The Problem of quantity and quality of food is as important for health as is the problem of physical exercise.No amount of exercise could proffer all the hygienic good it can if the quantity and quality of food remains unadjusted to individual physiologic need.
Especially in fighting constipation, food the right kind of food deserves proper attention.Bulk in the form of green leafy vegetables is as good for health as it is for curing constipation and thus for reducing weight.Cutting down the quota of essential nutrients with a view to reducing weight is unhygienic and even dangerous.
Food is a source of energy which no woman should overlook in her craze to look slim and sylphlike.It too often occurs that more women than is ordinarily believed deny themselves enough food in the false hope that it will lead to some reduction in the size of their figure.Unfortunately this assumption is so prevalent that girls even from their earliest teens begin to discard solid and sustaining food, and take to liquid or soft diet.
The consequence of such low, unbalanced and in adequate diet is that the pelvic development the mainstay of woman health, strength and beauty is arrested and though the girls may grow normally in other respects the size and strength of their pelvic organs remain like that of an immature of girl.Apart form the loss of proportion which an ill developed figure fosters there is also the added risk to health both of the body and the mind due to impaired functions of the ovaries.For it is a scientific fact that on the normal functioning of the ovaries not merely the health but also the charm, personality and behaviour of woman as woman depends.
In the light of the above the sane course of action would be to eat the right quality of food in the right quantities.Given adequate and balanced diet the individual has only to rely upon the influence or rational exercising to keep in check any tendency of the figure to outgrow the limits of changing fashion.Here it is that the yoga physical education and hygiene come to the help of the fair sex in an admirable way.What is more the yoga postural training offered in this work requires no accessories not much of personal guidance less of muscular exertion and the least of violence which is involved in the too frequent repetitions as happens to be the case with all other systems of physical exercise.