A Review on Role of Vyayama (Physical Exercise) in the Prevention and Management of Madhumeha (Diabetes Mellitus-Type 2)
Megha G. Pandya
Journal Title:International Journal of Ayurveda and Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Diabetes mellitus is a life style disorder prevalent in both developed and developing countries and has increased alarmingly, giving the disease the dimension of an epidemic. The aim of present study is to review the role of Vyayama(physical exercise) in the prevention and management of diabetesmellitus. In Ayurveda, the role of Vyayama(physical exercise) has been described elaborately as a part of Dinacharya(daily routine)and in the prevention as well as management of Madhumeha (diabetesmellitus). One classical quotation i.e. "Withdrawing of luxury to create happiness" mentioned by AcharyaVagbhatta is very classical for preventing D.M. During recent years, the association between physical activity and type 2 diabetes mellitus management has been assessed by a number of studies. Today, the beneficial role of exercise has been fully documented and exercise should be incorporated systematically in the prevention and treatment of patients with diabetes mellitus.