Monday, 28 August 2017

Alternative Therapy, Yoga, the Integrated Form of Exercise for Weight Loss and Weight Management

Kyle J. Norton (Scholar, Master of Nutrients, All right reserved)
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Yoga, one of the ancient technique may have a therapeutic value in induced weight loss through improvement health behaviors and psychological well-being in obese patients, a renowned institute suggested.

Yoga, the accident technique practice for harmonized external and internal body well being, through breath control, meditation, bodily movement and gesture..... has been well known for people in Western world and some parts in Asia due to health benefits reported by various respectable institutes' research and supported by health advocates.

According to the Institute for Extraordinary Living, Kripalu Center, in a total of 35 overweight/obese participants attended the 5-day weight loss program, researchers found that after 3 months of treatment, attendees displayed improvements in nutrition behaviors, SC, mindfulness, stress management, and spiritual growth with a impressive ratio of 84%.

Dr. Braun TD, the lead author said, " Kripalu yoga-based, residential weight loss program may foster psychological well-being, improved nutrition behaviors, and weight loss".

Supportively, study of 30 males and 16 females, aged 17-20 yr)with 23 motivated subjects (15 male and 8 female) given yoga training and the remaining 23 subjects served as controls. conducted by the the Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), group attended yoga class showed a significant weight reduction at the end of the study in compared to control group, observed by Harvard step test.

Additionally, group with yoga training also showed a remarkable increase in respiratory pressures and endurance in 40 mm Hg test in both male and female subjects (P < 0.05 for all comparisons) which are indication of improvement in respiratory muscle strength.

Promisingly, An Ayurveda-inspired weight management curriculum (YWL) piloted in female yoga practitioners into 2 groups with Study 1 enrolled 22 yoga-experienced women (48.2 ± 14.3 years, BMI 30.8 ± 4.2 kg/m2) in a 10-week yoga-based program (YWL-YE) and Study 2 enrolled 21 yoga- na├»ve women (49.4 ± 10.7 years, BMI 35.5 ± 6.8 kg/m2) in a revised 10-week program (YWL-YN), showed that weight loss is found higher in YWL-YN (28.6%) than YWL-YE (18.2%) and both studies expressed a greater weight loss after 3 months of follow up with % of self-reported total body weight loss (%TBWL) reaching clinical significance (>5%).

Dr. Ross A, not the author in the studies said, "Yoga interventions improve obesity-related outcomes including body mass index (BMI), body weight, body fat, and waist circumference" and "...diverse behavioral, physical, and psychosocial effects that may make it a useful tool for weight loss".

Taking together,  there is no doubt that the greater weight loss of yoga participants  addressed an important issue -  weight loss program must accompany with change of social behavior, improvement of  physical, and psychosocial well being for achieving better outcome.

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Sources
(1) Psychological well-being, health behaviors, and weight loss among participants in a residential, Kripalu yoga-based weight loss program by Braun TD1, Park CL, Conboy LA(PubMed).
(2) Effect of six weeks yoga training on weight loss following step test, respiratory pressures, handgrip strength and handgrip endurance in young healthy subjects by Madanmohan1, Mahadevan SK, Balakrishnan S, Gopalakrishnan M, Prakash ES.(PubMed)
(3) Group-Based Yogic Weight Loss with Ayurveda-Inspired Components: A Pilot Investigation of Female Yoga Practitioners and Novices by Braun TD1, Park CL1, Gorin AA1, Garivaltis H, Noggle JJ2, Conboy LA3,4.(PubMed)
(4) A Different Weight Loss Experience: A Qualitative Study Exploring the Behavioral, Physical, and Psychosocial Changes Associated with Yoga That Promote Weight Loss by Ross A1, Brooks A1, Touchton-Leonard K1, Wallen G1.(PubMed)

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