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Obese? Are you in the Blaming Game?

Many obese people blame their weight on a Slow Metabolism, a hormone imbalance, or on an inherited tendency to put on weight easily; but these are rarely the real reasons.

Sometimes obesity seems to run in families simply because each generation is passing on bad, unhealthy Eating Habits. Often people put on weight as they grow older because they continue with their eating habits, like their more active years, when their energy output was higher. Yet, others respond to their Emotional Problems by Excessive Eating.

One of the reasons why women are more prone to obesity, than men, it is because their bodies are more efficient at storing fat. Obese people should always begin with a course of gentle exercises, for example, brisk walking or swimming.

Obesity is usually cause by a combination of overeating and a lack of exercise. If you eat more calories than you burn off, during normal daily activity, then the surplus calories are stored as fat. Please note that this does not necessarily mean that you eat a great deal more than most other people.

Obesity can have devastating consequences on health and happiness. On an emotional level it can lead to a lack of self-esteem and depression because you cannot enjoy a normal active life.

Physical symptoms may include shortness of breath, aching legs and swollen ankles. Your excess weigh may damage your joints, causing osteoarthritis, especial of the knee and hips.

When you are seriously overweight, you may develop high blood pressure, diabetes, gallbladder problems, and gout. More serious symptoms of disorders may occur, for instance, angina and arthritis, which will worsen with age, unless you take steps to lose weight. Obesity has also been linked to atherosclerosis, heart disorders, and certain types of cancer.

Your Health Is Your Wealth and Well-being!

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