Obesity is something not to be taken lightly. Besides the obvious impact on your heart health it also creates many lifestyle issues especially for men. Here are few points young men need to know when putting on a beer belly.

1. It is a genetic issue. So if your parents are on the heavier side of the scale, it is most likely that you will also be so.

2. Shedding those pounds will help your self-image as well. Gaining a healthy weight will make you look good and feel good as well.

3. Obese men also have lower sperm count than those with normal weight.

4. Obesity can also lead to depression and vice a versa. Research has shown that both obesity and depression frequently exist together. Depression leads to overeating, which can become a habit leading to further weight gain.

5. Obesity can lead to diabetes, and gall stones.

6. Obesity can affect your joints and lead to osteoarthritis.

7. It can affect your mental health and put you in the risk of Alzheimer’s disease.