As per one report nearly 14 percent of British youngsters are clinically obese. The cost of obesity to the NHS in UK is
about £ 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 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
household person who eat from boredom. As the people put on 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, 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 wrong timing of eating.In fact to fight growing obesity among children, some of the schools in the
UK are planning to introduce yoga for 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 balanced weight and overcoming obesity problem,
provided a daily yoga program is followed with regular routine according to Subodh Gupta Yoga expert based in
Gentle yoga asana (postures) followed by Sun salutation exercise are very good for removing blockages and
librating 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 balanced weight.