In modern society people are more concerned with their body weight than ever before. But is it any wonder why we have these concerns?
We have more processed and fast foods available to us than ever before. In this modern era everything needs to be convenient, and that includes our meals. More and more people turn to ready meals, pre prepared foods and fast foods rather than what we used to do many years ago, cook a meal using fresh ingredients. Obviously manufacturers are cashing in on this trend and giving us more choice than ever of convenience meals. These meals are full of fat and useless calories and play a large part in the overall scheme of obesity.
Another factor is beauty magazines and waif like celebrities. Woman (and men) find themselves under extreme pressure to conform to the standard that we see in the glossy pages of magazines. Eating disorders are more prevalent than ever before in the developed countries. Anorexia and Bulimia are the most prevalent eating disorders in teenaged and young adult females.
Also having an impact on our weight is the advancement in technology, cars, public transport and maybe not as obvious ? the internet. With the age of the internet more and more people are working from home so some lifestyles are even more sedentary nowadays as some workers do not even have to leave their house to conduct their working day, it can all be done in the comfort of their own home.
So all in all the odds are stacked against us, the only way to overcome bodyweight issues is to take matters into your own hands. Take more time to prepare meals with fresh produce, remember that the models in glossy magazines have been airbrushed to within an inch of their lives, and of course take some time out to get some exercise.
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