Obesity is a rising concern throughout the UK, and with the country having been in lockdown for several months as a result of the pandemic health professionals believe this will contribute to the ever-growing issue.
A publication issued by the NHS released the following statistics:
- 11, 117 hospital admissions directly attributable to obesity which is an increase of 4% on 2017/18 where there were 10,660 admissions
- 876 thousand hospital admissions were obesity was a factor again, an increase of 23% on 2017/18, where there were 711 thousand admissions
- The majority of adults were overweight or obese; 67% of men and 60% of women this included 26% of men and 29% of women who were obese
- 20% of year 6 children were classified as obese – prevalence was over twice as high in the most deprived areas than the least deprived areas
Research and multiple studies have revealed that 26% of children of obese mothers were also obese, compared with 16% of children whose mothers were overweight but not obese, and 7% of children whose mothers were neither overweight nor obese.
In the light of the above findings, we’re joining the fight against obesity and are creating an affordable dance, yoga, and meditation platform where you and the entire family can get active, stay fit, healthy and improve your wellbeing both physically and mentally.
Our platform is completely inclusive, meaning there are no excuses! We will have mainstream courses for juniors and teens, SEN courses for juniors and teens, Audio courses for the blind and visually impaired, and even seated yoga and dance for adults, teens, juniors, and seniors.
So what are you waiting for? Remember exercise isn’t just about losing weight and staying fit it’s also about having fun, feeling connected and learning something new. It can greatly improve your overall mental wellbeing too.
We look forward to seeing you on the other side…
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