Obesity In Teens A Major Problem

Today, obesity in teens is growing rapidly all around the world and it has increased the rate of premature deaths. Among all countries of the world, America stands at the number one position in having the largest number of obese people.

We shall discuss about obesity in teens and the problems related to it, in this article. Today, the foods we eat are not actually genuine and healthy. The tight schedules of our life force us to have foods at restaurants and fast foods. This is absolutely unhealthy as you are knowingly consuming wrong foods (high level of fats, calories and carbohydrates). According to a survey report, which was conducted in the United States of America, it was proved that more than 33% of the teens and more than 25 of children are obese. Obesity leads to various kinds of dangerous diseases which may also result in death.

The common problems caused by obesity are diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, strokes, etc. Obesity in teens is a major problem that is getting worse every single day. The survey report also revealed that there is 80% chance for the overweight children, aged between 10 and 13 years, to become an obese in the future. Let us have a look at how teens become obese and the problems faced by them. You must be aware of the fact that BMI (Body Mass Index) of people of various age group varies from one another. Well, if a teenager weights 10% more than the actual or normal weight of an average teenager, then he/she is said to be an obese. This will probably happen when the BMI exceeds its average limit.

When the total intake level of energy is greater than the energy which is being used, then there is a possibility for a teenager to become an obese in the near future. If any teenager is experiencing an increase in the level of fats in the body, immediate action is suggested. Well, there is lots of fitness and health centres all around us in the market and it is essential to seek professional advice from the experts. They can help obese teens to rule out a proper diet plan with appropriate exercise routines.

Obesity in teens can be inherited from the family history. Obesity can also be a hereditary disease but it can be controlled if proper care and treatment is given at the early stages. Food is another factor that can make a person obese. If you want to stay away from becoming an obese, you must eat proper and balanced diet and avoid foods that contain high level of calories and fats. Stress can also be one of the reasons for the teenagers to become an obese. In order to beat the stress, some teens get into the habit of overeating and hence become obese. Lack of exercise can lead to catabolism of the muscles in the body. Obesity an lead a teenager to death or may have to face various deadly diseases in life.



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