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Benefit cuts for the obese in the UK

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The UK's Prime Minister David Cameron has ordered a quick review to assess whether it would be appropriate to withhold sickness benefits from those who are unwilling to accept help to lose weight.

In the medical journal The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology, experts said the only treatment for obesity that has been proven to be successful in the long-term is bariatric surgery, however celebrity yoga Trainer and holistic health consultant Subodh Gupta think otherwise.

Subodh said what is needed is right education and motivation instead of bariatric surgery or simply stopping benefits. He added that "people who puts on extra eight and become obese somehow starts believing that no matter how much effort they may do but they will still stay obese so definitely need motivation in addition to right education on how to loose weight. This way by losing weight it can also help to boost their confidence and self image. Just by going for bariatric surgery is a way to tell them their is no hope which is not correct in the long run."

It is still unclear how the government proposal would work. Whether people would be allowed to receive benefits after having tried and failed at health and diet programmes?

The number of people claiming sickness benefit for obesity reason is very low – only 1,780 people out of 2.5m who claim the benefits in total. In the meantime UK's government health advisors have said that morbidly obese people – those with a BMI of over 40 – should be given free flu jabs on the NHS.

The JCVI recommendation could see the morbidly obese, who are more vulnerable to flu infection, put into the same category as the over 65s. Evidence provided by Public Health England has indicated that morbidly obese people are more likely to suffer complications or die as a result of flu.

The UK's government is yet to decide whether to act on the advice.


Weight loss surgery is risky and not needed: Subodh Gupta

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A new weight loss surgery technique which involves no incisions and whole procedure via a tube passed down the throat is marketed nowadays as less risky form of weight-loss surgery. This surgery involves folding the stomach into pleats.

However according to celebrity yoga trainer Subodh Gupta, almost all weight loss surgeries are risky and not needed and unnecessary for tackling obesity and there benefits propagated are misleading instead all one need to fight obesity is healthy food.

Bariatric Weight-loss surgery is available on the NHS UK to those who are morbidly obese with a body mass index (BMI) of over 40 — or to those who have a BMI of 35 to 40, but whose weight is causing a serious health issue such as type 2 diabetes.

Thousands of people already have the weight loss surgery each year & recently, the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence proposed that those newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes who have a BMI of 30 or above should be considered for it, too.

Currently, the weight loss procedures most often use a gastric band that reduces the stomach size, so less food is needed to make you feel full. The other option is a sleeve gastrectomy, involving removal of part of the stomach.

However, these all weight loss surgery operation carries risk of infection, blood clots in the legs or lungs and internal bleeding, and many times Patients also need to stay in hospital.

According to Subodh Gupta "everyday new types of dangerous method are coming into the market for losing weight ranging from new drugs to weight loss surgery to tongue stitch. Weight loss surgery is gaining popularity despite being dangerous simply because of the misleading publicity by the obesity surgeons and associated drug industry in the media and unfortunately people are following in masses for dangerous procedures to lose weight instead of looking for simple, safe and free solution."

He added "Our body is made up of food which we eat during our day to day life. If we are overweight or obese at the moment that means the food which we eat is unhealthy." -So all we need to lose weight is to eat healthy food. It is really that simple."

Celebrity yoga trainer and holistic health consultant Subodh Gupta is the author of the weight loss book, “7 habits of skinny woman”.

He has been interviewed by various TV channels and his views and articles appear regularly in magazines and newspapers such as Telegraph UK, Times UK, Marie Clare, The Economics Times, London Paper, etc. in India and the UK.



Obesity increases cancer risk -latest research

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According to the latest statistics released by Cancer Research UK, obese women have around one in four risk of developing a cancer linked to weight gain in their lifetime. Out of 1,000 obese women, 274 will be diagnosed with a bodyweight-linked cancer in their lifetime in comparison to 194 women diagnosed in a group of 1,000 healthy weight women.

So Obese women have around 40 per cent higher risk of developing at least seven types of cancer in their lifetime including bowel, post-menopausal breast, gallbladder, womb, kidney, pancreatic and oesophageal types.

It is estimated that around 18,000 women develop cancer as a result of being overweight or obese each year. Around 12 per cent of postmenopausal breast cancers – a total of 5,269 women – are caused by obesity. It is the highest number of cases linked to obesity because the cancer is so common.

According to researchers 8.2 per cent of all cancers in women in the UK were caused by being fat. The study also found that around 4.4 per cent of all cancers in men were due to obesity.

Speaking on this research statistic Subodh Gupta celebrity yoga trainer and holistic health consultant based in London said that "all the lifestyle condition such as obesity and diseases even cancer are preventable." He added that “Eating healthy nutritious food is the simple and right solution to get rid of excess body weight effortlessly and become healthy forever.”



Yoga as part of education in India: RSS

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Praising the United Nation move to name June 21 as the ‘International Day of Yoga’, RSS (Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh) has urged that steps should be taken to promote Yoga in the social life by including it in the educational curriculum in India. RSS  top decision and policy-making body, Akhil Bhartiya Pratinidhi Sabha (ABPS) has passed a resolution on this.

Speaking on this occasion celebrity yoga trainer Subodh Gupta said, "Introducing yoga as a part of educational curriculam is a very good initiative to promote health and is in the national interest." He added "most of the anxiety and ill health in the human body are the results of stress and tension and yoga provide a safe and effective solution."

The ABPS urged the Union and state governments to introduce yoga as a part of the curriculum in education, support research in yoga and take all possible efforts for promoting yoga in social life. ABPS also appealed to “all the countrymen, including swayamsevaks, people of Bharatiya origin and yoga followers” to endeavour earnestly for spreading yoga for making the globe happy, healthy and sustainable.

RSS resolution also mentioned that “Yoga is Bharat’s civilisational contribution to the world.”

Proposal for an International Yoga Day by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his UN General Assembly speech last year had received an unprecedented response. Yoga is not limited to physical exercise but is essentially a holistic way of life leading to the union of body, mind, intellect and soul, the RSS resolution said.


Gastric bands for 13-year-olds is a dangerous step by NHS - Subodh Gupta

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Summary: According to celebrity yoga trainer Subodh Gupta, Gastric bands for 13-year-by NHS is a dangerous initiative which could have been easily solved by active life style and healthy food habits.

Celebrity Trainer Subodh Gupta

The numbers of people going for weight loss surgery have increased manifold in the 10 years and new guidelines will make millions more eligible. (The number of people offered obesity related surgery has risen from 509 people in 2003 to 24,440 over the past three years including 13 and 14-year-old boys).


Three million people suffer from Type 2 diabetes which is linked to weight gain and the operation reduce the size of a patient’s stomach so they physically cannot overeat and the NHS about £6,000 a time. Obesity related illnesses becoming the time bomb because of unhealthy food. As per the new guidelines from the NI Health and Care Excellence, up to a million more people could be offered weight-loss surgery, on the NHS.

It is strange that in many developing and under develop nations people are suffering because of hunger and in the advance nation such the UK and USA people are losing their health because of over eating and unhealthy food. Our body is made up of the food which we eat in our day to day life and if we are obese or overweight at the moment that means the food which we are eating is not healthy. It is that simple.


Unfortunately the marketing of unhealthy junk food is so powerful that people in the end ending up eating up unhealthy food.


Issued in public interest by Obesity Campaign UK.


Hilaria Baldwin yoga pose on train track dangerous

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Summary: It is unfortunate that Hilaria Baldwin is posting irresponsible and dangerous photographs of yoga pose which could be dangerous to so many people and may result in fatality.- yoga trainer Subodh Gupta

Aim of the Hatha Yoga system is to bring balance at the level of body and mind and to prepare body to achieve higher stage in meditation however it seems Hilaria Baldwin, wife of Alec Bladwin is determined to make it more of a dangerous mockery. Hilaria Baldwin posted this following picture on  Instagram writing: 'My intention is to promote health and encourage you to care for your body.


hilaria baldwin yoga pose dangerous


But point is how come doing dangerous headstand yoga posture on the railway track help people in promoting health?

This kind of photograph is completely irresponsible if at performed by any yoga trainer. There are three main risk involved here with that yoga pose.


(1)First many people try to copy if any famous person try to do any act and what if any other person get hurt on railways track with stones or train around

as any imbalance can be fatal for a practitioners.


(2)Hatha yoga is not acrobatic and the picture somehow suggest otherwise and infact may discourage some people  who otherwise may think of adopting healthy yoga system.


(3)Yoga pose Headstand in itself is very risky yoga pose (as it can lead to eye and neck related injuries) and all yoga posture need to be performed

with adequate safety precautions.


It is unfortunate that Hilaria Baldwin is posting this kind of irresponsible and dangerous photographs which could be dangerous to so many people and may

result in fatality.


Issued in public interest by yoga trainer and holistic health consultant Subodh Gupta based in London.


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