Tuesday, December 4, 2012

What Everybody Ought to Know About Obesity!

You've seen that commercial that shows a bunch of obese people falling and breaking things, right?
I thought that we should go into some of the facts and figures of obesity.
There are a lot of important facts that most people do not know.
Let's dive into some of the shocking facts about obesity!

1. Obesity is a Disease
Yes, obesity is a disease! It impairs your bodily functions as they pertain to movement and to functioning in certain parts of your body.
It doesn't however completely shut down your body like some diseases do.
It seems though that it is in your mind.
It is in your mind that you may never lose weight or will get that six pack.
2. Obesity is a Personal Issue
Obesity is a dietary problem and is something that can be fixed by changing your diet!
The fact that it can be changed by a diet and exercise is something that most people don't realize.
I mean, who would have ever thought it could be that easy.
Granted, it is not as easy as that, because you have to have the discipline to stick with it, but it can be easier than you think!
3. Extreme Obesity Cuts Life by 10 Years
Extreme cases of obesity can cut 10 years off of your life!
When your body consumes sugar, salt, and fat, it all eventually gets stuck onto your body.
Then, some of it may get stuck in your arteries which are vital to you sustaining life.
Obesity CAN and WILL kill you!
4. Obesity Defined 
Obesity is defined as "a condition that is characterized by excessive accumulation and storage of fat in the body and that in an adult is typically indicated by a body mass index of 30 or greater" by the Merriam-Webster Medical Dictionary online (accessed Dec. 15, 2009).
5. 72.5 Million Americans Obese
72.5 million Americans are obese!
This is partially due to the fact that the American dream has left us to our own destruction.
Not that I don't love the American dream, I do, but most of us abuse the rights and liberties we have to indulge and splurge.
6. Obesity Leads to Diabetes
Obesity does indeed lead to diabetes.
I think that most people in the world that are obese don't even realize that they are heavily at risk for diabetes, heart and brain strokes, and lots of other diseases.
Diabetes type 1 is defined as the body not producing insulin, which causes your body to not be able to regulate glucose in your blood.
Diabetes type 2 is defined as your body not reacting to the insulin that your pancreas makes.
7. Obesity High Risk for Cancer
Obesity raises your risk for cancer considerably.
Excessive amounts of sugar, salt, and fat can and do cause cancers.

Out of all of these facts we can see the detrimental effects that obesity has on our existence.
Help us help you on your journey to beating obesity!
Together, we can do it!
Check out these links below to some of our best blog posts to see how you can reverse and break down your obesity.
Weight Loss Step 1 - Workout Smarter
Weight Loss Step 2 - Simple Eating
Candy, Tasty or Fattening?
Gym Membership - The Skinny or the Fat?

Have a great day! Thank you for reading!
_-~Obesity Overload~-_

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