Title : Yoga based therapeutic lifestyle (YBTL) for primary prevention of cardiovascular diseases (CVDs): A community-based approach
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a pressing concern in India, with an alarmingly high burden on the population. Ischemic heart disease and cerebrovascular conditions, such as stroke, contribute to a staggering 17.7 million deaths, making them the leading causes of mortality. Indians face unique challenges when it comes to CVD, including early age of onset, rapid progression, and high mortality rates. It is evident that the conventional risk factors fail to fully explain the increased risk observed, especially considering that Indians exhibit higher rates of abdominal obesity, hypertension, and diabetes compared to Western populations. In light of these concerns, it is crucial for the scientific community to explore alternative approaches to risk management. This article aims to bridge the gap between scientific evidence and clinical practice by introducing a yoga-based therapeutic lifestyle model for preventing & managing CVD.
Audience Take Away Notes:
- Yoga is non-invasive and very economic therapeutic modality which not only helps in preventing CVD’s but its also helps in preserving and promoting cardio- vascular health.
- This evidence-based understanding of yoga-based lifestyle would help audience to integrate preventive strategies in their practices to make it more effective.
- The idea of this research provides a wide venue for academicians, clinicians and researchers to explore the potential of lifestyle-based approach in CVD’s management.
- The proposed idea in my presentation would offer a practical solution in CVD risk reduction so that we can address this global challenge effectively.
- The idea of developing non-pharmaceutical alternatives for CVD risk reduction is innovative.