Obesity And Its Effects On Health Essay

1382 Words Sep 29th, 2014 6 Pages
Lifestyle is the way in which an individual chooses to live their life on a daily basis. These decisions may be influenced by the individual’s views on many things, such as; health, religion, politics or even by the area in which they live or grew up, as well as many other possible factors. ‘The choices we make about how we live can have a significant effect on our health’. Increasingly these effects on health appear to be worsening over the years, with obesity, cancers and drug abuse being a problem high on the agenda for the government.

In England ‘61.9% of adults and 28% of children aged between 2 and 15’ are overweight or obese. Excess fat on the body increases the risk of certain health conditions, because the body is unable to function properly due to either; a poor diet, lack of exercise or many other factors which contribute to making a person’s lifestyle unhealthy. An unhealthy lifestyle does not necessarily mean unhealthy in terms of physical state, but it can be mentally as well. ‘Excess weight can also make it more difficult for people to find work, and it can affect self-esteem and mental health’. We are currently in a state of global depression, with unemployment problems everywhere and a reliance on benefits becoming a way of life for some of the population. Surely all of this must be having some effect on the mental of health of the population, and not just their physical state? The consequences of obesity are far reaching affecting more than just the…

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