The weight of a person is influenced by many factors including the environment, family history, heredity, metabolism, behavior or habits, and more. Certain factors such as family history cannot be changed, but others, such as lifestyle and habits can be drastically improved.
Remember, simple steps to help prevent being ‘overweight’ and ‘obese.’ You can help prevent certain diseases and other health problems by eating a healthier diet while taking into account the calories you consume, exercising regularly, and limiting the amount of time being physically inactive.
In the U.S. and the rest of the world, millions of people are overweight or obese. The higher the weight and body fat you have, the more likely you are to suffer health problems such as: