CONCEPT OF ATISTHULATA (OBESITY) WITH ANCIENT AND MODERN VIEW

Abstract

Ayurveda is an art and science of life. . The objects of Ayurveda are two folded, viz. maintenance of positive health and the treatment of patients suffering from diseases. But giving emphasis to prevention is better than cure. For this purpose in Ayurveda Dinacharya, Ratricharya, Rutucharya, Aahar Vihar etc is mentioned. If we follow all daily routine properly, body always will be fit and least chance to fall ill.

In the modern era due to our sedentary life style and taking high calorific value diet, fast food etc. and not taking proper physical activities, obesity is widely regarded as pandemic with potentially unfortunate penalty for human health. Obesity has adverse effect on both mortality and morbidity. In Ayurveda, obese individual is included in Astaunindit Purusha.

Keywords: Atisthula, Dincharya, Ahara Vihar, BMI

Dr. Nand Kumar Sahani WJAS Sep Issue 2017

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