HomeAsia Pacific Journal of Multidisciplinary Researchvol. 2 no. 1 (2014)

Management of Obesity: Implication for Aging Athletes

Oriakhi Unity | Dr. S O. Aibueku | Aideyan Osarenmwanta Daniel

Discipline: Health, Fitness

 

Abstract:

The overall goal of this study was to provide insight into the management of obesity in aging athletes.

Obesity is seen as an imbalance in energy expanded and energy intake and a leading cause of death worldwide with increasing prevalence in adults and children. It is also viewed as one of the most serious public health problems of the 21st century. It has been observed that diets, physical activities and medical options are ways of managing obesity for aging athletes. It was therefore concluded that physical activities, diets and medical management could reduce type-2 diabetes, coronary diseases, hypertension, respiratory disorders, gall bladder disease, certain types of cancers, cholesterol, disability and early death as consequences of obesity. It was recommended that developing and designing regular physical activities, diets, medical options are ways to manage obesity.