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Why am I overweight?

(HealthDay News) -- Eating too much is an obvious factor for being overweight, but it's not the only one.

Here are some additional factors that contribute to being overweight:

  • Consuming more calories than you burn.
  • Having an environment rich in unhealthy food choices, conveniences that contribute to a sedentary lifestyle and lack of access to safe exercise.
  • Having certain genetic patterns and family eating habits.
  • Taking certain medications, such as steroids.
  • Being an emotional eater and turning to food when you feel stressed, sad, angry or bored.

Attribution: -- Diana Kohnle

 

Weight-control Information Network

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First published: 04/28/2014
Last updated: 04/28/2014

 

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