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Top 3 Reasons Why Being Overweight Is Not A Joke

Posted on: July 3rd, 2014 by Hayley James No Comments

 

A chubby baby might look cute. But being fat in yout pre-teens, teenage years into your adulthood can be a curse. According to estimates by 2030, 1 Billion People on the planet will be obese. The disturbing thing is, even today, many dangerously overweight people are in danger of developing chronic conditions and life threatening diseases. 

Self Esteem Is At Risk

Self confidence can be a real issue for someone who is overweight.  A lack of confidence for someone in their teens could greatly effect their socialization skills and ability to communicate. 

Work Is At Risk

Your work prospects could also be affected.  A prospective employer may be quick to pre-judge and equate your size with your level of motivation to do a job, thinking you lazy or not the right 'image' for their organization.  Although anti-discrimination laws exist around employment to stop this behavior in many cases the reality can be very different. 

Health Is At Risk

Although being overweight doesn’t mean you will automatically suffer from a disease, but if left unchecked and you don’t do anything to lose those extra pounds, you could eventually end up developing serious health problems such as:

  • Type 2  Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Atherosclerosis (a process of progressive thickening and hardening of the walls of medium-sized and large arteries as a result of fat deposits on their inner lining)
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Stroke
  • Some cancers
  • Sleep apnoea  
  • A reduced life expectancy  

Is There Hope?

Of course there is, as long as you have the dedication and perseverance to make the long-term life changing decisions needed to lose weight and become leaner and healthier.  The success you achieve in losing weight will impact many aspects of your life. A new you will feel so much more confident and self assured this will spill over into your work life, social life and even your love life too!