Yoga helps to fight against non-communicable diseases

Nov 9, 2017: Yoga can contribute to resilience against non-communicable diseases and can be used for preventing and controlling many other lifestyle ieases, Health Minister J.P. Nadda said on Wednesday. ‘Major non-communicable diseases like cancer, diabetes, cardio-vascular diseases, stroke and chronic obstructive lung disease are to a great extent due to unhealthy lifestyle. If the body is a temple of the mind, yoga creates a beautiful temple,’ said Nadda, who is leading the yoga session at 69th World Health Organisation (WHO) Southeast Asia region office (SEARO) summit. According to the minister, yoga can bring together body, soul and mind for a holistic approach to health and wellbeing, including the physical, mental and spiritual realms of the human being.

‘Yoga is not just a set of exercises. Rather, yoga is a philosophy of discipline and meditation that transforms the spirit and makes the individual a better person in thought, action, knowledge and devotion.’Nadda, at the session here, articulated the vision of the Indian government in the area of universal health care and its road map for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. The minister also received the certificate for Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus Elimination (MNTE) and Yaws-free India from the WHO. India was declared MNTE-free country in August last year and Yaws-free in May this year.

You should know that  yoga shouldn’t just be a fitness regime but it should be a way of life.While many of us resort to yoga as weight loss solution, there’s much more to it. From helping you lose weight to improving your mental well being,yoga is your one-stop solution for all the problems. If you are a beginner it is ideal to take it slowly and steadily . Ensure that you are equipped with all the proper resources like a proper yoga mat and a right yoga guru and maintain  hygiene before attending a yoga class. It is  also advised to wear proper clothes while performing yoga.

Source: IANS

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