On April 7, the world celebrated World Health Day (WHD) to commemorate the founding of the World Health Organization (WHO) in 1948. While the daily hustle and bustle of life can distract us from taking care of our health, it is essential to prioritize it. Unhealthy habits such as a sedentary lifestyle, excessive screen time, and high-carb diets can lead to various health problems, but incorporating exercise and a balanced diet can improve overall health.
Cityspidey interviewed some residents of Delhi NCR to discover their approaches to maintaining good health.
Aradhana Das Sinha, a Dwarka resident and Odissi Classical Dancer & Cyclist emphasized the importance of physical activity. She said, "Being fit is essential for a healthy mind and body. We should dedicate some time to activities like walking, running, cycling, yoga, or Zumba." She also highlighted that exercise can boost the immune system, helping the body fight off diseases.
Sumit Vadhera, a resident of Dwarka Sector 22, used to prioritise his mental health over physical health until the COVID-19 pandemic hit. He now understands the importance of and incorporates exercise into his daily routine. "I used to cycle, but now I go to the gym every morning and take regular walks in the evening to stay in shape," he said.
Neha Raizada, a Dwarka resident and cyclist, runner, and counsellor, believes that people should focus on both their physical and mental health. "We should be mentally strong to handle life's challenges and keep our bodies in good shape," she said. She emphasized the importance of daily physical activity and a healthy diet, encouraging everyone to start with any form of exercise.
Shubham Singh, a 29-year-old resident of block I, Beta 2, Greater Noida, recognizes the impact of good health on overall well-being. "Health affects work, stress, opinions, and other aspects of life," he said. "Everyone should exercise, eat well, and practice yoga for mental peace to maintain excellent health." He also emphasized the significance of mental fitness, given the stress faced by the current generation.
Dr. (Lt. Col.) Ram Ratan Singh Nara, VSM, Director of Ward 2 Sector 28 Noida, is 86 years old but can match the physical fitness of a 70-year-old. He attributes his good health to his lifestyle choices. "I started doing yoga in 1976, which gives me physical and mental peace. I follow a prescribed and restricted diet plan, exercise regularly, and do work that I enjoy," he said.