Causes of Weight Gain

There are many causes for gaining weight, but some of the main reasons are related to our genetic make-up. Every cell in the body has a central control system, the nucleus which controls our genes and chromosomes.

The blueprint or operational manual responsible for our physical make-up, our hereditary traits and natural inclinations are stored in our DNA.

 

The environment we live in and our dietary and exercise habits also contribute to a large extend to an ever-increasing rate of obesity. With physical activity at an all-time low due to time spent on social media and television and the availability of fast foods highly processed, fast foods at your fingertips 24 hours a day.

The increase in calories, unhealthy fats and sugars consumed promotes unhealthy eating habits and larger portions sizes and calorie laden drinks.

Lifestyle choices are another problem in todays society. Poor nutrition leads to fatigue and depression, eating out of boredom, stress and anxieties has a great impact on our overall health and wellbeing and most of all on gaining extra Weight.

This is also an area we can control of and make the necessary changes to reach and maintain a healthy weight. Even minor changes can make a big difference.

Taking the stairs instead of the elevator, parking a little bit further away from your place of work and when running errands, limiting your TV time and social interaction and eliminate some of the unhealthy foods