Living With Obesity and the Required Health Measures
High percentage of body fat is known as obesity and it is a very common health issue throughout the globe. The main indicator of obesity is having BMI (Body mass index) 30 or above. Last few decades have seen a considerable rise in the graph of obesity sufferers. Obesity is even denoted as an epidemic in some parts of the world like the USA. Obesity can affect anyone, be it children or adults. In real terms obesity starts from a young age and hence the main preventive steps are necessary to be taken in kids and younger people. This article is about how obesity has taken over the world population, health measures that are needed to be taken for it and herbal remedies by Planet Ayurveda which can help in treating obesity.
Excessive accumulation of fat on the body is the condition known as obesity and which affects the body negatively. Some of the common obesity causing factors are family history or certain genes, psychological factors, over easting and sedentary lifestyle. Earlier only western part of the world was fighting with it but now even countries like India are battling with obesity with every day growing. Tendency to become obese in most of the people is from childhood itself and it is the time to prevent it by taking correct health measures. Obesity can further lead to various serious health ailments like diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. Influencing and educating children in schools about obesity and its negative impacts on health can help in preventing it. Being overweight is usually a condition having a BMI of 30 or above it.
With growing urbanization, easy technologies and growing food businesses have led to an increase in unhealthy eating habits and sedentary lifestyle. In today’s world most of us indulge in eating junk and processed food every now and then. Our physical activity has become almost nil, thanks to the tight schedules of work and school- tuitions life and no time for gym, exercises or even going to parks daily. This scenario has led to a great increase in the number of people suffering from metabolic and lifestyle disorders like diabetes type 2 and hypertension.
Hence It is high time to get serious about obesity and bring changes in certain lifestyles since childhood so that the disorder is prevented and health is maintained. Making changes in lifestyle won’t be easy but it is possible and in order to assure the healthy life you must attain and maintain it. Some of the important health measures which can help in preventing and treating the obesity are
Tips to Prevent Obesity
A balanced diet is the key to healthy living. People who are trying or want to lose weight or prevent obesity must take a balanced diet in order to get proper nutrition and prevent obesity. Take a diet consisting of fruits, vegetables, low-fat dairy products, food rich in protein, whole grains and lean meats. Avoid junk food, processed food, refined carbohydrates like white bread, cookies, and cakes, fried food, and packaged snacks.
Physical activity and exercises boosts the metabolism and burns the calories which you gain by eating food. Exercising daily helps in weight loss and preventing its accumulation in the body. Nowadays due to sedentary lifestyle there is significant decline in exercise and physical activity leading to many health disorders. Exercising helps in building muscles and calories burning that eventually boosts the function of the lungs and heart resulting in healthy body functions.
3. Eating patterns
Not only diet but eating habits also influence your body weight. Having wrong eating habits like eating more while bored, stressed or sad can eventually result in weight gain. Do not eat while watching television as it distracts the mind and you cannot keep a track of quantity food you eat. Mindful eating is a good way of becoming aware of your eating and manages it voluntarily.
Herbal Remedies for Obesity by Planet Ayurveda
Sometimes even after following the health measures to prevent obesity, people get obese owing to the genetic factors and environmental conditions. This redirects them to some lucrative advertisements of chemical filled products which promise to cut down their weight. But beware these things can eventually harm your health even more. Natural is always best hence opt for it. Planet Ayurveda is a herbal pharmaceutical company which indulges in the production of the natural, herbal, vegetarian and organic products that are used to treat various health ailments. For management of obesity Planet Ayurveda offers a combination of herbal remedies.
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- Trim support capsules
- Stholyantak churna
- Garcinia capsule
- Guggul capsule
1. Trim Support Capsules
These are the multi herbal capsules prepared from herbs like Mustak (Cyperus rotundus), Vrikshamla (Garcinia cambogia), and Triphala (The myrobalans). Trim support capsules balance the Kapha and Pitta dosha, boosting the metabolism and cutting off the unwanted fat from the body.
Dosage– Take 1 capsule twice daily after meals with plain water
2. Stholyantak Churna
Medicinal herbs like Ashok (Saraca indica), Babool (Acacia arabica), Chitrak (Plumbago zeylanica), Sonth (Zingiber officinale), Vidang (Embelia ribes), Dalchini (Cinnamomum zelanica) etc are used in the formulation of this churna. Stholyantak churna helps in losing weight gradually and in a healthy manner without affecting the body functions and other essential phenomena.
Dosage– Take 1 teaspoon twice daily after meals with plain water
3. Garcinia Capsule
Standardized extract of Garcinia (Garcinia cambogia) is used to prepare these herbal capsules. Regular consumption of Garcinia capsule helps in losing weight and preventing unwanted accumulation of fat in the body. It also boosts the metabolism.
Dosage- Take 2 capsules twice daily after meals with plain water
4. Guggul Capsule
It is the single herb capsule prepared from guggul (Commiphora mukul). Guggul capsules help in weight loss as well as manage the function of thyroid gland. These are purely herbal capsules which help in reducing weight naturally.
Dosage– Take 1 capsule twice daily after meals with plain water
Obesity is a serious health concern which can further cause many health ailments. You can fight off obesity with the help of herbal remedies along with a balanced diet and regular exercises. Keeping a healthy weight will help you lead a healthy life!
Dr. Vikram Chauhan
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