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Facts About Obisety

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Nicole Andrews
P.Killough
English 114
15 March 2014
What factors can lead to obesity?
Obesity has become an epidemic battle that experts are still trying to understand. What causes obesity? Various combinations can cause this problem. This epidemic affects half the population. To help end an epidemic battle with obesity we need to find out its leading factors. So many factors lead to obesity it can be a complex combination of lifestyle choices.

Many people now a days aren't physically active spending hours in front of their television or computer spending most of the day doing work, school work, or leisure actives. From my own experience I spend about 2 or more hours in front of the television or computer. People who are inactive gain weight due to the fact that they do not burn the calories that they take in from eating and drink. Inactive lifestyle raises other health risk such as heart attack, diabetes, high blood pressure, colon cancer, and many other health problems. “Other reasons for not being active include: relying on cars instead of walking, fewer physical demands at work or at home because of modern technology and conveniences, and lack of physical education classes in schools(NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute).

“Our environment doesn't support healthy lifestyle habits; in fact, it encourages obesity” (NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute). Most people don’t have time for physical actives with working long hours and or attending school in their free time. Poor neighborhoods have no parks or walking areas giving those in that location have nowhere to go exercise. Most of the gyms in neighborhoods are too costly, and people cannot afford them, which then turns them to not work out. Many live in an area where it is unsafe for them to go out for a walk. Serving large meal portions can lead to obesity. Restaurants give...

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