Almost 108 million Americans were overweight or obese in 1999. Until now, obesity continues to be a serious problem and is predicted to reach epidemic levels by the year 2020. One way to prevent this scenario is to make people aware of the risks of being overweight or obese. Here are some diseases that you are putting yourself in risk of if you are carrying a lot of extra pounds:
I don’t want to get all scientific and put everyone to sleep here, so I’ll make this straightforward and basic: your metabolism is the number of calories your body burns doing nothing in a single day. We all inherit our baseline metabolism; it’s genetic. It also relates to our gender and our age, and as you know, we can’t change our age. While you could get gender-changing surgery, it’s a little extreme and it’s not going to increase your metabolism!
Many of us had to cancel our vacation plans last year and again this year due to Covid. It has been frustrating for most of us who are stuck at home, not being able to visit family or friends during the lockdown. Some have experienced tighter restrictions than others depending on their state or country.