A very good morning to one and all present here. Today, I will be giving a short speech on the topic of obesity.
World Health Organisation (WHO) defines obesity or overweight to be “abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that presents a risk to health.”
A body mass index (BMI) over 25 is considered to be overweight whereas BMI over 30 is termed to be obese. Studies have proven that over 4 million people die of obesity each year, including young adolescents and teenagers.
Predominantly, obesity is caused by “eating too much and moving too little”. That is, leading a sedentary lifestyle is a sure way of inviting obesity. Google further states that “Obesity often results from taking in more calories than are burned by exercise and normal daily activities.”
Changing one’s lifestyle, including a change in diet and exercise would help reverse obesity. Junk foods ought to also be avoided at all costs.
March the 4th is observed as World Obesity Day worldwide in view of the same.