Obesity or the accumulation of fat or excessive fleshiness as it has been termed is certainly a situation demanding immediate attention. Obesity has therefore a negative impact on life and of course on quality of life in both a physical as well as psychological context. Undoubtedly, overeating is held as a primary cause of obesity.
Eating habit, eating more food than necessary and certainly consuming foods, which are high in calories, are said to be the reasons of obesity. Modern research shows that even the amount of times one eats in a day has the capability to influence obesity. Addressing obesity and treating obesity is therefore the need of the hour.
Causes of Obesity:
There are various causes of obesity. They are: Genetics plays an important role in weight gain or obesity. Not doing physical workout, lack of balanced diet or eating junk foods, hormonal changes and its related difficulties, sitting most of the time on computer i.e. lack of movements are some other causes of obesity. Fatty foods you are consuming, deposition of excess fat in your body, no play and living an unhealthy life, eating foods rich in calorie are some other causes of obesity.
Treatment of Obesity by Nature Cure
Exercises: Brisk walk is necessary for obesity patients along with light running or jogging. Even swimming is also helpful in reducing the weight. The regular practice of Hipbath along with the Mudpack, lemon water enema and Steam bath once or twice a week seem to be especially effective in reducing weight.
Treatment of Obesity by Yogic Asanas: Shudhhikriyas: Kunjala, Vaman Dhauti/Danda Dhauti, Neti, Agnisara Kriya, Laghoo/Purna Shankhaprakshalana (Once a week / month), Kapalbhati and Baghi Kriya should also be practised. Even Shankha Prakshalana should be practised once a month for first three months.
Pranayama: Anuloma Viloma, Bhastrika Pranayama, Ujjayi, Suryabhedan (10 times or more rounds) along with Om Recitation about 10 times should be practised.
Asanas: Tadasana, Ardha-halasana, Sarvangasana, Vipritakarani, Vakrasana, Bhujangasana, Makarasana, Shalabhasana, Dhanurasana, Ardha-matsyendrasana, Yoga Mudra (in Vajrasana), Chakrasana (Side bending), Padahastasana, Naukasana (Prone & Supine), Shavasana, Katichakrasana, Pada Hastasana, Sarvangasana, Halasana, Bhujangasana, Dhanurasana, Pashchimottanasana, Matsyasana, Ardha-Matsyendrasana and Ushtrasana should also be practised along with Surya Namaskara.
The practice of Udara Shakti and Kati Shakti Vikasaka exercises of Sukshama Vyayama and Sarvanga Pushti and Engine Race of Sthula Vyayama are also highly efficacious.
Treatment of Obesity by Magnetic Therapy
The magnets should be applied to the palms of hands for 20 minutes daily in the morning. In addition, the magnets should be applied bilaterally about 10 cm above the navel for 20 minutes daily in the evening. Mixed magnetized water should be taken four times daily.
Natural herbs for Obesity Control
For obesity or high cholesterol control, blood flow improvement, and for keeping you away from various other problems like arthritis, joint pains, constipation, gastritis there various natural herbs which are effective like:
Aloe Vera herb is very effective in controlling obesity.
Black pepper powder when mixed in vegetable soup and vegetables not only enhances the flavor of your diet but is also helpful in controlling obesity or helpful in excessive fat burning. This is one of the best home remedies for obesity. Use Ginger in your regular cooking and as it is very effective in burning fats, and keeping your cholesterol level in control. Apple cider vinegar is very effective in weight control and keeping various other problems like arthritis, joint pains away. Live stress free and be more optimistic in your life as tension and stress do not do any good for you, it only create mental and physical troubles in your life like, obesity , and various skin problems. Stay healthy and happy.
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