Obesity and health | Mytime Active

Eating unhealthily and being inactive are the two most common preventable causes of chronic disease after smoking.

Being overweight can cause serious chronic illnesses, including:

  • Cardiovascular (heart and blood) disease
  • Some cancers
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Infertility
  • Asthma
  • Fatty liver
  • Gallstones
  • High blood pressure

Children and adults who are above a healthy weight are much more likely to develop chronic diseases.