Obesity is supposed to be a gift of modern life style. Obesity itself is a disease as well as breeding ground of numerous oilier diseases. It`s main symptoms are following:
- Obese, clumsy and unsymmetrical body (imbalance between height and weight)
- Panting with little physical work
- Excessive sweating
- Increased dizziness and lack of enthusiasm
- Excessive sleep
Causes of Obesity:
Obesity is a disease of the persons who avoid physical work or exercise. Heavy diet, constant use of high fat foods, avoidance of physical exercises or manual work and leading lethargic and comfortable life style etc. may be the main cause of Obesity. Some patients may be obese due to the irregular secretion of Thyroid gland or hereditary causes.
First of all, the patient of Obesity should keep on fast for three days. During fast water mixed with lemon juice may be taken 3 to 4 times in a day. Daily cleansing the bowel with lemon water enema is also beneficial. After three days fast he may restrict his diet to one time Dalia and one time fruits, boiled vegetable for a week. After that, he may gradually come to the diet of whole wheat bread and green vegetables. This process may be followed for fifteen days.
The diet of obese patients must be of low calory. Such patients are advised to adopt the life style full of physical work and exercises.
The regular practice of Hip bath alongwith the Mud pack, lemon water enema and Steam bath once or twice a week seem to be specially effective in reducing weight. Brisk walk is necessary for obesity patients. Light running or jogging may also be done. Swimming is also helpful in reducing the weight. Abstaining of sweets and heavy food items like Halwa, Jalebi, Puri, Pakoda, Samosa, Ice cream, Coca Cola etc. is most essential for getting rid of obesity. By increasing the quantity of raw salad and vegetables in meal it can be made a diet of low caloric value. This is desired for getting rid of obesity. Practice of taking luke warm water mixed with lemon juice and honey in the morning is also helpful in reducing weight.
Treatment of Obesity:
Kunjala, Shankha Prakshalana and Baghi Kriya should be practised once a month for first three months. Tadasana, Katichakrasana, Pada Hastasana, Sarvangasana, Halasana, Bhujangasana, Dhanurasana, Pashchimottanasana, Matsyasana, Ardha-Matsyendrasana and Ushtrasana should also be practised alongwith Surya Namaskara. Surya Bhedi and Bhastrika Pranayama and Agnisara Kriya also cause very good effect. The practice ofUdara Shakti and Kati Shakti Vikasaka exercises of Sukshama Vyayama and Sarvanga Pushti and Engine Race of Sthula Vyayama are also highly efficacious.