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  1. I agree with a lot of what the article states. I also believe that genetics is a major factor. The majority of the members of my family are over-weight but we’re also active and make good food choices. Medications are another problem. A lot of people on psychiatric medications gain weight due to some of the medicines they’re placed on. Add that to the lack of motivation and the fact that a lot of these medications also do no more then make a person want to sleep, depression is something that needs to be looked at more carefully by healthcare professionals. I’ve also battled with both anorexia and bulimia (in recovery for 2 years now) and understand first hand the toll that binging can take on ones body. As for other things stated, I feel it comes down to choices we make in our lives. Just walking every day or going bowling on a regular basis will help someone lose weight. As for sitting in front of the tv or playing video games, for some reason I feel that it’s partially a learned habit, especially for children. If parents are inactive, then more than likely their children will be as well. When we were younger, we were always outside running around. That’s lacking in a lot of households these days.

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