Obesity and Overweight
Overweight and obesity are the fifth leading risk for global health, and World Health Organization (WHO) thinks of them as one of the most serious health problems of the 21st century. The health consequences range from increased risk of premature death, to serious chronic conditions that reduce the overall quality of life.
Obesity is most commonly caused by a combination of excessive consumption of energy-dense foods high in saturated fats and sugars, lack of physical activity, and genetic susceptibility.
Overweight and obesity are also influenced by many factors including hereditary tendencies, environmental and behavioural factors, sedentary nature of many forms of work, ageing, pregnancies and changing modes of transportation and increasing urbanization have added to the problem.
The major health problems cause of obesity and overweight are:
- Cardiovascular diseases and hypertension
- Type 2 diabetes
- Some cancers (endometrial, breast, and colon)
- Respiratory diseases and sleep apnea syndrome (breathing patterns are disturbed while sleeping, due to excess weight around chest, neck and airways).
- Psychological problems
- Liver and gallbladder disease
- Osteoarthritis (a degeneration of cartilage and its underlying bone within a joint)
- A decrease in perceived quality of life
Karate benefits for Obese and Overweight
Karate exercise burns a significant amount of calories while also increasing the metabolic rate and making the body stronger. By reducing risk of obesity, you also reduce your chances of developing obesity-related conditions such as diabetes, cardiorespiratory fitness, cardiovascular disease risk factors and high blood pressure.
Participating in a regular exercise routine for obese and overweight people is one of the best ways to improve mood, relieving stress, improve sleep syndrome, make bones and muscles stronger, feel full of energy, build up strength and endurance and way to connect to family and friends.
Karate is a proven way to tone up muscles and decrease risk for chronic diseases.
Karate combats anxiety and depression. Regular exercise can enhance your self esteem and make you feel brighter and more relaxed.
Karate improves your overall health by making your heart and lungs fitter.
Karate is for you & everybody. It can be learned and practiced at any time. Irrespective of your age and sex.
Giving an opportunity to train Karate is the best gift you offer your child that really moulds an excellent foundation to maintain the healthy habits for the rest of their lives.
Karate develops stamina, flexibility and muscle tone which are the basic requirements for excelling in all sports.
Karate is you’re built in asset that could save you or your loved ones in any situation.
You are the architect of your own physique. Do exercise & Stay away from diseases.
You may have a list of excuses for not exercising. Remember the benefits of exercise have an endless list. You are not late to begin physical training. Better late than never.
The only basic requirement to begin a good program is WILL POWER.
Twice a week training of a session of one hour will help keep you fit for life.