Teenage Obesity

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Teenage Obesity. By: Alexander Aboo.

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What is obesity?. Obesity also known as corpulence or fatness is the excessive accumulation of fat in the body. Usually this is caused by consuming more calories than the body can use. Those calories are transformed and stored as fat. traditional definition of obesity or to be classified as obese is when a person’s BMI (Body Mass Index) is above 30 kg/m2 for comparison a healthy persons BMI would be 19-24 kg/m2..

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Causes of obesity.. that you might be eating to much (consuming too much energy) and not moving enough (not using that energy) which causes you to build up a fat storage that is unused energy. Usually this is caused by consuming more calories than the body can use. Those calories are transformed and stored as fat. It also might be that your family might be obese and because of their eating habits you will get the same eating habits which might make you obese..

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Consequences of obesity.. People who have obesity, compared to those with a healthy weight, are at increased risk for many serious diseases and health conditions. Usually this is caused by consuming more calories than the body can use. Those calories are transformed and stored as fat. Some of the health risks that affect children are High blood pressure and high cholesterol which are risk factors for heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, breathing problems such as asthma and sleep apnea, Joint problems such as osteoarthritis and musculoskeletal discomfort, Gallstones and gallbladder disease, childhood obesity can also cause obesity as an adult. obesity there are also mental consequences such as, psychological problems such as anxiety and depression, Low self-esteem and lower self-reported quality of life, social problems such as bullying and stigma..

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Statistics about obesity.. 45 35 25 20 o 15 10 Children under 5 Children 5-19 Girls 5-19 Obese Boys 5-19 Overweight Adults 20+ Women 20+ Men 20+.

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Conclusion-Why is it harder to be healthier.. Preventing obesity in people now is way harder than it used to be with all the unhealthy processed food and sugary drinks you can buy and all of the fast-food chains and because of this more and more people are affected by obesity..

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Conclusion-what to do.. To stay in health shape, you have to burn more calories that you eat or ate least the same amount and this is why exercise is very important because if you don’t exercise you will just gain more and more weight. Another misconception about being healthy is that you cannot eat healthy and the food still be tasty which is not true you can eat healthy with tasty food. In conclusion you should not use genetics or other excuses to prevent you from losing weight and being healthy because obesity is curable and you can lose weight is you work hard enough and put enough effort..

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The End. Thank you for listening https://www.britannica.com/science/obesity/Causes-of-obesity https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/obesity/causes/#:~:text=Obesity%20is%20generally%20caused%20by,by%20the%20body%20as%20fat . https://www.cdc.gov/obesity/basics/consequences.html#:~:text=Psychological%20problems%20such%20as%20anxiety,Obesity%20as%20adults . https://www.who.int/news/item/04-03-2022-world-obesity-day-2022-accelerating-action-to-stop-obesity#:~:text=More%20than%201%20billion%20people,This%20number%20is%20still%20increasing.