Obesity is a situation of a person in which excessive fat cells of the body affects the health and prevents it to function properly. Actually obesity is a term that is used to describe body weight that is much greater that what is healthy in natural terms. Normally any individual having body mass index or BMI between 25kg/m2 and 30kg/m2 are considered overweight but at the same time any adults with a BMI greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 can be considered obese. Obesity by itself is not basically a disease but a person with a morbid obesity can suffer from some serious health issue. Obesity may increase the chances for heart disease, type 2 diabetes, cancer and breathing problem.

There are more than one cause of obesity. Obesity is most commonly caused by a combination of excessive dietary calories, lack of physical exercise and genetic susceptibility. Consuming too many calories is ne of the major cause of obesity. Actually there are some people who eat much more than they used to. This tendency is mostly increased in the developed nations. Living a sedentary and idle lifestyle is another cause of obesity. With the advent of our new life style with computers , video games, remote controls, washing machines, and other modern convenience devices people are living a sedentary lifestyle. Our grandfathers and great grandfathers used to lead a more active life style that is why they never faced this kind of problem. Physical activity has an effect on the hormones of our body and hormones have an effect on how our body intakes foods. Beside this a regular physical activity keeps our insulin labels stable. Your risk of becoming obese doubles in case of not sleeping enough. If you do not sleep enough a hormone, Ghrelin, is produced in your body which stimulates appetite. This ultimately leads to obesity. Apart from this there are many causes which directly or indirectly related to the obesity.
The most important part about obesity is that it can not be cured only can be controlled. In an extreme case obesity can be turned into malignant stage. If you are suffering from obesity you must reduce your calories from your regular diet. This is the first things you have to do to fight with obesity. Another thing is regular exercise. During the exercise our muscle consumes energy from the fat cells of our body. There are some anti obesity medicines and herbal remedies available in the market which helps you to reduce the danger of obesity in an individual human body. But you have to ask for your health care provider before using these products.