Yoga for Weight loss in Diabetes

With our unhealthy lifestyles, junk food, increase in stress levels, and no time for exercise diabetes has become common.It is affecting us at a much younger age than earlier. Kids have no time to go outside and play outdoor games and elders have no time to do exercises and no way of avoiding stress.

But here is the good news; a person once diagnosed with diabetes can lead a near normal life. So all that is to be done is some lifestyle changes .The most important thing is to lose weight, but you don’t have to lose lots of kilos to start reaping the benefits. Experts say that losing just 5% to 10% of your total body weight can help you lower your blood sugar levels considerably, increasing the insulin sensitivity in the cells, and as well as lower your blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Losing weight and eating healthier have effect on mood, energy levels and also make you feel good and confident about yourself.

Regular yoga practice helps in reducing sugar levels in blood as well as other symptoms of diabetes. Stress is one of the major reasons for this disease. It increases the secretion of glucagon in the body which increases blood sugar level. The consistent practice of yoga asana and meditation helps to reduce stress and also to improve the action of insulin. Since we know obesity is one of the major factors responsible for diabetes, to reduce weight Surya Namaskar and Kapal bhati pranayam are some of the most effective yoga poses known.

1.  Surya Namaskar. This asana we already discussed in detailed in our earlier issue. You can read by typing this URL in your address bar. http://thinkscience.in/?p=589 Continue reading Yoga for Weight loss in Diabetes