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Today millions of people of all age group across the globe f acing this health hazard of Obesity. Obesity makes lif e lazy and sedentary. Body becomes weak it decreases the possibilities of longer lif e span. Common ailment the bones of buttocks, knees and spinal column becoming brittle The muscles of the stomach are ordinarily helpf ul to the glands secreting internally But because of the f at collecting on the belly, hernia is caused. Ov erweight people hav e an increased risk of high blood pressure, heart disease, and other illnesses. Losing weight reduces the risk. Ask Your Doctor About Sensible Goals Your doctor/ phy sician or other health prof essional can help y ou set sensible goals based on a proper weight f or y our height, build and age. Men and v ery activ e women may need up to 2,500 calories daily. Other women and inactiv e men need only about 2,000 calories daily. A saf e plan is to eat 300 to 500 f ewer calories a day to lose 1 to 2 pounds a week. Therapeutic weight loss, in indiv iduals who are ov erweight, can decrease the likelihood of dev eloping diseases such as diabetes. Ov erweight and obese indiv iduals f ace a greater risk of health conditions such as ty pe 2 diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, and osteoarthritis. For healthy weight loss, a phy sician should be consulted to dev elop a weight loss plan that is tailored to the indiv idual. Weight loss occurs when an indiv idual is in a state of negativ e energy balance. When the human body is spending more energy in work and heat

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than it is gaining f rom f ood or other nutritional supplements, it will catabolise stored reserv es of f at or muscle. Causes for Obesity More consumption of f ried and sweet f oods. Eating more than need, if we eat more f ood than required an adipose tissue gets added. Lack of exercise. Abnormalities in secretion of thy roid, pituitary or glands of sex. Ladies get f at af ter birth of babies. B.M.R. (Basal Metabolic Rate) The basal metabolic rate of f at person is v ery low. Those who hav e low B.M.R can contact diabetes, where blood cholesterol increases, and they can get stone in their gallbladder. They can get the diseases of gout and atherosclerosis.

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Childhood obesity / Kid obesity and Adolescent Obesity Childhood obesity is a medical condition that af f ects children. It is characterized by a weight well abov e the mean f or their height and age and a body mass index well abov e the norm. As with many conditions, childhood obesity can be brought on by a range of f actors, of ten in combination. Acquired Childhood obesity Childhood obesity results f rom poor eating habits. Fast f ood restaurants and junk f ood are popular with children (f ast f ood obesity ). In lieu of home cooking, it has become common f or parents to take their children out to eat. Ev en when it is not a f ast f ood restaurant, f requent eating out of ten results in weight gain. Children who do not engage in f requent phy sical activ ity are much more likely to suf f er f rom obesity. This is said to be due in part to the recent technological dev elopments, including v ideo games, computers, and mobile phones. Phy sically inactiv e children are unable to burn of f the calories that they gain f rom eating. The body will store some or all of the unused energy as f at. Also, children in lower-income households are more likely to become ov erweight than those in higher-income households. Not eating breakf ast

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is also associated with an increase in obesity. Psychological Factors for Childhood obesity These f actors inf luence child's eating habits and many children eat in response to stress or negativ e emotions such as boredom, anger, sadness, anxiety or depression. Childhood obesity Hereditary factor Of ten, a child whose parents are ov erweight or obese will also be ov erweight or obese. Although this is of ten caused by shared unhealthy eating habits in the household, it has been suggested that there may be a genetic (inherited) predisposition towards being, although this is as y et unprov en and research is ongoing. Many children become slightly ov erweight because of their body 's growth pattern. Some pediatricians may still classif y this as childhood obesity. Recent studies hav e shown that while there is ev idence of in v itro inf luences on f ood choice, perhaps the largest inf luence can occur during the toddler y ears. Indeed, recent studies hav e shown that parents inf luence an estimated 72% of what and how much their children eat on a daily basis. Illness leading to Childhood obesity Conditions such as hy pothy roidism, Cushing's sy ndrome, depression and certain neurological problems can lead to obesity or a tendency to gain weight in a child. Also, drugs such as steroids and some antidepressants may lead to obesity or a tendency to gain weight in a child. What is Natural Weight Loss ? Natural weight loss means the act of dieting to lose weight, but done in a way which does not rely upon chemical drugs. In addition, some people believ e there is a way of eating which is more in tune with our natural tendencies as human beings, and thus more "natural". Natural weight loss thus relies on using f olk and other "traditional" means of taking care of the body and certain daily routines which encourage weight loss. Howev er, weight loss is not the only, or ev en most important goal. The main idea is to become more healthy, and to liv e closer to what it's propenents claim to be "more in tune with nature". Once all these terms are established, then weight loss occurs naturally, and thus is termed "natural weight loss". obesity solution To prev ent the obesity or decrease weight and get rid of obesity three things must be kept in mind: Controlling eating habits. Regular exercise. Av oiding the causes of weight gain. Yoga is a gentle way to bring a balanced attitude to all aspects of lif e. Yoga can help y ou control y our weight more ef f ectiv ely, whether y ou

need to lose weight or to gain it. Many a times the glands are sluggish in our body. These sluggish glands are stimulated by y oga asana to increase their hormonal secretions. Especially the thy roid gland pay s important role in our weight because it af f ects body metabolism. Yoga Treatment for Obesity Initially do not try to do too many asana, proceed gradually and regularly. During first week EkpadaUttansana UtthanPadasana Shitali and Shitkari Pranay ama Rest in Shav asana Second week Continue with f irst week asana and Bhujangasana Salabhasana Rest in Shav asana Third week Continue with second week asana and Santulansana Pav anamuktasana Fourth week Continue with third week asana and Dhanurasana Paschimothansana Fifth week Continue with f ourth week asana and Supta-Vajrasana Ardha Matsy endrasana Sury a Namaskara Beside the abov e mentioned asana and pranay ama practice of y oga nidra, concentration and meditation giv es the best result. Hunger and Thirst control by yoga asana and pranayama ? Yes. Hunger, thirst, sleep, behav ior, thoughts can be control by Yogasanas and Pranay ama. Bhujangasana reduces hunger Shalabhasana increases hunger By practicing both these one af ter the other hunger can be equipoise. Practicing Shitali and Shitkari Pranay ama, One can liv e with least

consumption of f ood, water and sleep. Many a times the glands are sluggish in our body. These sluggish glands are stimulated by y oga asana to increase their hormonal secretions. Especially the thy roid gland pay s important role in our weight because it af f ects body metabolism. In asanas like the shoulder stand and the f ish posture thy roid gland is stimulated. It also increases Fat metabolism so the f at is burnt and energy results in to better muscle tone and a higher v itality lev el. Pranay ama increases the oxy gen intake to the body cells, including the f at cells. This causes increased oxidation or burning up of f at cells. Yogic exercises induce more continuous and deeper breathing which gradually burns, sometimes f orcef ully, many of the calories already ingested. The relaxation and meditation aspect of Yoga has a broad spectrum. Regular practice of meditation improv es concentration and willpower. Meditation also may help stimulate insight into the unconscious motiv ators of y our eating behav ior. So the y ogic practices reduce anxiety tend to reduce anxious eating. When under nerv ous strain we tend to gulp our f ood without attaining much genuine satisf action. The weight y ou gain will be healthy f irm tissue, not f at. That is, y oga will tend to produce the ideal weight f or y ou. This is due to y oga's ef f ect of 'normalizing' glandular activ ity. Diet recommended to lose weight Eat Less Fat and Sugar This will help y ou cut calories. Fried f oods and f atty desserts can quickly use up a day 's calories. And these f oods may not prov ide the other nutrients y ou need. Early morning Juice of half a lemon mixed in a glass of warm water and a teaspoon of honey. Breakfast Wheat or Mung bean sprouts and a cup of skimmed milk. Midmorning A glass of orange, pineapple or carrot juice. Lunch o Salad of raw v egetables such as carrot, beet, cucumber, cabbage, tomatoes. Steamed or boiled v egetables oWhole grain bread or whole wheat chapatis (Indian bread) and a glass of buttermilk. oRoasted cumin seeds, green coriander leav es, a little salt and some grated ginger mixed in the buttermilk.

Mid-afternoon

o Coconut water o Dry f ruits o Lemon tea o Fresh v egetable soup

Dinner o Whole grain bread or chapatis o Steamed v egetables o Seasonal f ruits except banana and apple. NOTE

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Ov ereating Eating f aster without chewing f ood properly. Retire soon af ter dinner. Know more about Diet.

Tips for weight lose Following tips help to f ind best loss program weight Bef ore Signing Up f or a Weight-Loss Program, ask Questions Does the Company : Explain all costs? Explain possible health risks f rom f ast, quick(rapid) weight loss? Include weight control ov er a long time? Hav e proof of success, not just praise by other people? Giv e a clear, truthf ul statement of how y ou're going to lose weight, including how much and how f ast? Teach how to eat healthf ully and exercise more?

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