Obesity and Overweight


The two O’s are a common problem confronted by people all over the world irrespective of their ages. Obesity and Overweight are the abnormal accumulation of fat that harms health. Body Mass Index (BMI) is the index of weight for height which is used to categorize overweight and obesity. An adult is said to be overweight when BMI is greater than or equal to 25 and obese if the BMI is 30 or more. About 13 percent of world population was obese in 2016. The number is on the rise this year too. Changes in our lifestyle, absurd job timing, food changes, above all lack of physical activities contribute to overweight and obesity. With all these changes, there is energy imbalance between the calories consumed and the calories burned up. We eat energy rich, calorie rich food but never use the energy to its fullest. This unused energy is converted into fat which accumulates and makes us fat. Obesity or overweight increases the chances of cardiovascular diseases such as heart attack or stroke which are the leading cause of death nowadays. Cancers, arthritis, diabetes, fatty liver are other problems triggered by obesity. In short, obesity is the underlying factor of all the major health problems in our life. Though medications are available for controlling fat accumulation along with exercises, traditional ayurvedic treatment in Kerala is one of the best ways in reducing excess fat. In Kerala, we have the best Ayurvedic treatment for weight loss from the best ayurvedic hospital in kerala by correcting your biological clock by diet control, natural medicines, yoga etc.