Obesity can afflict any human being irrespective of whether men, women, adults, teenagers or children. The increasing obesity rate is a growing problem in the modern world. The problem of overweight and obesity has increased in the last 2 decades particularly in metropolitan cities due to faulty lifestyle.
Main causes of overweight/obesity
Unorganized, haphazard or sedentary lifestyle
Unbalanced diet (Intake of junk food, high-fat diets like chocolates, sweets, wafers and high carbohydrate food like potatoes, rice, and pasta) and Overeating.
Lack of exercises/ Physical inactivity.
The improper functioning of the digestive system (improper digestion, improper assimilation of food and elimination of waste from the body).
Medical conditions like thyroid and the neurological problem may also cause obesity.
Psychological reasons such as Depression, anxiety, trauma, and stress may cause an eating disorder & may lead to overweight/obesity.
Recovering from surgery or prolonged immobility.
Bad effects of obesity and overweight
Obesity and overweight pose a major risk for chronic diseases such as anxiety, hypertension, sleeping disorder, joints problem particularly knee joints, type-2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and stroke, and certain forms of cancer.
You can lose weight at home in a natural way without taking any dietary supplement, only by making some changes in lifestyle, eating habits and doing certain exercises and yoga-asanas:
1. Change in lifestyle and eating habits
2. Exercises/ yoga
Change in lifestyle and eating habits:
Get up early in the morning and drink lukewarm water with 1tsp lime juice mixed with 2tsp honey. Control anger and anxiety by avoiding the situation, keeping calm or taking a deep breath. Do not watch TV while taking food. Take balanced diet i.e. food from all food groups such as Vegetables, fruits, whole grains, legumes, and low-fat milk products and chew eatables properly. Avoid taking junk and spicy food, deep-fry food, processes food, ice cream, high-fat diets chocolates, sweets, wafers and high carbohydrate food like potatoes, rice and pasta as these items lose nutrition balance and causes deposition of excess fat on the body. Sleep after two hours of dinner.
Exercises and yoga stimulate the body and create necessary hormones for the proper and smooth functioning of the digestive system, heart, brain, kidney and all other organs of our body and play a very important role in the treatment of Obesity. Brisk walking in the morning for twenty minutes or jogging, along with doing stretching exercises, asana and yoga’s (PRANAYAM) is the best way to prevent & control obesity. Following Yoga techniques can be practiced effectively to cure obesity.