The Health Effects of Overweight and Obesity

People who have obesity, compared to those with a normal or healthy weight, are at increased risk for many serious diseases and health conditions, including the following:

1. High blood pressure (Hypertension)
2. High LDL cholesterol, low HDL cholesterol, or high levels of triglycerides (Dyslipidemia)
3. Type 2 diabetes
4. Coronary heart disease
5. Stroke
6. Gallbladder disease
7. Osteoarthritis (a breakdown of cartilage and bone within a joint)
8. Sleep apnea and breathing problems
9. Some cancers (endometrial, breast, colon, kidney, gallbladder, and liver)
10. Mental illness such as clinical depression, anxiety, and other mental disorders4,5
11. Body pain and difficulty with physical functioning

Yoga works on all aspects of Obesity or excess weight (physical, emotional and mental):
1. Regular practice of Yoga and controlled life style reduces obesity (weight is reduced).
2. Yoga makes human being agile, efficient and slim.
3. Yoga is suitable for people in any age group.
4. Yoga helps achieve control over mind and behaviour (one can easily control food habits and change life style to reduce the obesity.)

Regular practice of Yoga can certainly reduce the obesity and weight loss, but one needs to learn specific Yoga Techniques, which are more effective for reducing the weight. For your personalised yoga techniques please contact Brigitta on 0450 282 452 or at


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