Debunking Obesity Myths: Cause or Effect?

Obesity Myths: Cause or Effect (Image Source: Shutterstock)

Weight Loss

The most dangerous health concern facing the world today is a result of something prior generations dreamed about: having too much food. It’s easy to think that increased access to food is the extent of the problem, but in reality, obesity involves a lot of separate and complicated issues.

Dietitians Debunk 18 Weight Loss Myths │ Science Insider

What Is Obesity?

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) define obesity as having a body mass index (BMI) that is above 30. This number isn’t the end of the story, however. BMI is just a screening tool used to identify people who are at risk of adverse health impacts due to their weight.

What is Obesity? — Mia Nacamulli │ TED-Ed

Beat Obesity Myths and Take Control of Your Life

Obesity is a common, serious, and costly disease, so it’s important to debunk the myths and get your facts straight. Here are the three biggest myths:

Obesity Myth: Exercising More Will Solve All Your Problems. (Image Source: Shutterstock)

Building a Better You

When you try to improve your lifestyle choices, instead of trying to be “perfect,” I suggest you aim for “better.” When you strive for perfection, you will always fall short. We can strive to be better, and we can try to do better, but nobody’s perfect, so don’t set yourself up for disappointment.

Improve Your Lifestyle Choices, Instead of Trying To Be “Perfect” (Image Source: Shutterstock)



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