Essay Preventing Obesity By Exercising And Eating Healthy

2656 Words May 4th, 2016 11 Pages
It is morning, another day to do another part of our life. We get up, look at ourselves in the mirror, we might be happy at what we see, or we may not, but we start the day no matter what. As bad as we think we look, there are some people that don’t even look in the mirror anymore, because they are severely over weight, they only have one job and that is to keep on eating. Eating Food that our bodies don’t immediately use for energy gets quickly stored as fat, and we convert this fat back into fuel for our brains and muscles when food is scarce. This was a great thing for our ancestors who didn’t know when their next meal would be. But for us, with our drive-through restaurants and jam-packed junk food aisles, this survival mechanism is making us obese. Preventing obesity by exercising and eating healthy makes people live longer by decreasing the health risk factors.
Obesity is a condition that is associated with having an excess of body fat, defined by genetic and environmental factors that are difficult to control when dieting. Obesity is classified as having a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 30 or greater. A BMI is a tool used to measure obesity, and how it works is by dividing the person 's height and weight. Obesity is very dangerous; it increases the risk of developing related conditions such as diabetes, hypertension and sleep apnea (ErmmTV2).
We know what obesity looks like, but do we know what the leading causes are? Obesity can be caused under many conditions such as…

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