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Walking for a healthy lifestyle

Health and Fitness: Over the years, a drastic change has entered our lifestyle and odd working hours have further affected it. Earlier, a nine-to-five job meant that one could easily devote his mornings or evenings to health.

chandigarh Updated: May 12, 2014 13:14 IST
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Health and Fitness: Over the years, a drastic change has entered our lifestyle and odd working hours have further affected it. Earlier, a nine-to-five job meant that one could easily devote his mornings or evenings to health. But with the long hours and night shifts creeping in, very few have the privilege to follow a morning or evening fitness schedule.


But when the question is not only about living a life, but living a healthy life, one has to take out time from one’s busy schedule for workout. Also, if one is determined and passionate to have a healthy body, the workout is not limited to mornings or evenings.

One can enjoy it 24X7, and that too without pumping iron in the gym or travelling distances to attend aerobic classes. Cycling, walking, skipping or any other activity: wherever, whenever it suits you, sweat it out.

Hindustan Times brings you a fortnightly series on the fitness regimen of people, who come from varied professions and have different working hours.


When I was in my early forties, my mother was diagnosed with diabetes and that was the trigger for me to have a regular fitness regimen.

Since the next two generations run a higher risk of becoming diabetic, only a healthy and disciplined lifestyle can prevent or delay the onset of diabetes. Since then, morning and evening walks along with 30-to-45 minutes of yoga and stretching exercises, is part of my daily life.

Moreover, my maternal side has the tendency to put on weight. So my then incorporated fitness schedule helped me to have a slim waistline. Within a few months of starting regular walk and yoga, I lost eight kilos. After that the next target was to maintain it, which I am doing.

Apart from regular fitness, I do take care of my diet. I incorporate vegetables and fruits of five colours in my day’s diet.

For my face and eye muscles, I splash fresh water on eyes for 100 times in one sitting. One can start the splashing thing with five-to-six times and gradually keep on increasing it.


Readers' take

When I was in my early forties, my mother was diagnosed with diabetes and that was the trigger for me to have a regular fitness regimen. Since the next two generations run a higher risk of becoming diabetic, only a healthy and disciplined lifestyle can prevent or delay the onset of diabetes.
Monica Rajpurohit

It’s an incredibly inspiring article. Fitness in every age is the new mantra. Fitness is the secret to looking and feeling your best at any age than anything else. I struggled with weight all my childhood. I was at the end of my rope, frustrated with exercising, trying to eat right and not seeing any results. I blamed family genes. However I never gave up. Once I understood the science of food and workout and what it does in my body, I was finally able to overcome weight issues. Since April 2013, I have lost 10kgs. It feels almost like a miracle. I believe fitness come with no restrictions, one can choose to be fit in any age.
Ashina Anand

I have a sitting job, so to be fit I indulge in I have a sitting job and to be fit I indulge in many activities like, gym, swimming, jogging and morning walk. I go to gym six days a week and rest of the activities I do on alternate Sundays. I workout for 45 minute for strength training with machines and weight and at alternate days I follow cardio or abdominal workout.I take a very conscious diet to support my fitness plans. I believe that taking care of health is one of the best gratitude to parents and almighty.
Sanjay Singh