Obesity is the most common nutritional disorder of the modern age. It is characterized by excess accumulation of fat in the body. Continuous indulgence in high fat, fried foods, along with a sedentary lifestyle results in excessive fat getting blocked in various body channels. Obesity, in turn, causes a number of metabolic disturbances such as hypertension, diabetes, irregular digestion etc. It can affect social life too. Overweight, if not controlled, can lead to obesity.
Obesity is a condition where there is an excess storage of fat in the body. Obesity is defined as weight 20% or above the body mass index (BMI). Calculate your BMI here: http://yogveda.in/
When a person eats or consumes food in excess of the quantity required by his body, it results in obesity. Obesity is common among western countries and higher income group in India and other developing countries. Some people have the habit to consume more food than is required for them for a long period of time. This excess energy stored in the body is converted to fat and sugar and gives the person the appearance of being overweight.Inactive and sedentary lifestyle also is a cause of obesity. Diet rich carbohydrates also result in obesity.
Other factors which may lead to obesity are thyroid disturbances or pituitary gland disorders or may be due to heredity. Glandular disorders which cause obesity are rare and amount only to 2% of such cases.
Losing weight seems like a back-breaking task when you have to hit the gym each day to lose those extra kilos. Your favorite clothes might not fit you anymore because you are no more as slim as you were.
There are remedies in Ayurveda for weight loss and to maintain health for people who are obese or overweight. Deep, dry massages with herbal powders and pastes, synchronized massage with specific oils), and herbal steam bath helps mobilize the accumulated fat resulting in weight loss; whereas specially designed diet and yoga programs prevent its further accumulation. Appropriate therapies are also administered based on the requirement of the individual. Ayurvedic weight loss treatment is carried out based on the practitioner’s recommendations and in the presence of experts. This will be more effective when practiced with pranayama and proper diet for weight loss. Walking and regular exercise helps in maintaining good health. Brisk walk for about half an hour during morning helps in burning excess fat and keeps fresh too. Ayurvedagram has walking/jogging track and gym for this purpose. Concerned practitioner helps to overcome stress if the cause is stress or depression. Conscious eating habits are very important. Drink a glass of lukewarm water with lime juice and honey daily morning on empty stomach. Eat smaller meals and eat after every three hours. Increase the quantity of fruits and vegetables and low-calorie foods.