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Privacy Policy

Your privacy is important to HealthWorks Pvt. Ltd. This privacy statement provides information about the personal information that HealthWorks Pvt. Ltd collects, and the ways in which HealthWorks Pvt. Ltd. uses that personal information

Personal information collection
HealthWorks Pvt. Ltd. may collect and use the following kinds of personal information:
  • information about your use of this website (including [Helping you in your lifestyle disorder, guiding you to the right consultant and to help you better you
  • information that you provide using for the purpose of registering with the website (including [Name, Email address, Telephone number, referral contact and city
  • any other information that you send to HealthWorks Pvt. Ltd.

Using personal information
HealthWorks Pvt. Ltd. may use your personal information to:
  • Administer this website
  • Personalize the website for you
  • Enable your access to and use of the website services
  • Publish information about you on the website
  • Supply to you services that you purchase
  • Send to you statements and invoices
  • Send you marketing communications

Where HealthWorks Pvt. Ltd. discloses your personal information to its agents or sub-contractors for these purposes, the agent or sub-contractor in question will be obligated to use that personal information in accordance with the terms of this privacy statement.

In addition to the disclosures reasonably necessary for the purposes identified elsewhere above, HealthWorks Pvt. Ltd. may disclose your personal information to the extent that it is required to do so by law, in connection with any legal proceedings or prospective legal proceedings, and in order to establish, exercise or defend its legal rights.

Securing your data
HealthWorks Pvt. Ltd. will take reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information.
HealthWorks Pvt. Ltd. will store all the personal information you provide [on its secure servers.
Information relating to electronic transactions entered into via this website will be protected by encryption technology.

Cross-border data transfers
Information that HealthWorks Pvt. Ltd. collects may be stored and processed in and transferred between any of the countries in which HealthWorks Pvt. Ltd. operates to enable the use of the information in accordance with this privacy policy.

In addition, personal information that you submit for publication on the website will be published on the internet and may be available around the world.

You agree to such cross-border transfers of personal information.

Updating this statement
HealthWorks Pvt. Ltd. may update this privacy policy by posting a new version on this website.
You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are familiar with any changes.

Other websites
This website contains links to other websites.
HealthWorks Pvt. Ltd.is not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of any third party.

Contact HealthWorks Pvt. Ltd.
If you have any questions about this privacy policy or HealthWorks Pvt. Ltd. treatment of your personal information, please write:
  • by email to info@myhealthworks.in

Obesity

Obesity is a leading cause of preventable illness and death. In recent years, the number of overweight people in industrialized countries has increased significantly, so much so that the World Health Organization (WHO) has called obesity an epidemic. In some countries, over 50% of the adult population is overweight

People who are obese are at a much higher risk for serious medical conditions such as high blood pressure, heart attack, stroke, diabetes, gallbladder disorder, and different cancers than people who have a healthy weight.

Causes of Obesity

Obesity occurs when your body consumes more calories than it burns. In the past, many people thought that obesity was simply caused by overeating and under-exercising, resulting from a lack of will power and self-control. Although these are significant contributing factors- obesity is a complex medical

problem that involves genetic, environmental, behavioral, and social factors. All these factors play a role in determining a person's weight.

Recent research shows that in some cases, certain genetic factors may cause the changes in appetite and fat metabolism that lead to obesity. For a person who is genetically prone to weight gain (e.g., has a lower metabolism) and who leads an inactive and unhealthy lifestyle, the risk of becoming obese is high.

Environmental and behavioral factors also have a greater influence - consuming excess calories from high-fat foods and doing little or no daily physical activity over the long run will lead to weight gain. Psychological factors may also foster obesity. Low self-esteem, guilt, emotional stress, or trauma can lead to overeating as a means to cope with the problem.

Symptoms and Complications of Obesity

The health risks associated with obesity include:
  • breathing disorders (e.g., sleep apnea, chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder)
  • certain types of cancers (e.g., prostate and bowel cancer in men, breast and uterine cancer in women)
  • coronary artery (heart) disorder
  • depression
  • diabetes
  • gallbladder or liver disorder
  • Gastro Esophageal Reflux disorder (GERD)
  • high blood pressure
  • high cholesterol
  • joint disorder (e.g., osteoarthritis)
  • stroke

High blood pressure, high cholesterol levels, breathing problems, and joint pain (in the knees or lower back) are common. The more obese a person is, the more likely they are to have medical problems related to obesity.

Aside from the medical complications, obesity is also linked to psychosocial problems such as low self-esteem, discrimination, difficulty finding employment, and reduced quality of life.

Diagnosing Obesity

The diagnosis of obesity is usually based on a physical examination and a patient history (i.e., eating and exercise habits).

A measurement called the body mass index (BMI) does not directly measure body fat, but it is a useful tool to assess the health risk associated with being overweight or obese. A BMI of 18.5 to 24.9 is considered within the healthy range. The BMI is calculated using kilograms (kg) and metres (m) instead of pounds (lb) and inches/feet.

Treating and Preventing Obesity

Changing your lifestyle
Obesity is managed and treated to decrease the health risks caused by obesity and to improve quality of life. An appropriate weight management program usually combines physical activity, healthy diet, and change in daily habits. Other programs may also involve psychological counseling and, in some cases, drug therapy. Losing weight and keeping it off is very challenging because lifestyle and behavioral changes are required.

What's important is to eat a healthy, balanced diet. The body needs a minimum amount of energy from food to function normally. No daily diet with less than 1,000 to 1,200 calories should be used without medical supervision. "Crash diets" are never successful in the long-term because once the diet is stopped, the weight usually comes back. To lose weight successfully, and to maintain a healthy weight, requires lifelong changes in eating and exercise habits as well as an understanding of emotional factors that lead to overeating. It also involves setting and achieving specific and realistic goals.. Behavioral therapy or modification can also help. Seeing a therapist or counselor can help you understand the emotional and psychological reasons for overeating and can teach you ways to manage your eating triggers.

Regular physical activity is an important part of weight management. In addition to managing weight, exercise also improves overall health and can help reduce the risk of disorders such as certain cancers, heart disorder, and osteoporosis.. It can be as simple as climbing the stairs instead of taking the elevator, walking or cycling to work and leaving the car at home, or going for a walk at lunchtime with coworkers. What's important is to add exercise to your daily routine, and to work towards a higher activity level. Choose activities and exercises you enjoy.

Medical intervention

Medications may be part of a weight management program. . They're generally used in combination with a proper diet and exercise program. They are only for people who are classified as obese (i.e., those with a BMI over 30), or people with a BMI of 27 and extra heart disorder risk factors such as high cholesterol or diabetes.

Surgery is only considered when other weight management options have not been successful. There are many forms of obesity surgery, but often surgery reduces the size of the stomach so that only a small amount of food can be eaten comfortably. Some of the terms used to describe the surgeries used to treat obesity include:

  • gastric surgery
  • gastric bypass surgery
  • laparoscopic band surgery

Yoga for obesity

  • Uttanpad Chakrasana
  • Akarna Dhanurasana
  • Sarwangasana
  • Ushtrasana
  • Halasana
  • Udarsanchalan
  • Matsyasana
  • Trikonasana
  • Ardhamatsyendrasana
  • Veerasana
  • Paschimottasana
  • Shavasana