Why It’s so Easy to Gain Weight While Aging, and How to Stop It

Obesity is when a person’s BMI is higher than average and is a step above overweight. Shutterstock.


When a person’s body mass index reaches levels above 30, they are considered obese. Obesity is especially dangerous because it will most certainly lead to the development of serious diseases like cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, sleep apnea, and osteoarthritis. Since 2013, obesity has been recognized as a disease by the American Medical Association.

Overeating food, not exercising, and having the genetic disposition for it can all lead to being obese. Some obese people may insist that genetics are all to blame for their condition, but that theory is not medically supported. Making adjustments to a person’s diet and exercise regimen can help them prevent obesity.