‘Need to create more awareness on fitness’

BANGALORE:”A lot of awareness needs to be created on physical fitness and health among the youth as they are getting various health related problems” observed former Indian cricketer Syed Kirm

Published: 23rd January 2012 04:15 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 06:20 PM   |  A+A-

BANGALORE:”A lot of awareness needs to be created on physical fitness and health among the youth as they are getting various health related problems” observed former Indian cricketer Syed Kirmani.

Addressing a news conference on ‘Fat to Fit and obesity in kids’ organised by Vikram Hospital here on Saturday, he said that everyone should take care of their body as they love their life. Information and treatment about health and fitness has to be spread widely through the media. “I eat well regularly which is the secret of my fitness” he added.

“Obesity is becoming a very common problem in the urban world. Today there are nearly two thousand diet programmes but nothing seems to help in long term to control obesity. According to the World Health Organisation, any person weighing more than 40kgs over the ideal body weight for his height is said to be morbidly obese. A person who is so severally obese finds it impossible to reduce weight. Now we have a solution for weight loss for the obese people. Surgery offers a new lease of good health by causing a long-term weight loss. The hospital has established the Department of Minimal Invasive, Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery with focus on bringing the state of the art technology for the number one disease - a combination of Diabetes and Obesity” said Dr Vikram, Managing Director of Vikram Hospital.

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