Causes Of Obesity

 Which of these causes explains your weight-gain.
Energy Imbalance
Your energy level is said to be balanced when the calories you take in through food and drinks are equal to the calories you burn by your daily activities. In this case, you neither gain nor lose weight. When you take in more calories than you burn then you begin gaining weight toward obesity.
Inactive Lifestyle
When you spend the bulk of your waking hours watching TV, working or being entertained on the computer, or using the car or elevator for short distances when you could walk. or having fewer physical demands at work, or at home; these can cause weight gain.
Environmental Factors
When you don't have a save place in your neighborhood to walk or jog, don't have time for physical exercise owing to long working hours, or long commute. Eating oversize food portions and frequent snacks, or lack of access to healthy food like fresh fruits and vegetables; these can lead to weight gain.
Genes and Family History
Overweight and obesity tends to run in families, your genes may determine how you store fat, and where in your body the extra fat is stored. Children who follow the eating habits and lifestyle of their obese parents, would themselves become obese.
Health Conditions
An underactive thyroid (Hypothyroidism) would produce insufficient thyroid hormone, which slows down your metabolism and lead to weight gain. Cushing's syndrome is when the adrenal glands makes to much cortisol that increases your cravings for sugary, salty and fatty foods and drinks. Taking high doses of certain medication like prednisone for a long period. And Polycistic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), a condition where high levels of hormones called androgens are produced in women of child-bearing age. These health conditions can lead to weight gain and obesity.
Other Factors Of Obesity
Medication, emotional factors, smoking, aging, pregnancy and lack of sleep are other causes of weight gain and obesity. To prevent obesity, you should know what is causing your weight gain, then take action to control it.

Research Source: Centers For Disease Control and Prevention.

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