• Question: Why do fat people need to lose w e i g h t?

    Asked by emmagrace to Dalya, Derek, Sarah, Tim, Tom on 21 Jun 2011.
    • Photo: Tim Millar

      Tim Millar answered on 20 Jun 2011:

      Because being overweight can cause certain diseases like heart diseas, diabetes, cancer, high blood ressure. These all reuce the quality if life and reduce life expectancey. So to be an ideal weight for your age and build means you will live longer and enjoy it too!

    • Photo: Derek McKay-Bukowski

      Derek McKay-Bukowski answered on 20 Jun 2011:

      Good answer, Tim.

    • Photo: Sarah Thomas

      Sarah Thomas answered on 20 Jun 2011:

      Because being obese puts a huge strain on your body and puts you at a high risk of a number of diseases such as heart disease, diabetes and hypertension (high blood pressure). You can also develop breathing problems while you are sleeping. Your heart has to work twice as hard when you are severely overweight just to get you from A to B.

    • Photo: Tom Crick

      Tom Crick answered on 21 Jun 2011:

      Hi Emma — you’ve already asked a similar question!