What is obesity ? Discuss its causes and health problems caused by it.
Obesity : It is a health problem in which the body gains lot of weight i.e. in, over weight of body (abnormal). In this problem the non- consumed (extra) fats of the body get deposited under the skin. This deposition of fats takes place especially in areas like the abdomen, chest, shoulder, buttocks and legs. Sometimes the excess fats can also be noticed on neck chin and cheeks.
Causes of Obesity: The basic cause of obesity is wrong dietary habits and less physical activity like over-eating; taking lots of fats and fried food; taking lots of animal flesh; eating lots of sweets; eating junk food; drinking alcohol; less physical activity; sedentary life style, etc. In some cases it is due to hormone variation (by drugs/ medicines). Some people inherit this problem from their parents.
Health Problems : Obesity causes many health problems like loss of physical efficiency; irregular shape (figure) of body ; decline of physical personality (appearance); feeling of tiredness while performing activity, inability to perform hard physical activity, cardio problems, etc.