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Eat right to stay healthy

Here are some tips from Leena Mogre on what to eat to stay healthy and fit.

health and fitness Updated: Dec 01, 2011 14:06 IST
Leena Mogre

My younger brother is 10 years old and 3’4”tall. He weighs merely 20 kgs and is very underweight. Please suggest a vegetarian diet for him.
Rohan
Dear Rohan, firstly the height is determined by one’s genetics and not the food they eat. Also, he is only 10 years old and still has years to grow. Some kids suddenly shoot up in height with changes in hormones. Let him maintain a healthy diet consisting of a good amount of proteins and carbohydrates. Also, he should have calcium-rich foods to keep his bones strong.

Hi, I am 21 years old. My height is 159 cms. I gained weight from 36 to 42 kgs recently. I’m a college student and wish to work in the airline industry. But to be part of the cabin crew, I need to put on five kgs more. Could you help me gain weight?

Akansha Baswant

SaladDear Akansha, if your college timings are not specific, carry small tiffins with you containing healthy items like jowar or bajra bhakris, wholewheat paneer sandwiches, lassi etc. Avoid fried and junk food. Send in your current diet, so we can give you a specific one that works.

Leena Mogre is the director of Leena Mogre Fitness and is an aerobics, power yoga and weight training expert. Her panel, comprising Dr Rakesh Nair (orthopaedics and sports medicine), Jaya Hiranandani (nutritionist), Kalpesh Vinerkar (exercise and sports training), Nikhil Mogre (sports specialist) and Rupali Gujar (diet and nutrition) will answer your questions.

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