Obesity is a condition involving the storage of excess body fat because of an imbalance between the number of calories eaten and the number of calories burned over an extended period of time. As little as 100 extra calories per day will lead to a 10 lb weight gain each year, which can lead to weight problems over time.
Obesity affects the body in many negative ways and can lead to other health problems, such as:
- cardiovascular disease
- high blood pressure
- cancer (breast, liver, endometrial, prostate, and colon)
- lymphedema (swelling of arms and legs)
- breathing problems, including asthma and sleep apnea
Monitoring our lifestyle to include proper intake of food with regular exercise can help combat obesity and promote your health.
I’m Steve Taylor, Physical Therapist of Southern Physical and Occupational Therapy Services
Moving You To A Pain-Free Lifestyle