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Are your waistlines’ expanding and you’re thinking that not getting enough exercise and eating too much just might not be the reasons? Scroll down below to find out why people are getting fat or obese.

#1: Genes

Researchers have proven that genes play a lot regarding the satiation level of an individual. People who do not have the genes for a big appetite often don’t understand how hard it is for someone who isn’t so genetically lucky.

#2: Not Getting Enough Sleep

Decrease level of the leptin hormone and an increase level of the hormone ghrelin are the result of sleep deprivation. Not getting enough sleep can make your body to increase food intake and store fat.

According to research, people who get 6 hours per night are 27% more likely to be obese compared to those getting 7-9 hours. Individuals who get 2-4 hours of sleep are 67% more likely to become obese.

#3: Not Being Active

It has been proven that not being active enough can contribute much to weight gain. Exercise is still one of the best way for regulating appetite and maintaining weight.

#4: Your Food Consumption

Go for natural foods and avoid consumption of packaged and processed foods. Opt for organic foods in which the outer skin is consumed, such as cucumbers and apples.

#5: Demographic Changes

The increase in middle-aged individuals have also seen an increased in obesity rates. This is also true for the increased diversity, because research has shown that some ethnic populations have higher obesity rates.

#6: Your Peers

People most often judge their own weight based on that of others. Research has shown that if your friends are fat, you are more likely to join that camp yourself.

This maybe due to the underlying reason of the resetting of what you consider normal. These findings suggest that obesity has psychological and cultural causes as well as physiological ones.

#7: Medicines

Some medicines may cause weight gain. Some prescription drugs used in the treatment of diabetes, seizures, mood disorders, migraines, and high blood pressure, steroids, birth control pills and hormone replacement therapy can cause a weight gain of up to 10 pounds a month.

Some common medicines include antidepressants Zoloft and Paxil, the anti-seizure medication Depakote, Diabeta and Diabinese which are diabetes drugs, Cardura and Inderal for high blood pressure and heartburn drugs such Prevacid and Nexium.

Source: Wellness Bin

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