Sunday, May 1, 2011

Cycle for a healthy life

Healthy Life
According to a recent study conducted by the Columbia Asia Hospitals among corporate professionals, 33 per cent of people between the age groups of 21 and 30, and over 50 per cent of people between 31 and 40 years of age were reported to have abnormal cholesterol levels. The

primary reason for this abnormality is attributed to increased stress

levels, unhealthy lifestyle and negligible focus on exercise regimes.

Fast paced life along with a hectic schedule has resulted in physical fitness taking a backseat. Urban India is fast becoming obese. One of the easier and cost effective solutions is cycling, which is a great form of exercise that can be easily integrated in our daily routine. Keeping this in mind and to spread the message of healthy living, Columbia Asia Hospitals, organised a cycling event titled ‘Tour De Fitness 2011’ on Sunday.

The event was flagged off by Transport Commissioner and cycling enthusiast, Bhaskar Rao and renowned athlete, Reeth Abraham. The event began from Kanteerva Stadium and culminated at Columbia Asia Referral Hospital, Yeshwanthpur.

More than 1,000 people from different organisations, professional cycling associations, as well as amateurs participated in this event. Adding to the fun element of the event, participants were also given a chance to win special prizes which were handed out during the event.

Anunay Sinha from Ranchi, who has shifted recently to Bangalore, participated in the event. He said, “I hardly get time to exercise due to hectic work schedule. Such events emphasise the importance of healthy living and make people to sit up and take notice. ”

Speaking on the occasion, Tufan Ghosh, CEO, Columbia Asia Hospitals, said, “We, at Columbia Asia are committed towards building a healthy society and this is a small effort in this direction. We are pleased that Bangaloreans participated in large numbers and took a pledge to lead a healthy lifestyle.”

“The rigours of a fast-paced lifestyle manifest itself into a number of lifestyle diseases. Fitness has taken a backseat triggering multiple health issues.” said Jairam, Group Medical Director and Chairman of Columbia Asia Hospitals.

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