Here we are again with yet
another issue of interesting facts on improving your life. The modern
lifestyles have created an imbalance in our lifestyles wherein we have
forgotten the very purpose of living - living and working for happiness
and joy. By the time we realize this after attaining the material success
it is too late and we live in pain and misery. In the Second part of
Holistic Path To Weight loss & Fitness we are describing the ayurvedic
principles of health outlined by ancient sages.
Within each one of us
resides the divine healer. All healings come from within and not
outside. Once the healer within is set in motion the healing takes
Like all physical
problems Obesity and Fitness must be addressed within. The true
realization of obesity being part of our Karma or actions sets in motion
the counter measures - that is corrective actions.
Obesity is primarily a
digestive disorder brought about by too many wrong food habits including
overeating, eating too much heavy or 'cold meals', too frequent meals, too
much sleep and lack of exercise & physical activity.
include attachment and clinging, lack of self esteem and sometimes extra
weight acting as a protection for weaknesses.
According to ayurvedic
principles, generally in cases of obesity the digestive fire is weak with
low or slow metabolism. To improve the digestive system all meals must be
freshly cooked, hot and using spices. The meals must be taken at fixed
times. Cold meals must be avoided. Though we do not live to eat, eating
must still be a ceremony, a celebration. They must be taken at fixed
times, prepared with care, taken with love and enjoyment so that one is
fully satiated. The need for snacking is often because of dissatisfaction
with meals. Cut out on salt, sugar, dairy products, sweets, cold drinks &
juices and eat more of vegetables, sprouts, yeast, whole grain and
vegetable juices rather than fruit juice.
Frequent meals and
snacking is also the result of a deeper need for higher and better
nutrition which should be addressed while preparing the meals. All meals
should be taken at least two hours before sleep.
Excessive sleeping and
sleeping during daytime slows down the metabolism. A natural rhythm of
7-9 hours of sleep and up with the sun and to bed after sundown is the
best system to be followed.
The wisdom of ages
cannot be discounted and a holistic approach to health and fitness is the
best method to avoid future pain