why is obesity bad for the body?

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  1. democrate1990 profile image54
    democrate1990posted 8 years ago

    well since im about 230 i'll tell you. it puts a wear and tearon your body. it ages you also.

  2. Merlin Fraser profile image75
    Merlin Fraserposted 8 years ago

    Is this really a serious question.... I mean you really don't know ?

    Hauling around all that extra fat is a strain on everything, your joints the few muscles you have that work but especially your heart.

    Plus think about the fact that when you die in that condition instead of six of your pals to carry you to your final resting place it takes ten....

    Is that how you wish to be remembered...?

  3. amsmoving profile image56
    amsmovingposted 8 years ago

    Your question contains a simple and generalize type answer which is that it cause your body to over exert itself in doing common functions that it was design to perform with less effort. Such as your bones carrying more body weight or your heart working harder than it was designed for.

    Now where some people mistake this term for is the correlation of obesity being someone who is fat, but this is not true someone being described as fat is only the status of someone's obesity. But obesity its self is when someone is over the weight of a normal person according to that person's particular height and age. Which means someone who is 190 pound could easily been determined as obese if that 190 pounds is on a person who is 15 years old and 4' 11'' in height.

  4. fucsia profile image58
    fucsiaposted 8 years ago

    In many ways ... just think of the work of the heart, muscles, bones, lungs, intestine, liver, pancreas. Think of every little and big thing that happens in our body and that becomes difficult and exhausting in a obese

  5. babyjamaica profile image48
    babyjamaicaposted 8 years ago

    why is obesity bad for the body?

  6. wingedcentaur profile image82
    wingedcentaurposted 8 years ago

    I think, here in America, which is such a thin-obsessed nation (in the media -- look at the vast majority of runway models after all) we should be careful with throwing around the word obese. This is so particularly for women.

    This may sound like I'm being cute but I'm not. Is the woman obese or merely full-figured? Again, I'm not being cute. Take the full-figured models Crystal Renn and Kate Dillon, for example. Depending on whether or not one is afflicted with thin-obsession (or the degree to which one is afflicted by this), one or both of those women might actually be considered "fat."

    Some people might think of Oprah as "fat." I don't. I think of her as pleasantly plump -- Oprah Winfrey, in my opinion, looks better with a few extra pounds (and curves!) on her than she does thin.

    I was one of the few people, perhaps, who did not think she looked good that time many, many moons ago when she lost all that weight. If you're not old enough to remember, ask your mother or grandmother -- remember the time she came out with a wagon full of bacon fat (eighty pounds worth or so?) to show how much extra weight she was carrying? Remember that? I did not think she looked good.

    The important thing is to be fit and healthy. Do not, I repeat, DO NOT obsess over the scale. Eat well and get exercise -- plenty of fruits and vegetables, nuts and grains (don't do any fancy schmancy diets that don't work anyway) and get plenty of exercise, which is easier to get than you might imagine.

    Remember, a lot of officially thin people are unfit and unhealthy unlike, say, the full-figure models I mentioned before, Crystal Renn and Kate Dillon (those two are extremely HEALTHY from what I can tell).

    Listen, good luck to you and don't obsess over numbers on a scale!

  7. profile image55
    cashcowposted 7 years ago

    It contributes to many diseases not the least of which is heart disease


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