OBESITY AND YOUR WELLNESS
Obesity is a complex disorder involving an excessive amount of body fat. Obesity isn’t just a cosmetic concern. It increases your risk of diseases and health problems such as heart disease, diabetes and high blood pressure. It is generally caused by eating too much and moving too little.
The energy value of food is measured in units called calories. The average physically active man needs about 2,500 calories a day to maintain a healthy weight, and the average physically active woman needs about 2,000 a day. This may sound high, but it can be easy to reach this limit if you eat certain types of food. For example, eating a large takeaway hamburger, fries and a milkshake can total 1,500 calories – and that’s just one meal.
Another problem is that many people are not physically active, so lots of the calories they consume end up being stored in the body as fat, eating large amounts of processed or fast food that is high in fat and sugar, drinking too much alcohol –as alcohol contains a lot of calories, and people who drink heavily are often overweight, eating out a lot – you may be tempted to also have a starter or dessert in a restaurant, and the food can be higher in fat and sugar, drinking too many sugary drinks – including soft drinks and fruit juice comfort eating. If you feel depressed or have low self-esteem you start craving for some food, you may eat to make yourself feel better.
The Ayurvedic Approach:
Obesity is a condition in which individual is significantly overweight. Excessive body fat is accumulated on the belly, buttocks and thighs, this may lead to diabetes, hypertension and arthritis, mainly due to absence of physical activity. Other causes may be sleeping during the day, in
take of kapha- increasing foods (heavy, sweet, cooling and unctuous food in excess). Over intake of food.
There are certain herbs which help in preventing all sorts of obesity related disorders and they are as follows:
PLUMBAGO ZEYLANICA (CHITRAKMOOL): It strengthen the digestive system for proper assimilation of food stuffs, very useful in diarrhea and frequent passage of stool, enhances circulation of gastric mucus membrane, Promotes sweating and small doses stimulate the central nervous system
P.EMBLICA T. BELLIRICA T. CHEBULA (TRIPHALA): Improves and ignites digestion fire, helps in clearing intestinal tract, Reduces serum cholesterol, Improves circulation (potentiates adrenergic function), Improves liver function, has proven anti-inflammatory and anti-viral properties,
And the above mentioned herbs are present in product range of Herbalage named Shape Me.
Obesity management naturally.
The formulation helps balance body weight naturally by suppressing excess appetite, eliminates extra water and reduces excess body fat naturally. It works wonderfully when combined with regular fitness regime.
- Addresses internal chemical imbalance, improves nutrition to cells and tissues to help get extra fat eliminated from the body.
- Regulate body fat distribution normally.
- Helps experience energy, flexibility and speed during routine work.
- Complimenting supplement to patient suffering from diabetes mellitus and coronary artery disease.