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A general cause of obesity is the lack of energy balance. People may at times much, but move little. When one consumes high-energy diets, particularly from sugars and fats, but does not burn the energy the energy through physical activity or exercise, the surplus energy is stored as fat by the body. An inactive lifestyle also leads to obesity. Many people spend hours watching TVs, sitting in front of computers, or attending to their schoolwork. Others prefer using cars instead of walking that neglects physical activity. Modern technologies at home and work have brought conveniences that reduce physical demands. Inactive people tend to gain weight easily because they do not burn calories taken from drinks and foods (“NIH”).
Obesity results from genes manifested in a family lineage. Studies reveal that genes influence a person’s weight. Genes can determine the amount of fat that the body can store and where to locate the extra fat. There exists a link between environment and genes since families share physical activity habits and food. Obesity and overweight tend to run within families. Parents that are obese are likely to have obese children. A child will adopt their parent’s habits. Children from overweight parents who are inactive and consume high-calorie foods are in risk of being overweight (Shah).
The environment one lives in has the potential to cause obesity. Lack of safe places for recreation, sidewalks, and affordable gyms limits the possibility of people to be physically active. Working schedules such as long working hours limits the time available to have adequate physical body exercise. Food adverts from food companies often target children. The foods have high-fat and calorie contents together with sugary drinks. Other causes are; smoking, medicine, emotional factors, age, pregnancy, and lack of