Obesity : Causes And Effects Of Obesity

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Nowadays, obesity is highly distributed in the world communities and it is dangerous due to its effect on human beings. Are urban spaces a solution for this problem? If it is a solution, do the engineers hold the full responsibility, or is participation needed from others? Moreover, there are examples of two cities that built urban city centers to solve the obesity problem. Thus, this essay is going to talk about the causes and effects of obesity in societies, the role of engineers to solve this problem, and how the two case studies mentioned tried to approach the problem.

Obesity is a serious problem in our societies these days, and a huge number of people is facing it in many countries around the world specially kids (aged 9-14). It is dangerous for the massive risks it might cause on the human body and brain. So what is the real meaning of Obesity, and what are the main causes of this issue? According to (NHS, 2014) “Obesity is a term used to describe somebody who is very overweight, with a lot of body fat.” It is a real common problem because between every four adults there is one obese, and between 5 kids also there is one. But how could we know if we are facing this problem? There are a lot of ways to know if you are overweight or not, but the most useful and common method is the body mass index (BMI). The (BMI) scale is a way to measure your best healthy weight associated to your height. But what are the threats of Obesity on human beings? It have a lot of risks which may affect on the human body, such as heart diseases, type 2 diabetes, and it might lead to some kinds of cancer. However, it can affect the human brain or lead to a psychological situation for example depression. After talking about the risks of obesity ...

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...r there ability to build urban spaces, and new buildings to make the communities more active. But in my point of view, I think that Engineers are partly involved in this situation and they cannot make any change with out help, governments, families, and doctors should help Engineers solve this problem by encouraging people to be more active and follow a healthier lifestyle, for example New York city which build urban spaces for people and aware the citizens of obesity and its risks to increase there physical activities, in spite of the fact that the most important factor which can help preventing obesity is the obese person him self, if he or she is not convinced that obesity is a huge problem for him non of all this solution will make a different, thus the most important thing is persuade the obese person that the solution of this issue is between your hands.

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