Author(s): Aparajita Das *, Tapas Brata Tripathy
Obesity is the common non communicable disease which is major public problem of 21th century. Obesity increase the other various diseases like type 2 Diabetes mellitus, Heart disease, certain type of cancer, sleep apnoea and osteoarthritis. In 2016 more than 1.9 billion adults aged 18 and older were overweight of which over 650 million were obese. This represents about 39% of adults with overweight and 13% of them obese. Considering the disease burden in India, according to National Family Health Survey 2007 it was estimated that 12.1 % of males and 16% of females were overweight or obese and in Karnataka it was 14% of males and 17.3% of females. Obesity one among lifestyle disorder hence proper ahara, vihara is essential in order to prevent it. In Ayurveda ahara (food) is mentioned as one among the trayauapastambha (three sub pillars of life) which supports the body. So food plays a major role to preventing diseases like obesity. Along with ahara improper vihara (life style) also plays a major role in incidence of obesity. Now a days due to sedentary lifestyle during domestic and occupational activities leading to lifestyle disorders like Obesity. So it is importance to stress on lifestyle modification. Present study highlights on role of diet and lifestyle modification in Obesity.