Learn about Obesity

Introduction about Obesity

Obesity is a disease that effects millions and Billions of people globally. Obesity is important to learn so you know what to do not to get obese like taking steps to not get it like getting exercise and eating healthy.

10 Facts about Obesity

1.Being overweight or obese increases the risk of health problems like high blood pressure and diabetes.

2. More than one-third of U.S adults are obese.

3. The estimated annual medical cost of obesity in the U.S was $147 billion in 2008.

4. In 2009, about 2.4 million more adults were more obese than in 2007.

5. Obesity-related conditions include heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and certain types of cancer, some of the leading causes of preventable death.

6. Overweight and obesity result from an energy imbalance. This involves eating too many calories and not getting enough physical activity.

7. If your BMI is over 30 you're officially obese and if your BMI is over 40 you're morbidly obese.

8. Eating Healthy reduces your chances of not getting obese.

9. Globally, 42 million preschool children were overweight in 2013.

10. Overweight and obesity are linked to more deaths worldwide than underweight.

5 ways to not get obese/obesity

1.Don't skip breakfast.

2. Exercise everyday.

3. Eat your 5 servings of fruits and veggies everyday.

4.Watch out for portion distortion.

5. Reduce screen time


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