Currently, over 20% of all Indians under 50 are either obese or overweight with obesity affecting up to 70% of the populations in our biggest cities. This trend indicates that lifestyle factors are likely to be the main reason for the increase in obesity in India. A Body Mass Index (BMI) between 25 and 30 indicate that the individual is overweight while a BMI over 30 is considered obese.
Madhavbaug’s obesity management program helps reduce body weight which in turn lowers the risk of heart disease, diabetes, cholesterol, and high blood pressure. These programs are based on individualized diet and exercise plans along with Ayurvedic treatments and yoga. A healthy weight loss plan that provides a 10% reduction in body weight can translate to a 5 mmHg decrease in blood pressure, a 5 mg/dL increase in HDL (good) cholesterol, and a 40 mg/dL decrease in triglycerides. Ayurvedic and yoga therapies have a synergistic effect and increase the benefits of these holistic weight loss treatment programs.