As per one report, nearly 14 percent of British youngsters are clinically obese. The cost of Obesity to the NHS is over $1 billion a year. By 2010 the number of overweight and obese youngsters in the European Union nations is expected to hit 26 million. An estimated 20,000 obese youngsters will have type-2 diabetes as per another report.
Obesity put a strain on heart, respiratory and eliminatory system. It also increases the chances of diabetes, hypertension and heart diseases. Generally, it is seen that obese people are also lower in vitality.
Obesity occurs in mostly two types of people. In stressful people who eat very fast and in excess and secondly in a household person who eats from boredom. As the people put on the weight they tend to become less happy because of their appearance and become more frustrated. Some people think by taking insufficient food can help in reducing weight. But when they start dieting, the body starts to slow down in order to conserve energy and boost its chances of survival. This is why weight loss tends to slow down as we continue to diet. So in a way dieting is not the good method for reducing weight.
The most common cause of obesity is overeating and less physical movement. Overeating problem is coupled with poor diet and also the wrong timing of eating said Subodh Gupta, Yoga expert from India. In fact, to fight growing obesity among children, some of the schools in the UK are planning to introduce yoga to thousands of young students. This is an excellent step in the direction of fighting the obesity problem of UK.
Yoga practice provides an excellent means for maintaining a balanced weight and overcoming obesity problem, provided a daily yoga program is followed with regular routine according to Subodh Gupta Yoga expert based in London.
Gentle yoga asana (postures) followed by Sun salutation exercise are very good for removing blockages and liberating pranic energy in our body and helpful in revitalizing the body and mind. One should do yoga exercise to their comfort level but never to strain oneself. Yoga asana (postures) helps in building up strength and vitality slowly but surely. Yoga Exercise does not have to be intense or vigorous, but it must be regular and should amount to at least 30 minutes a day. Along with Yoga exercise, healthy diet at proper time and practice of relaxation technique is very helpful for overcoming obesity and maintaining a balanced weight.