Yoga for managing Anthropometric Measures in Adult Obese: A review based on RCTs

  • Neha Pathak Ph.D Scholar, Department of Yoga Science, University of Patanjali, Haridwar, Uttarakhand, India.
  • Abhishek K. Bhardwaj Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Patanjali, Haridwar, Uttarakhand, India.
Keywords: Obesity, Overweight, Anthropometry, Yoga, RCT


Excessive eating of energy-dense, nutrient less foods and inactive lifestyle has led to a pandemic of obesity worldwide. More than underweight, world’s population died due to overweight and obesity. There are many factors like stress, environmental pressure, sedentary lifestyle, genetic factors etc causes obesity. This review assesses the effectiveness of Yoga as an intervention for weight related problems and as a management strategy of obesity and its related symptoms. This review is specifically to evaluate the effect of Yoga program on various anthropometric measures related to overweight and obesity. This review conducted in wide range of databases including PubMed and Google scholar using key terms Yoga, obesity and overweight. Randomized control trials and experimental researches are included based on the relevance of this study. The study excluded inappropriate researches with no quantitative measures. Overall, the studies showed the Yoga program significantly effective as a therapy for managing obesity. For management and prevention of obesity there are very limited strategies having several adverse effects. Yoga has been used as an effective therapeutic tool to attain positive health and to enhance satisfaction towards own body. It gives a best means to attain full potential of individual’s body, mind and soul and plays a very considerable role in reducing anthropometric measures and body weight.


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DOI: 10.21760/jaims.8.9.26
Published: 2023-11-09
How to Cite
Neha Pathak, & Abhishek K. Bhardwaj. (2023). Yoga for managing Anthropometric Measures in Adult Obese: A review based on RCTs. Journal of Ayurveda and Integrated Medical Sciences, 8(9), 160 - 166.
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