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Posted on Jan 28, 2023

The term "obesity" refers to a state in which a person has an elevated body weight in relation to their height, as measured against some benchmark of what is considered an acceptable or ideal weight.
Body mass index is a calculation that determines whether or not a person is at a healthy weight by dividing a person's weight in kilogrammes by the square of their height. This provides a rough estimate of whether or not a person is overweight.
Body Mass Index, or BMI, is calculated by taking a person's weight in kilogrammes and dividing it by their height in metres squared.
A person is deemed obese if they have a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or more. A person is regarded to be overweight if their body mass index (BMI) is equal to or more than 25.
Once thought to be an issue that exclusively existed in nations with high incomes, overweight and obesity are now drastically on the rise in nations with low and intermediate incomes, particularly in urban environments.

What Contributes to Obesity?

Obesity is created by people skipping over minute things in their day-to-day lives, which leads to the condition.
The following is a list of some of them:
·      Inactivity: If you don't do anything, you won't burn off too many calories.
·      Meals that are Unbalanced The consumption of high-calorie diets, particularly late at night, or of junk food might lead to an increase in body fat.
·      Pregnancy causes women to gain weight, which can lead to obesity if the additional weight is not lost after the delivery of the baby.
·      A lack of sleep creates a disruption in the body's hormones, which in turn promotes an increase in hunger.
·      Some medications, such as those used to treat diabetes, antidepressants, and steroids, can lead to an increase in body mass.
·      Medical disorders: Certain illnesses and syndromes cause the body to accumulate extra fat, which can lead to an increase in weight. Some conditions, such as hypothyroidism, slow down the body's metabolic rate, which in turn slows down the number of calories that are burned every day. Other diseases cause the patient to become less active, which further slows down the pace at which calories are burned.
·      The quantity of fat that we store in our bodies and where that fat stores itself is influenced by our genes.
·      Lifestyle: factors like as culture, the lifestyle of the family, and the food that they eat all have an impact on the prevalence of obesity. People are more likely to be fat in some nations than in others.
Obesity may strike people of any age, but as we get older, our metabolism slows down, which makes it easier for us to pack on the pounds.

Complications of Obesity

An obese individual is at risk for a number of health problems.
Diabetes and metabolic disease may be associated with excessive weight gain, sometimes known as obesity.
In the event that it is ignored, it may result in:
·      Cardiovascular disease
·      Unhealthy levels of blood pressure
·      Diabetes type 2
·      Poor healing of the wound
·      Osteoarthritis
·      Musculoskeletal disorders
·      Infertility caused by cancers of the endometrium, cervical, and colon
·      Gall Bladder stones
·      Sleep Apnea ( dangerous sleep disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops & starts)
·      An unhealthy level of both cholesterol and triglycerides
·      Depression
·      Back pain
·      Untimely demise as well as incapacity

Examination of a patient who is overweight:

An examination of an obese patient is performed with regard to the following factors so that a suitable treatment plan may be devised:
·      Condition of the body, including vital indicators such as blood pressure, temperature, heart rate, lungs, and the sound of breathing, as well as the abdomen.
·      Perform a calculation using body mass index.
·      The patient will have a blood test, a cholesterol test, a fasting sugar test, a liver function test, and a thyroid test, among other tests.
·      Treatment for obesity with naturopathic medicine
Achieving and maintaining a healthy weight is the primary focus of therapy for obesity. The treatment for weight loss that is based on naturopathy is quite successful.

Therapy offered by naturopathy for weight reduction

·      Alterations to one's diet
·      Yoga, specifically Asana and Pranayam, is a naturopathic therapy for obesity.
·      Acupuncture treatment for the management of obesity
·      Physical exercise and workouts
·      alterations in one's behaviour.
Additional Information Regarding Yoga Postures and Pranayama for Obesity:


The asanas listed below should be done in order to help reduce obesity:
Sitting Position:
·      Sukshma vyayam
·      Butter fly asan
·      Chakki chalana
·      Kati soundarya asan
·      Pashu vishram asan
·      Sashank Asan
·      Matsendra Asan
Standing Position:
·      Kon asan
·      Triyak tadasan
·      Pad hasta asan
Lying Position
·      Uttan Pad Asan
·      Sarvang asan
·      Halasan
·      Cycling


Pranayama is the universal life force or energy that differentiates the living from the dead. It may be obtained by the consumption of food, the taking of restful and joyful breaths, and a state of mind that is peaceful and content. The breath, on the other hand, is the most essential component of pranayama since we cannot survive without it. One of the most important things you can do to assist your body in its efforts to heal, mend, and perform more effectively is to breathe.
If we breathe correctly, we may expel up to 90 percent of the poisons that are stored in our bodies. The right breathing technique may help us overcome bad feelings such as resentment, envy, and greed, and cure us from any problems or anxieties that we may be experiencing.

Benefits of Pranayama

The following are some of the benefits of pranayama:
·      The naturopathic therapy for weight reduction known as pranayama
·      Increases both the magnitude and the calibre of the life force
·      Activates clogged energy pathways and clears them.
·      Brings the physical, mental, and spiritual selves into harmony
·      Increases one's resistance to illness
·      Invigorates both the body and the psyche
·      The ageing process is slowed down by it.
Pranayama is a treatment for weight reduction that consists of:
·      Bastrika
·      Kapal Bhati
·      Agni Sar Kriya
·      Vahe Kumbhak Pranayam
·       Anulom
·      Bhramri Pranayam
·      Udagidh Pranayam
·      Nauli Kriya
Actions to avoid being obese:
If they are followed through on on a consistent basis, the following activities can help avoid obesity:
·      Avoid sleeping for more than six hours at a time.
·      Eat and drink less of things that are rich in sugar and fat.
·      Encourage the consumption of water.
·      Consume plenty of foods that are low in calories and high in fibre, such as vegetables and fruits.
·      Drink Green tea
·      Walking , Swimming, Yoga & Pranayam
·      Put a daily cap of no more than two hours on your "screen time."
·      Maintain regular and accurate records of your weight.
The body stores toxic waste in the form of fat, which can lead to difficulties in the functioning of other organs in the body.