2022, Vol. 7, Issue 2
Riyazat (exercise): An ancient gem of Unani regimenal therapies for preservation of health
Author(s): Saad Ahmed, Shamim, Lubna Fatima and Nazim Saifi
Riyazat is a planned, structured and repetitive bodily movement that is done to improve or maintain physical fitness and overall health. It plays an important role not only in maintaining good health but also in preventing and curing certain ailments as well. Lifestyle diseases are ailments that are primarily based on the day to day habits of people. Lack of exercise and habits that detract people from the activity and push them towards a sedentary routine, these are the major causes which serve as an important factor in the rising prevalence of lifestyle diseases. Some of the emerging lifestyle diseases are obesity, hypertension, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, joint diseases and psychological disorders. Mortality and morbidity rates have also increased with increasing levels of these diseases. Frequent and consistent exercise helps in the prevention of these diseases. It helps in maintaining or losing weight, improves metabolic function and mental health by reducing stress. In this paper, ancient Unani literature and modern scientific literature regarding the benefits of Riyazat (exercise) in different disease conditions are reviewed and an attempt has been made to showcase the different Riyazat techniques which may prove beneficial in different diseases.
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How to cite this article:
Saad Ahmed, Shamim, Lubna Fatima, Nazim Saifi. Riyazat (exercise): An ancient gem of Unani regimenal therapies for preservation of health. Int J Physiol Nutr Phys Educ 2022;7(2):01-07.