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2017, Vol. 4, Issue 1, Part B

Obesity and its control through yogic practices

Author(s): Sunita Rani

Life without health is sole burden. Health is treasure of life. It is defined as a state of Physical, Social and Psychological well-being (W.H.O. 1984) [1]. Physical inactivity an unhealthy diet is major contributors for Obesity. According to W.H.O India is third most obese country of the world. In India Obesity is more prominent in Children and Adolescents especially in urban areas. A study reveals that nearly 30% world’s population is Obese. Indian Government is stepping forward to control obesity. 21st June 2016 was celebrated as “INTERNATIONAL YOGA DAY” & Prime Minister Sh. Narendra Modi announced to focus on mitigating diabetes through yoga in current year. A large number of people consult with doctor or refer other kind of practices (like dieting, weight loss and improving physical look).The purpose of this paper is to outline the role of Yoga Asanas and Pranayama in reducing Obesity as Obesity is main reason of various diseases. Yoga is a tool of holistic Health, acquiring great posture, controlling eating habits. Reduction of fat is a prime concern in today’s world as obesity is carrier of Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, Cancer, Osteoporosis, Gout, Postural deformities and disease related to gall Bladder, kidney and Intestines etc. Although we have now a day’s much improved scientific diagnosis and treatment techniques for treating diseases but we are experiencing a lot of difficulty to get rid of the problems. In present Paper obesity, causes, treatment of obesity through yoga are discussed.

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Sunita Rani. Obesity and its control through yogic practices. Int J Phys Educ Sports Health 2017;4(1):82-84.

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