Being obese is when you have a body mass index of 30 or above. Obesity is a complex disorder when you have an excessive amount of body fat. It increases your risk of major health problems such as diabetes and high blood pressure.
Obesity is a very extreme issue, but I believe that as a society we are working towards the goal of reducing the obesity rates as the years go by. Every year, people are exercising more and eating healthier and a lot of people are being motivated by their friends and family who have or had obesity or if they have lost a close one due to obesity.
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