What, Why, and How to cure?
Are your clothing too small for you?
Does climbing 2 flight of stairs tire you out?
Do your knees, hips, and back constantly ache?
These are all symptoms of weight gain, which can develop to obesity over time. Obesity is a medical disorder that happens when a person has too much weight or body fat, which can be harmful to their health.
According to World Obesity Federation research, the percentage of Indian adults who are obese is expected to rise to roughly 5% by 2025, up from 3.7% in 2014. This is especially true for urban Indians.
Due to the fast paced lifestyle of the modern world, the present era is more challenged with various life style diseases.
What is Obesity as per Ayurveda?
According to the Vedas, the tripod of life depends upon
- Aadhaar (Diet)
- Nidra (Sleep)
- Brahmacharya (Abstinence)
To be healthy one must follow the tripod according to individual body type, and try to maintain a good balance of the three.
According to Ayurveda, Obesity is a lifestyle disorder, called Sthoulya. Ayurveda explains Sthoulya as an abnormal and excess accumulation of medodhatu (fat tissue). It is predominantly a metabolic disorder.
Essentially, Sthoulya is either due to an increased number of fat cells or increase in the size of fat cell. Sthoulya may lead to negative effects on health, reduced life expectancy and/or increased health problems.
What are the major causes of obesity
- Due to continuous and increased consumption of oily, fatty, excessive sweet food items. In Ayurveda, this is called Shleshmala Ahara Sevana – an increase in the Kapha dosha.
- Lack of physical exercise or Sedantary lifestyle. In Ayurveda, this is called Avyayama.
- Daytime sleep. In Ayurveda, this is called Divasvapna.
- Psychological factors
There are also some pre symptoms which are alarming signals for our body before the disease is fully developed in a person. Acharya Charak has mentioned these presymptoms.
- Excessive sleep
- Heaviness in body
- Excessive sweating
- Feeling of sleepiness
- Lack of physical strength
If you are suffering from any of the above symptoms, it is imperative to make these below lifestyle changes to improve your condition.
Lifestyle & Dietary changes
- Get up early in the morning
- Regular physical exercise (Walks)
- Periodic fasting (Once in a fortnight)
- Stop intake of packed and processed food items
- Work towards the underlying cause
- Practice simple intermittent fasting i.e. Do not eat anything after 7 pm and before 7 am
- Increase the intake of fiber in your diet to add volume
- Take a lot of veggies and fruits in your diet which have a low glycemic index
- Takrarishta (Fermented form of buttermilk)
- Yava + Amla churan
- Honey Lemon water
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