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How to control Cholesterol

High cholesterol cannot only be managed by merely taking pills. One has to improve his dietary habits and has to take care of daily regimen too.

High cholesterol levels are usually associated with overweight. To keep the weight in control one has to follow strict exercise schedule. Swimming, Aerobics , outdoor games, or any game of your choice can be highly beneficial. Walking or jogging especially early in the morning adds to the impact .If one is looking for icing on the cake and needs an impeccable result he or she has to practice yoga judiciously.

Level of the exercises has to be increased step by step . You can’t achieve your goal in a single day .One has to be patient. If an individual is going for a walk for 20 minutes ,the duration should remain the same for one week. Gradually increase the time at weekly interval Avoid hilly and bumpy terrains. Exercise regimen should not be confined to a fixed set of exercises. Try to bring a change so that one does not get bored and one’s daily schedule becomes jaded and loses luster. Don’t get overenthusiastic and carried away. Don’t try to do all the exercise in one go.

  • Lifestyle changes
  • Give up smoking.
  • Alcohol intake has to be minimized.
  • Take balanced fat free healthy diet.
  • Enhance physical activities and exercise.
  • Keep the body weight in proportion.

Yoga has an important role to keep the high cholesterol in balance.A few yoga asanas which are highly effective are

Kapalbhat Pranayama –Skull Shining breathing technique – This technique improves the digestive tract functioning. It increases the metabolic rate due to dispersing of toxins and helps in the reduction of weight.

Chakrasana -Wheel pose This pose massages the abdominal organs and thus alleviates constipation. It improves the function of liver and helps to get rid of excessive cholesterol and fat.

Shalabhasana ( Locust Pose) This asana helps to strengthen the back shoulders and arms .It improved digestion by stimulating the abdominal organs.

Pashimottanasana ( Two legged forward bend) It stimulates the liver and kidneys , reduces the excess fat from abdominal region and reduces obesity too.

Sarvangasana ( Shoulder Stand) It is an excellent asana to maintain the mental and physical health .It is also dubbed as the Queen of Asanas. When one balances the whole body on the shoulders which helps and influences the functioning of all parts of the body.

Ardha Matsyendrasana- It stimulates the liver and plays a role in indigestion, it also massages the abdominal organs. It makes the spine more flexible.

  • Increase fibre consumption in your diet.
  • Increase low fat cheese and Yoghurt in your diet.
  • Fish should be eaten twice a weak.
  • Processed food should be avoided