“Diet (aahaar vidhi ) and physical exercise (vyayaam): cornerstone in the preventive management of obesity (medoroga).”
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Exercise, Diet, Obesity, Medoroga, Agni , Prakriti

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, M. B. W. (2020). “Diet (aahaar vidhi ) and physical exercise (vyayaam): cornerstone in the preventive management of obesity (medoroga).”. Ayurlog: National Journal of Research in Ayurved Science, 8(05). Retrieved from https://ayurlog.com/index.php/ayurlog/article/view/701

Abstract

Obesity is one of predominant   metabolic disorder and leading cause of mortality  during current times. It is analogous to Medoroga/ Sthaulya/Atisthauulya mentioned in Ayurveda treatises. Striking resemblance is observed in both conventional system of medicine and Ayurveda while describing its causative factors , consequences and preventive role of diet and exercise in its management. In this article relative review of literature concerned with Ayurvedic and modern  management of obesity from preventive aspect  has been carried out to tailor preventive line of treatment of obesity through diet and exercise in more effective manner. Study reveals that it is the need of hour to link the knowledge of diet and proper physical exercise with the science of healing to prevent or manage diseases like obesity. Individualistic approach must be followed for dietary regimen and exercise pattern for management of obesity. Concepts   of  Prakriti, Agni, method of eating should be paid equal attention  while deciding ones dietary and exercise  regimen to prevent/control obesity . 

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