Combat Obesity With Outdoor Gym Equipment

Tuesday, 3rd May 2016 4:05 pm

Councils are increasingly aware of the need to encourage people in their areas to exercise. Some are installing outdoor gym equipment to help combat obesity.  Often gym membership costs and lack of motivation prevents individuals from getting regular exercise.

The Cost Of Obesity

Outdoor gym equipment won’t only allow you to wear summer clothes confidently it helps to combat the effects of obesity.  Obesity is an increasing problem in the Western world; our sedentary lifestyles and calorific foods are making us put on weight. The Telegraph reported that, ‘Obesity is a greater burden on the UK’s economy than armed violence, war and terrorism, costing the country nearly £47 billion a year.’  The study by consultancy firm, ‘McKinsey and Company’, anticipated that half of the world’s population will be obese by 2030.

Effects Of Obesity On The Body

Obesity doesn’t only make clothes fit badly it also has a terrible impact on overall health.  You are considered obese if your Body Mass Index (BMI) is above 30. Obesity increases the risk of; type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease, some cancers, strokes and low self-esteem.  If you don’t have an underlying health condition, obesity is simply caused by eating too much of the wrong foods and not having enough exercise.

Secret To Combatting Obesity

Will power, time and determination.  The truth is that there isn’t a magic answer or secret technique to losing weight, just the desire to become fit and healthy.  It is always best to start by doing a little bit more exercise and eating a little bit more healthily, otherwise you will get overwhelmed and give up.  The NHS Choices website advises that, ‘Regularly monitoring your weight, setting realistic goals and involving your friends and family with your attempts to lose weight’, can increase your chances of losing weight and maintaining the weight loss.

How Outdoor Gym Equipment Can Help

Strategically located outdoor gym equipment can gently encourage adults to exercise without putting undue pressure on them.  Outdoor gym equipment appeals to the child in all of us.  When located near a children’s playground or around a popular walk, adults will not be able to resist trying out the equipment.  Richard Thaler has called this way of encouraging adults to exercise the ‘Nudge’ theory. Basically it makes opportunities to exercise convenient without obstacles.

Training Buddies

Training Buddies is a range of outdoor gym equipment that aims to encourage people to exercise through attractive designs and easy to follow exercises.  Training Buddies help you to participate in the following exercises; sit up, pull up, press up, horizontal pull up, squat, lunge, shoulder press and tricep dip.  This outdoor gym equipment can be bought as either a complete set, part of a circuit or individually.

If you would like to find out more about our outdoor gym equipment please contact us here and we would be happy to discuss your project.