There is a serious obesity problem in America with over 78.6 million adults being overweight. However, martial arts expert Pedro Diaz from Tigers Lair – Gilbert said learning Karate can help people lose weight and beat the obesity battle.
Gilbert, AZ -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/22/2015 -- A serious health problem is sweeping across Arizona, America, and the world; a problem that medical experts have said is the second highest health problem behind cancer. That problem is being overweight and obesity. According to new stats, over 78.6 million people in America are overweight or obese. However according to Arizona Martial Arts Expert Pedro Diaz, if people who were overweight took up martial arts such as Karate then this figure could be reduced.
2013 World Jiu-Jitsu champion and six times Pan American Jiu-Jitsu Champion believes if people take up martial arts and Karate they could lose weight. The marital arts expert says learning Karate can help people to lose weight and become healthy where they can avoid the serious health problems that people are faced with when being overweight.
Pedro Diaz from Tigers Lair – Gilbert, where he teaches martial arts at the Gilbert Martial Arts Training Center said: "A lot of people do not understand how serious being overweight could be to their health."
Doctors who advise people to take up some form of exercise such as Karate to lose weight and become healthy have warned how being overweight or obese can cause health problems and shorten a life. A person who is overweight could suffer serious health issues that include Type 2 diabetes, heart problems, Asthma, depression, and some forms of cancer.
Pedro Diaz said: "Learning Karate is not just about self-defense or taking up a sport, by going to a Karate Class in Arizona a person who wants to lose weight can become slimmer. Karate is a great form of exercise and works different parts of the body."
People who have taken up Karate have seen great weight loss results and Pedro Diaz believes this is a positive step to beating and lowering the obesity problem in Arizona and America.
Tigers Lair provides Karate classes in Arizona at the Gilbert Martial Arts Training Center, where people living and working in Arizona can enjoy the sport and learn Karate while becoming fitter at the same time.
To learn about Karate Classes in Gilbert, Arizona, please visit http://www.tigerslairaz.com/
About Tigers Lair – Gilbert
The Gilbert Martial Arts Training Center provides students with various fitness and self-defense courses.
Tigers Lair - Gilbert
1674 North Higley Road Suite 101
Gilbert, Arizona 85234
About Pedro Diaz
Pedro is a GoJu-Ryu Karate (Shodan), Daito Ryu Japanese Jiujitsu (Nidan) and Judo (Shodan) Black Belt under Ruben Font. He began training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in 2004 and is a 1st Degree Black Belt under Gustavo Dantas. Pedro served in the US Navy Special Forces from 1982-1999 as a Chief Navy Diver. Pedro served in Mobil Diving and salvage unit 2 Expeditionary Combat Salvage and Explosive Ordinance Disposal Mobil Unit 12.
Pedro Diaz is the Owner and Head Instructor of Tigers Lair Martial Arts located in Gilbert, Arizona since the year 2009.