Obesity, of late, has become a global epidemic. Obesity is a serious health issue that can lead to serious health consequences. As a result researches are being carried out around the world to look into the underlying reasons being the rising obesity not only in adults but among the children.
Below we will take a brief look into the top reasons that research suggests are attributed to rising obesity in both adults and children.
1) Unhealthy Food Habits
Unhealthy foods are among the top culprits behind the rising obesity in both adults and young adults. Contrary to the popular belief that junk food is the only unhealthy foods, it is certainly not the case. Even canned foods, packaged foods, packaged juices, and the salad dressings that you buy from the market are loaded with preservatives, additives, flavor enhancers, chemicals, and sugar that make these foods high in their calorie content.
Sodas available in the market are loaded with sugar along with other chemicals and have long been established as the leading cause of obesity. However, not many know that ready to drink beverages like coffee that are available at coffee outlets owing to their high content of cream, flavor enhancers and sugar also cause obesity.
2) Emotional Issues
Emotional issues like stress and depression can also lead to cravings of unhealthy food commonly referred to as comfort foods in an individual. Similarly, emotional issues like these also have a relation with metabolism rate and fat retention in the body. Therefore, people who are suffering from emotional issues are more likely to fall victim to obesity compared to those who are not.
3) Physical Inactivity
Physical inactivity is another leading cause of obesity as people who fail to indulge in any kind of physical activity are at a greater risk of falling victim to obesity.
4) Medical Issues
Certain medical issues can also lead to obesity in individuals including insulin resistance, hypothyroidism, polycystic ovary syndrome etc.