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There are many factors that cause obesity, there are cultural factors, biological, and psychological. There are also claims that obesity is a habit forced on the population by media. But what happens to people who suffer from this terrible illness? Obesity has become a handicap in America, thus the amount of the population of obese people has increased significantly in the last century, and the population of people over weight is now over 60%. How to overcome obesity, lose weight as well as the concept of a healthy mindset and health issues (long and short term) will be discussed in this paper. There will be a biological, psychological and cultural approach to define this matter.
According to Collingwood in the article “Obesity and Mental Health”, obesity is a social phenomenon that occurs mainly due to low physical activity and unhealthy eating habits: “Obesity mainly is a result of changes in diet and physical activity. In the developing world the rise in obesity due to these factors is known as the ‘nutrition transition.’” (2007, p. 1).
We can also see a clear allusion to th…
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