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When diet is wrong, medicine is of no use.
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Exercise & Ayurveda
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दोष क्षयो अग्निव्रुद्धिश्च व्यायामादृप्जयते||
Because of Exercise feel lightness in body,increases working capacity , gives beautiful shape to body, increases appetite ultimately improve of digestion which is key of healthy life.

Physical exercise is any bodily activity that enhances or maintains physical fitness and overall health and wellness but exercise doesn't mean always gymnasium or GYM.As we take every day bath,lunch,dinner as a same manner exercise should be most important factor of our daily life but it's all about our priority.

Rules of Exercise (According to Ayurveda)

Too much exercise can be damaging. Fatigue, lack of glow in the skin and face, Pitta and Vata aggravation, and strain on the respiratory and cardiovascular systems result from too much exercise. Modern research confirms that too much exercise can create free radicals and damage the body. Excess free radicals have been linked to over 80% of degenerative disease as well as premature aging.
According to Ayurveda you should not use more than 50% of your total capacity.And that capacity depends on daily fluctuations of energy, change of the seasons, age & body type.
How do you know if you're doing the right amount of exercise? As long as you feel energized and blissful, you are not going beyond what your physiology can sustain. If you feel strained and exhausted, you're doing too much. You can continue to exercise until you notice one of the following two signs of over-exertion:
1.Difficulty breathing through the nose. If you have to open your mouth to gulp in air, that's a sign that your heart is overexerted, the circulation system is taxed, and the coordination of heart and lungs is disturbed. Stop immediately.
2.Sweating on forehead or tip of nose. It's fine to sweat elsewhere in the body, but when you notice sweat in these two places, it's a sign that you are overexerted and should stop.

Health benefit of exercise

1.Physical exercise is important for maintaining physical fitness and can contribute positively to maintaining a healthy weight,building and maintaining healthy bone density, muscle strength, and joint mobility, promoting physiological well- being, reducing surgical risks, and strengthening the immune system.
2. Physical exercise is used to improve physical skills. Physical skills fall into the following general categories: Cardiovascular/respiratory endurance, Stamina, Strength, Flexibility, Power, Speed, Coordination, Agility, Balance, and Accuracy.
3. Frequent and regular aerobic exercise has been shown to help prevent or treat serious and life-threatening chronic conditions such as high blood pressure, obesity, heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, insomnia, and depression.
4.There are several possibilities for why exercise is beneficial for the brain.Examples are as follows:
a)Increasing the blood and oxygen flow to the brain
b)Increasing growth factors that help create new nerve cells and promote synaptic plasticity increasing chemicals in the brain that help cognition, such as dopamine, glutamate, norepinephrine, and serotonin.
c)Exercise alone is a potential prevention method and/or treatment for mild forms of depression.
d)Exercise every effective in case of insomnia.
e)Increases sexual stamina.
f)Every effective in obesity as all know this.
g)Increases skin glow and luster of skin.
h)You can feel full day fresh and healthy after exercise.
i)Improve digestive system of body which very important from health point of view.


Another important point is that exercise should be done regularly.atleast 5 to 6 day a week.
When to exercise
1. Time of day:
Mornings between 6 and 10 o'clock in the morning is the best time for doing something for one's fitness.
The evening is best suited for relaxation, rest, and recreation.
2.Time of year:
In summer one's daily work-out should not take place right in the midday heat. And in general one should take more exercise in autumn, winter and spring than in summer.
When or whom not to exercise
1.After lunch or dinner because exercise hampered blood supply of stomach.After a main meal wait at least 2-3 hours. But there is no objection to taking a slow walk after the meal, as an aid to digestion.
2.After sexual activity.
3.Those who have asthma, cough.
4.When feel weakness.
5.In tuberculosis.
6.Women should not exercise only lightly or not at all during menstruation, pregnancy, and for some time after childbirth. Certain yoga postures and antenatal or postnatal exercises are excepted from this, of course.
In short, choosing exercises suited to your mind-body type will give you the greatest benefits and enjoyment. If you are straining to follow a workout program for the sake of your health but aren't enjoying it, you are not likely to stick with it.
No matter what your current fitness level is, the key is to move your body and breathe. Develop a regular exercise routine and you will experience the flow of vital energy and fulfillment.


1.Pay attention to the 50% rule.
2.Regularity is the key to success.
3.Train between 6 and 10 in the morning.
4.Follow a healthy diet, and support mind and body with Ayurvedic food supplements.
5.It is important to have a relaxation phase after exercise.