Obesity: obstacle or opportunity?

Luis Solis | Staff Writer

Photo by: Travis West

Photo by: Travis West

Obesity should not be consider a disability. Saying that obesity is a handicap is like saying alcoholism is a disease, or the belief that people are
born gay.

The general public makes excuses in order to make themselves feel better.

Webster’s dictionary describes disabled as a disadvantage for a given individual, resulting from an impairment or disability that limits or prevents the fulfillment of a role that is normal, depending on age, sex, social and cultural factors, for that individual.

In other words, you are born with an illness or inflicted with an injury that leaves you unable to function properly.

A person is not born obese.

They become obese due to lifestyle choices.

If a person chooses to over eat and does not exercise of course they’re going to get fat.

If you eat a lot of fatty foods and don’t put in the effort to lose the weight you shouldn’t be considered handicapped.

When you choose to get fat you shouldn’t be rewarded for harming yourself.

There are also people that make the excuse saying, “it’s not their fault, it’s all in their genes.” That is possibly the most ignorant excuse used to  make others feel like they aren’t doing anything wrong.

The genes of a person can show how people store fat on a DNA level.

If a person is prone to having a higher intake of fatty food they might have a higher possibility of being obese.

The actual fact is that the gene is not the thing that is making them fat.

If the person has a healthy diet they can maintain their weight in the suggested range subsequently not making them obese.

Obesity is a choice, not a disease and we shouldn’t treat it as such.

People just want to make asinine excuses to make their life a lot easier.

Obese people chose to eat they aren’t being forced to.

They are however choosing to eventually be a paraplegic.

So just stop eating so much and go jogging once in a while.