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Mind-blowing Reasons For Weight Gain That You Never Knew!

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Have you been adding on kilos at an alarming rate lately? Do you feel that you have been eating right and getting some exercise, and yet you cannot seem to stop gaining weight?

If yes, then it is high time you found out what the reason for your unnatural weight gain could be.

As we all might be aware, being overweight or obese can be the root cause of numerous diseases, both minor and major.

The bigger your waistline, the more prone you are to developing various health complications.

Being overweight can cause a whole range of disorders such as joint pain, diabetes, gastrointestinal disorders, cardiovascular disorders, reduced immunity, fatigue, etc., along with deteriorating your physical appearance.

The most common reasons for weight gain are unhealthy eating habits, lack of exercise, hormonal imbalance, heredity, pregnancy, etc., which most of us would know about by now.

However, there are also a few other strange reasons that can cause weight gain, which most of us might possibly not be aware of.

To find out what they are, read the complete article below.


1. Unemployment

Yes, a research study has found that unemployed people tend to gain weight, as many of them cannot afford to eat healthy or spend money on gyms, also they stay at home, without doing any activity, which can also add on to the extra pounds.


2. Altitude

A few studies have claimed that the weight of the people also depends on the altitude of the city they reside in. People living at higher altitudes tend to be slimmer, as they are more exposed to fresh air.


3. Smog

If you are living in a polluted city, the smog in the atmosphere can also be a major reason for your weight gain, as pollution can slow down your metabolism.


4. Antibiotics

Antibiotics can kill the good bacteria in your body, which are responsible for preventing weight gain, thus causing a person to gain weight quickly.


5. Not Owning A Pet

A research study has concluded that people who own pets are less likely to gain weight, as they burn a lot of calories while they take their pets out on walks and also by cleaning their pets, playing with them, etc.


6. Pesticides

Being exposed to pesticides through food or working with pesticides can also lead to weight gain, as pesticides can cause hormonal imbalances in your body.


7. Anti-Depressants

Anti-depressants can also cause weight gain, as they can cause hormonal imbalances and fluid retention in the body, thereby making the person taking these medications to suddenly put on weight.

Read more about: weight gain, obesity, weight loss
Story first published: Wednesday, August 10, 2016, 18:30 [IST]
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