Obesity is the world’s biggest problem lot of people are suffering from this disease as the popularity of junk foods and sugary drinks are increasing among people. According to the Global Obesity Observatory, the top five countries whose more than 50% of the population are suffering from obesity respectively are American Samoa, Nauru, Cook Island, Palau, and Marshall Island. Let’s understand why are people suffering from obesity? with the point of view of modern science and Ayurveda.
According to the Modern science point of view when you consumed more calories than you use, obesity or overweight develops over time. In other words, you can say that when the energy in the body is more than the energy out this kind of energy imbalance leads to fat-storing in the body. The body uses certain nutrients like carbohydrates, protein, fat, and sugar from the food that you eat :
- To produce energy to functions the body properly and for physical activity.
- To store the energy for further use of the body in the future. In the muscles and liver, sugar is stored as glycogen and in fat tissue, fat is stored as a triglyceride.
how much energy you get, mainly depends on what kind of food you eat, and how much time it takes to digest.
According to Ayurveda’s point of view In Ayurveda, all the diseases are based on three dosa Vat, Pitta, Kapha. Imbalance in any one of them leads to disease and obesity or overweight which in Ayurveda called medaroga is generally Imbalance of Kapha dosa, due to this jathar agni is disturb and lead to indigestion of food as a result fat and toxic acid are stored in the body.
How Lose Weight?
As you know that obesity or being overweight brings more illnesses like knee problems, back problems, high blood pressure(hypertension), high or low cholesterol, chances of heart strokes are high. Is not good to lose weight instead of suffering from all of these diseases, there are so many ways to lose weight like yoga, exercise, weight loss drinks, weight-loss food, Japanese water therapy, let discuss them one by one. One more thing to losing weight discipline is important.
Yoga Postures for weight loss
Yoga has lots of asana or postures that bring flexibility to the body and calm your mind. Here are some postures which help in losing weight:
1Trikonasana (Triangle Pose)
Stand on the ground straight with making a distance of 2feet between the legs, take a breathe and lift both hands sideways in the same line to shoulder, palm should facing downwards and bend your torso to touch the left feet with a right hand and vice-versa. Trikonasana helps in improving digestion and reduce the fat of the waist and belly.
2.Chaturangadandasana (Plank Pose)
For strengthing your core chaturangadandasana or plank pose is very important., when you do this asana or pose you feel the intensity on abdominal muscles.
3.Utkatasana (Chair Pose)
Stand straight make a little gap between the legs and raise your hands towards the sky in Namaskar (welcome) pose and bend your legs a little downwards as you sitting on the imaginary chair, stretch your spine towards the front, and relax in this position.
4.Sarvangasana (Bridge Pose)
Lie on the ground on your back and bend your knees and place your feet firmly on the ground little gap between the legs and arm resting by your side and press your feet on the ground, take a breathe and lift your hip up. hold this position to 4to 9 breathe and come to the starting position, repeat it. It is the best asana for thyroid, glutes, and weight loss.
5.Bhujangasana (Cobra Pose)
As the name suggests it’s a Bhujangasana, bhujang means snake asana means pose, it is also known as a cobra pose. Lie on the ground by your stomach put your hand underneath the shoulder take a breathe and lift the upper half of your body and hold for few seconds exhale and come to the starting position repeat it.
6.Navasana (Boat Pose)
Sit down on the floor with your knee bent and your feet on the ground lift your feet and upper body in the air in the same line, all body weight on the hip resting on the floor Inclined your back backward with spine straight to form V shape. It strengthens the abdominal muscles and spine.
7.Dhanurasana (Bow Pose)
Lie on the floor on your stomach bend your leg towards your hip and grab your ankle of both legs with your hands and take a breathe and uplift your legs and upper body. your face should be straight, pull your leg it looks like a bow.
Exercise for weight loss
1.Cardio exercise for weight loss
Cardio exercise is a greater exercise it increases your heart rate, the greater your heartbeat, the more fat you will burn. Cardio exercises for weight loss are:-
Helps in burns calories but the actual number depends on some factors like your weight, and speed of walking, and the total time you spend. Generally, people walking at the speed of 3Km/h. In studies, it is found that the person weighing 70kg(155 pounds) burns 166 calories approximately with 30 minutes of walking at the speed of 6.4 km/h (4mph).
Running is always the best option as it burns a lot of fat and calories.
Weight loss drinks at home
- Apple cider vinegar
- Vegetable juice
- Water lemon juice
- Coconut water
- Green tea
- Ginger tea
- Cumin Water
Japanese water therapy for weight loss
Japanese water therapy is a therapy of drinking more water after just wakeup in the morning. Japanese water therapy is more popular among the Japanese, it helps hydrate the body. It mainly involved drinking room temperature or warm water in the morning empty stomach after wake up and before brushing your teeth and eat breakfast after 45 minutes. In Japanese therapy and Ayurveda, cold water is considered harmful as it hardens the fat and oils are available in food in the digestive tract, which results in the digestion process slow down and causes illness.
This therapy includes these steps:
- Drink around 160 ml of room temperature or warm water in the morning just after wake up from bed without brushing an empty stomach and eat anything after 45 minutes.
- After having any meal wait for at least 2 hours for eating and drinking anything.
It will help in losing weight as it decreases the calories intake and keep you hydrated, clean stomach, and also decrease the curving of eating.
Weight loss food
Apart from doing yoga and exercise food is also a very necessary thing to reduce weight. Selection of the right kind of food is very important to make weight loss more effective. Following are the foods that help in weight loss:
- Green vegetables
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