Obesity is one of the common nutritional or the metabolic disorder. It is a condition in which excess body fat accumulates to such an extent that health may be negatively affected . Obesity is commonly defined as
BMI=-weight in kgs
height ( in meter)2
This distinguishes it from being overweight as defined by a BMI of 25kg/m2 . Body Mass Index is ameasurementwhich compares weight and height of the person to categorize him/ her as overweight pre obese or obese
In absolute terms is an increase of body adipose tissue ( fat tissue ) mass . Obesity is considered as chronic disease like High BP or diabetes. The food we eat contribute to our well being . Food provide the nutrients we need for healthy bodies and the calories we need for energy If we eat too much, however, the extra food turns into fat and is stored in our bodies.If we over eat regularly , we gain weight , and if we continue to gain weight , we my become obese.
A combination of excessive calories consumption and a sedentary life style are the primary causes of obesity . In a minority of cases , increased food consumption can be attributed to genetic , medical or psychiatric illness
Consumption of High calorie and low fibre diet.
People of High socio economic group are more prone to obesity .The obesity may inherit from parents to children
Due to certain hormonal imbalance conditions like Hypothyroidism , Cushing syndrome etc.
The persons whose rate of metabolism is low are at higher risks of becoming obese .
Worry , anxiety , fear , feeling of loneliness , dissociation and frustration may stimulate the person to overeat.
Too much consumption of tea coffee, aerated drinks , soda , soft drinks , alcoholic drinks result in deposition of fluid in the body tissues ad causes increase in weight .
Complications due to obese
Coronary Artery disease
Cerebro –vascular stroke
Hypo ventillation syndrome
Cancers ( ladies)
Satvic diet contains of fresh fruits and vegetables in its natural form , soup etc.
Avoid fried foods, spicy foods , soft drinks and beverages , Non veg and alcoholic drinks to be avoided
Regular meals at fixed intervals.
Do not watch TV or read while eating.
Take healthy snacks at home like fruits vegetables and sprouts.
Have control over carbohydrates.
Special Yogasanas for waist and abdomen ,
Dhyana ( Meditation )