Chennai, April, 2019: Celebrating World Health Day, Fortis Malar Hospital today conducted a unique camp to promote healthy living. The session organized at Nageshwara Rao Park, Mylapore saw doctors from Fortis Malar providing training on basic exercises to participants from across different age groups. Physiotherapist Mr Khashif, Fortis Malar Hospital, gave guidance to elderly walkers on basic exercises and motions to increase the body’s mobility and reduce joint and muscle injury. Mr. R Picchiah Kasinathan, Senior Dietician, Fortis Malar Hospital gave advice on foods that people can include in their diet to improve health and daily energy.
As part of the event, participants did an exercise of their choice for fifteen minutes and took a pledge to follow a daily exercise routine. Doctors explained every aspect of health benefits that could be achieved through means of simple exercise like walking, jogging and skipping etc. Additionally, the participants were given a general regime of physical activity that can be altered to each one’s need and followed on a day to day basis. The event ended with an interactive session with Dr Umar Nazeem, General medicine, Fortis Malar Hospital clearing the doubts of participants.
Commenting on the occasion Mr Khashif said “Everyone knows the importance of exercise and the benefits it can do to the body, but very few put this to practice. Daily exercises routine can go a long way in promoting good health and a positive lifestyle. Having a daily exercise routine is important, especially given that most jobs today are sedentary in nature.”
The World Health Day is a global health awareness day celebrated every year on 7 April, to mark WHO’s (World Health Organization) founding, and is seen as an opportunity to draw worldwide attention to a subject of major importance.