Obesity in Children

Health and Wellness

by | Oct 14, 2023

Childhood obesity is one of the most serious health problems of the present generation which is growing rapidly in cities and townships. This situation can drive teens to diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol, which were once believed to be the health problems of adults and old.  Childhood obesity in UAE is also increasing and as per the statistics of the Ministry of Health and Prevention, obesity amongst children between the ages of 5 and 17 was 14.4% in 2018.

What causes obesity in Children?

The intake of foods that are high in fat and sugars and have less minerals and nutrients. Mostly processed and canned foods are high in calories.

Lack of physical exercise also increases the chance of obesity, as they are more on computers and mobile games that have to lessen their interest in outdoor games.

Engage your kids in outdoor physical activities as a preventive step to reduce the risk of weight gain. kids’ yoga programs are helpful in reducing obesity and improving focus and concentration.

Did you know these eating habits cause Obesity in Children?

  • Eating too fast
  • Eating consistently
  • Skipping Breakfast
  • Unhealthy diet
  • Eating high-calorie processed foods
  • Emotional eating

How does Yoga help in controlling weight gain?

Obesity is considered a risk factor for a wide range of medical conditions like cardiovascular disease, hypertension, type 2 diabetes, stroke, sleep disorders, certain types of cancer, mood changes, and depression. It is very important to cut down all high-calorie foods that contribute to excessive fat accumulation which is one of the major factors for obesity. A healthy diet plan and physical exercises like yoga will help you in getting rid of obesity-related issues. Yoga practice has been carried out to manage several medical conditions related to obesity. The various yoga asanas and techniques help in better functioning of internal organs, mind, brain, and endocrine glands thereby boosting body metabolism.

Few Yoga asanas for reducing excessive fat

  • Nauka Asana – Boat Pose

Step up to the fourth challenge of the Dubai Fitness Challenge 2021 with Pratimoksha Enlighten Yoga Center: the Boat Pose! This is part of our ongoing #30x30challenge, designed to enhance your physical and mental well-being. The Boat Pose strengthens abdominal muscles, relieves stress, and improves digestion and metabolism. We are eager to see how you perform in this challenge and hear about your experiences.

  • Pawanmukt Asana – Wind-Relieving pose
  • Bhujang Asana- Cobra Pose
  • Ushtra Asana – Camel Pose
  • Paschimottan Asana – Seated Forward Bend
  • Titli Asana- Butterfly Pose

Do you have any of these eating habits? If then, it’s time to choose healthy and nutritious foods to stay away from obesity. Also, spare your 30 minutes to practice yoga or any physical exercise. Talk to our yoga specialist to learn how yoga improves your overall body mechanism.



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