A flat tummy was considered as a sign of penury and starvation by the old fashioned, but not any more! If tummy tucks, the latest fad doing the rounds is any indication, the day is not far off when the fashion conscious youth wouldn’t mind shelling out a fortune to get a perfect tummy line.
‘Bariatric Surgery,’ as it is medically known, can reduce the size of the stomach, which enables the person to cut down on his food intake. Apart from ensuring drastic weight loss, Bariatric surgery also give a perfect figure.
Koshy George one of the most popular bariatric surgeons in the state gets a regular clientèle from far and wide and help people manage their weight through this surgical procedure. People often consult him inspired by the amazing results that this surgery has made in the lives of others. Obesity has become a modern life style disease among the city dwellers that is mostly because of the fast food culture and sedentary life style.
India and South Asia now have almost as bad an obesity problem as the US, where 60 percent of all adults are obese. Since 2011, WHO has recognised obesity as a disease.
Though genetic factors play a role in making someone obese, change in life styles have evolved to be the main causes of obesity. This surgery has helped even the diabetic patients to stop medications or cut down the dosage. The surgery , which just costs around 2.50 lakhs works out much cheaper than in many foreign destinations as well. Bariatric Surgery,’ a could thus be the latest fad in health tourism itineraries in Kerala in the days to come.
Fitness regimens of Kochites are no longer just early morning strolls or a bout of tennis in their patio! City folks have plunged head long into some of the latest training modes from aerobics to weight training and more. The six pack abs of matinee idols and pin up models has gone a long way in inspiring the city folks to notch up the ‘look good’ factor as never before. Almost all the city folks irrespective of age or sex have fallen head over heels on the fitness fad. The latest catchphrase of Kochites seems to dress better, to look great and to feel good. People are ready to experiment new techniques and state of the art facilities, which were not thought possible a few years back; even though it might mean breaking their bank.
Kochi of today is a happening place for fitness buffs and nearly every health conscious men and women make sure to work out in a gym at least 5 times a week. There are dime a dozen fitness centers such as Zest for Life, one of the earliest fitness centers in the city. In addition Rajiv Gandhi Indoor Stadium is a haven for fitness freaks as it has an array of impressive line up of activities such as tennis, swimming and weight training for its privileged members. Kochi is festooned with many body building gymkhanas as well, which pack a punch to the abs building dreams of Kochites. Weight lifting has caught up the fancy of even women today, which spells out the dramatic change Kochi has witnessed it the fitness segment in the recent past.
Aerobics and machine based training are hot favorites among all classes and there are qualified trainers to ensure that the users get the maximum benefit. Pilates is a relatively new concept that is used in perfecting the mind- body co-ordination. Did you know that dance, Yoga or sports are the best options of cardio exercises? Exercise is not everything about making you trim and prim but also in making you feel good. Remember, obesity is more of a medical problem rather than just a cosmetic problem.
There are many innovative work outs like the pool aerobics offered by Talwalkar fitness centre, which conduct aerobics steps in a swimming pool making it fun and effective all at once. Medicine balls or bands, used to firm up the lower back are some other piping hot options. It works magic on your spine and what more, all these widgets are easily available in the local sports stores.