Most of the causes of obesity and related problems discussed in the last issue can be eliminated or controlled by regular regimen of what one eats and what one does. Proper guidelines are available in healthcare centers and also in popular magazines on nutritious and balanced diet and practical ways to exercise and keep fit. However, one should be careful about what is really suitable for him or her and how to adopt it.
Excessive dieting or starving in the name of fast without proper guidance of a nutritionists might help weight loss but might also weaken the body and lead to problems like osteoporosis, in the later age because of deficiency of calcium and other vital elements and vitamins. Moreover, this 'fashionable' approach involves risk of disturbing the hormonal system too.
If one is not regular in the exercises, be that yoga-asanas, aerobics or practices taught in gymnasiums, one is most likely to regain the fat and body-weight lost after long efforts. The reason being that most of these (except yoga-asanas, if accompanied by pranayamas) remedies focus only at lessening the accumulated flesh and fat at the exterior of the gross (physical) body. Modern physiotherapies and fitness techniques also use 'liposuction'. In this method, the thick layer of fat in the abdominal region is 'sucked' or 'melted' (and hence excreted by the body with other fluids) by diathermy or some special machines. Similar effects are achieved by isallotherm treatment, deep heat treatment of steam bath, etc. But all these techniques provide only a temporary solution and the rebound effects of these are more rapid and intense. Therefore these cannot really be regarded as useful for getting rid of obesity.
It has been a common observation that those suffering from obesity are prone to gaining weight much rapidly than shredding it; they should therefore look for a remedy that attacks obesity at its root; as well.
Among the other causes of obesity discussed in the last issue, disorder of hormonal secretion is of maximum concern. Moreover, the disorder of hormonal secretion has deeper roots in the endocrine system and psychology. It could at times be the side effect of synthetic medicines or physiological disturbances caused by anti-contraceptive pills, steroids, or by pre-menopausal fluctuations, etc. But, more complicated are the cases of psychological aberrations and emotional complexities.