Obesity and Overweight

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), more than one billion people are overweight, with nearly 300 million touching obesity. Various researches on obesity have concluded that due to an excessive combination of nutrient intake and a very placid and sedentary lifestyle, people are overweight and obese.

A web site called Power-of-Attorneys.com had this to say about people who sue multinational food corporations, “Is it some big scoop here that burgers and fries and fried chicken… are not exactly the ticket to a wafer thin figure?”

To put it simply, the more you eat, the more fat you get, unless you’re gifted with a metabolism which burns food as fast as it is swallowed. Most people today have deskbound lifestyles, with machines to perform simple manual labour, microwaving ready-to-cook food, driving to do small errands even if it is a 20-minute walk.

Due to lack of information about their products, people are filing multimillion dollar lawsuits against food companies. Many organizations have started providing data at the back of the packaged food as well as on the company’s website, covering topics like calories, fat, trans-fat, cholesterol and others. Yet, despite the widespread nutritional information provided by companies, doctors, grocery stores, restaurants, it is evident that overeating remains an enormous health concern.

Factors behind the success of fast-food include it being inexpensive, tasty and convenient to many working families. Fast-food is great for people who lead busy lifestyles. It also plays an important role in society by providing a large number of people employment opportunities. So how does one tackle obesity when they look and smell so good and benefit so many?

Some of the reasons to get you sweating off all that fat could be fatal illnesses such as a heart attack, diabetes, gallstones to name a few. Obesity and overeating are major symptoms for coronary heart diseases which most often lead to heart attacks. The best ways to measure body fat are through waist circumference measurement and body mass index (BMI).

Losing weight has helped many people’s self esteem and even improved the overall quality of life for individuals. Having long-term strategies in place for people who are overweight and obese, can lead to an effective weight management system in their diet. Promoting healthy eating and daily exercise is crucial for people who are on the road to becoming obese. Rigorous exercising initially gets your body working up all the muscles that have been dormant for a long time. You need the support and motivation of family and friends to help you achieve your goal to shedding those pounds. Focus more on homemade food, with occasional treats at a fast-food joint. A joint initiative between society and the government can bring about much needed changes towards people’s eating habits.