What is Obesity?
What is Obesity?
Obesity is a condition in which a person has a more body weight than normal. Obesity occurs when a person’s body weight is 20 percent excess than the normal body weight. It is weighed by the BMI (Body Mass Index). This is a tool which is used to measure obesity. Obesity can cause various diseases such as diabetes, heart attack, sleep apnea and hypertension.
Obesity in recent has become a global phenomenon. It has become a serious implication around the world. Childhood obesity has to become too much serious now a day. At present, there are currently 400 million people who are suffering from obesity and 1.6 billion suffering from overweight. Overweight is defined as a BMI of over 27.3% or more for women and 28.8%more for men. If it crosses 30 then it is considered as Obese.
Cause of Obesity
Genetics and family history has a lot to do with Obesity. The rate at which a person metabolizes the food (BMR) is determined by the genetic factors. Certain medical conditions as hypothyroidism can also lead to overweight.
Physical inactivity, inability to do physical work and too much sedentary life style can cause Obesity.
In today fast life can change the behavior of people to adopt unhealthy food habits. People are consuming more calories in the form of fast food. This puts excess weight on the body and makes a person obese.
Environment plays a very important role in shaping the individual personality. Today people are adopting sedentary life style. People are becoming lazy, which in turn leads to tendency to put on weight. Walking is replaced by driving cars and physical activity is replaced by technology and gadgets.
Categories of Obesity
Obesity can be classified in various categories according to the BMI present in a person.
Overweight – 20 to 30 per cent
Mild obesity – 30 to 50 per cent
Moderate Obesity – 50 to 100 per cent
Severe Obesity – 100 per cent and above is kept under the extreme condition
What can you do for Obesity?
Overweight can be cured if you can give continuous and effective effort to keep your body weight at normal. Behavior plays a major role in Obesity. A few suggested behaviour modifications include
Changing eating habits
Setting accurate weight management roles
To have sufficient information about the weight management
Increasing physical activity
Ayurveda and Medical Astrology Treatment for Obesity
According to Ayurveda, a human body is made of seven dhatus in which Meda (fat) is one of the most essential Dhatu. In obese person, the Meda is excessively developed. Ayurveda has said that prevention is better than cure and good habits should be implemented to avoid overweight.
Too much fast food should be avoided
Don’t be too much lazy
Sedentary life should be avoided
Do regular exercise
Try to take vegetarian diet
Avoid too much nonvegetarian food
Don’t drink excess water and aerated water after meals
Ayurvedic Medicines for Obesity
Ayurveda has recommended certain useful remedies to cure overweight. Some of the main remedies of Obesity are
Guduchi, Devdaru, Triphala, Shilajeet, Yava, Amlaki and Honey water in the morning.
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