How can overweight and obesity be prevented? Learn more about this major problem

This educational video throws light on a problem which has become a real global epidemic of our time.

  • Chronic malnutrition was the norm for most of our history! That's why, in prehistoric times, evolution favored humans who could retain more nutrients by stocking more fat;
  • The body fat became problematic only in the 18th century, as the quality of food improved;
  • Obesity is most often caused by energy imbalance. This means that our body stores extra calories as fat when the input from calories is greater than the output from physical activity;
  • On the average, an adult should be getting at least 2.5 hours of exercise a week to stay healthy;
  • Obesity is an escalating global epidemic, which raises the probability of diabetes, stroke, high blood pressure and other diseases;
  • People suffer from obesity in both developed and developing countries!
  • The more overweight a person is, the harder it is for him or her to climb to recovery.

Find out more with this colorful video:

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    What are your thoughts on this subject?
    Linda Catherine Aversa
    You'd think so but not always. Sometimes there are medical issues that get in the way. I go to the gym every day & have friends there that are very overweight. They don't want to be that way but in their older age are on medicines that cause weight gain &/or have medical issues that cause it too. So never judge a book by it's cover, you might be embarrased if they explain why to you.
    Oct 21, 2016 9:29PM
    Some people are over weight because of the medication(s) they are on not their diet. Otherwise the info was very useful.
    Feb 3, 2022 8:52PM
    Personally I think, moderation in all things, including moderation. I would NEVER give up cheese.
    Sep 30, 2020 3:09AM
    Sean Philips
    Brian Howe, 😂😂😂😂😂😂
    Jan 2, 2020 12:35AM
    Michael Sydney Brighouse
    so I can blame the pills I take. mike
    Apr 18, 2019 5:51PM
    Alireza Mohtashami
    Useful but should also consider lifestyle and psychological effects
    Apr 8, 2019 10:33AM
    Dave Levett
    Nothing really new here
    Jun 6, 2018 2:45AM
    Naseer A Malik
    Jeannie Fontana, exactly the same problem with me, my medicines and the cravings for desserts.
    Aug 5, 2017 2:19AM
    Spike Holmes
    Simple, - cut FAT, of ANY kind OUT of the human diet! McDonalds will be OUT of business, in a YEAR!! HAPPY DAYS!!!
    Mar 1, 2017 9:57AM
    Nicole Toma-Tolman
    Btw... my body mass index is 25 even. X(>
    Oct 27, 2016 6:20PM
    Nicole Toma-Tolman
    Great Video... good to know. :)
    Oct 27, 2016 6:20PM
    Nicole Toma-Tolman
    Go on Atkins. I was on it for two weeks, and when I came off, I couldn't even force myself to be interested in anything sugary.
    Oct 27, 2016 6:19PM
    Thanks that was helpful .
    Oct 24, 2016 10:15PM
    Raashid Khan
    Nice information.
    Oct 24, 2016 5:41AM
    Raashid Khan
    I have an average body no fat.I love sweetes but not eating any sugar since two year.Tea coffee no sugar.Now I am used to it.Just be confident and leave sugar.
    Oct 24, 2016 5:40AM
    Dede Haskins
    Dede Haskins
    Hang in there. It can take as long as one more month to lose the taste for sugar. Stay off of it, break the cycle, and never go back. Even if you don't lose a lot of weight because of the other problem, your daily blood sugar spikes should be way more manageable and you may be able to avoid diabetes.
    Oct 22, 2016 3:29AM

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