Weight management is a long-term approach to a healthy lifestyle. It includes a balance of healthy eating and physical exercise to equate energy expenditure and intake.
Weight loss can either occur unintentionally due to malnourishment, an underlying disease or arise from a conscious effort to improve an actual or perceived overweight or obese state.
Weight gain is an increase in body weight. If enough weight is gained due to increased body fat deposits, one may become overweight or obese, i.e. have more body fat than is considered good for health. The Body Mass Index (BMI) measures body weight in proportion to height.
Exercise can help prevent excess weight gain or help maintain weight loss. When you engage in any kind of physical activity, you burn calories. The more intense the activity, the more calories you burn. It helps you live a healthier and happy life.
Dieting and Nutrition
Nutrition refers to the sum of foods consumed by a person. Dietary habits are the habitual decisions an individual makes when choosing what foods to eat. Complete nutrition requires ingestion and absorption of vitamins, minerals, and food energy in the form of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats. Dietary habits and choices play a significant role in the quality of life, health and longevity.
Yoga and exercise play a vital role in weight management process. Early morning, one to two hours before sunrise is the best time for yoga according to yogis. You may take a bath before yoga practice. Stomach must be empty at time of doing yoga. Meals should be taken 3 hours prior to yoga practice, but you can drink water if thirsty.
Diabetes Weight Management
There are many risk factors for diabetes (type 2) such as age, race, pregnancy, stress, certain medications, genetics or family history, high cholesterol and obesity. However, the single best predictor of diabetes is overweight or obesity. Almost 90% of people living with diabetes are overweight. People who are overweight or obese have added pressure on their body’s ability to use insulin to properly control blood sugar levels, and are therefore more likely to develop diabetes.
BP Weight Management
Weight management is key to solving BP related issues. Excess body fat can cause insulin resistance, indirectly leading to excess blood sugar levels. Weight loss makes it easier for a person with diabetes to control his blood sugar levels.
Thyroid disorders and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) are two of the most common and perhaps overlooked endocrine disorders in women.Most of the time this tends to slow down your metabolism, resulting in weight gain or difficulties losing weight.