, and when blood does not get separated there is a higher risk of many diseases including obesity. A sedentary lifestyle is mainly influenced by different form of entertainment like video games, television, and computers.Obesity increases the risk of many medical conditions.
Being obese makes breathing hard which leads to pulmonary diseases. As a result of pulmonary diseases, there will be disorders in blood circulation. Blood circulation disorders result in coronary heart disease, the mucosal infection, and high blood pressure. On the other hand, fat turns into cholesterol, which will accumulate in the veins, that increases the risk of stroke and pulmonary embolism.