Weight Management

Weight management means keeping your body weight at a healthy level. Regular exercise and a healthy diet are crucial when it comes to controlling your weight. A weight management plan depends on whether you are overweight or underweight. Body fat and body mass measurements are used to determine whether a person is under- or overweight. A registered dietitian or exercise physiologist can help you calculate your body fat. The recommended amount of body fat differs for men and women.

Body mass index (BMI) is an indirect measurement of your body composition. It takes into consideration both your weight and height. BMI helps determine your risk for certain diseases, including diabetes and hypertension. It is important to note that the terms "overweight" and "obesity" do NOT mean the same thing. Weight management for people who have been overweight involves continued physical activity and monitoring the amount of food eaten.

Eat a healthy, well-balanced diet.
Balance physical activity with diet to maintain your desired weight. Aerobic exercise will help increase muscle tissue and burn calories.
Gradually adjust your eating habits to encourage a permanent lifestyle change. You may need counseling and behavior modification to change your diet.
Avoid alcohol, and drink a lot of water.

Acharya Snehadas was above 90 kg from 1989. He became 99 kg by 2008. He managed to reduce to 72 by 2011 without any drugs, only by means of yoga, meditation, agricultural activities, fruit therapy and thonniyapathy.

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