Limited Access to Healthy Foods: Low-income people may struggle to find affordable, healthy food, forcing them to eat processed and calorie-dense foods.
Limited Physical Activity Opportunities: Socioeconomic constraints might limit safe recreational areas and physical activity, contributing to sedentary lives.
Educational Disparities: Education affects health information and lifestyle choices, making obesity more likely in lower-educated people.
Economic problems and psychosocial stressors linked with lower socioeconomic level might cause emotional eating and improper coping behaviors.
Limited Healthcare Access: Socioeconomic gaps in healthcare access may hinder obesity prevention and counseling.
Marketing of Unhealthy Foods: Lower-income groups may be more exposed to cheap, unhealthy food marketing, impacting their diets.
Economic hardship can lead to food insecurity, which can lead to weight gain from low-cost, calorie-dense foods.
Cultural and Social Norms: Socioeconomic factors can shape obesity-causing food and exercise norms.