by Glivie Mae Pacaldo
Are you one of those people who believe in “Fat is the new sexy?” There is nothing wrong in being optimistic. But suggesting that being obese is just as healthy as being in a normal weight and size, is not a positive message but it is a form of denial.
Eating is a lifestyle. It is a way of life. People usually eat based on the qualities of taste and the search for what is delicious rather than its nutritious content and health benefits. Inappropriate consumption of food is the common factor for obesity. As what we have observed, obesity is rampant in our community. The fact is itself is so alarming.
Among human beings, obesity is known to be a major risk factor for health conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, stroke, respiratory problems, osteoporosis and even to some cancer. A person is considered obese if one has reached a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or higher.
Obesity does not only affect the physical aspect of a person it will also impact one’s social and emotional aspect in life. A person who is in the state of obesity will opt for isolation from the crowd to escape judgment and bullying.
Losing weight can reduce the chances of acquiring problems in physical and emotional health. This could be done through physical activity or exercise, proper diet and most importantly, self-respect.
No one has the right to bully someone due to their weight, body size or food choice. Each one of us come in different shapes and sizes but we all have that worth, regardless of physical appearance. But above all, we must consider our health because good health is the key to everything that we would want to achieve in life.