Obesity is a complex disease. Losing weight is best achieved when we proceed systematically. Yoga results on individuals showed significant improvements in muscle strength and endurance. Still, there is no significant gain in weight loss than a control group on a weight-loss dietary regimen alone. (Mahadevan et al., 2008)
A few scientific studies indicate that kapalbhati could help decrease abdominal obesity. A small trial with overweight doctors who performed kapalbhati did show that body mass index and abdominal skinfold thickness fell significantly. (Kekan, 2013)
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity (brisk walking, leisure bike ride, light swimming, etc.) and 75 minutes of vigorous (soccer, basketball, jogging, hiking, aerobics, etc.) activity in a week will help keep you in good health. Of course, the nature and extent of physical activity will depend on the individual’s actual physical condition.
Many people are looking for a silver bullet to quickly reduce weight with the least effort. They try a variety of weight loss supplements and medication. The thinking is also inherent in the question.
No, you cannot lose weight by doing yoga, tai chi, or cardio exercise in the gym for an hour, two hours, or more a day. Nor can you lose weight sustainably by diet plans sold by dietitians. Diet plans will help bring about temporary weight loss. Weight will revert to its original state after the diet plan regime ends. Weight loss is sustained through a systematic and comprehensive regimen supported by a physician, dietitian, and exercise specialist.