Chandigarh, July 30
Experts and practitioners from specialised fields of medicine stressed for correct eating habits and an ‘alcohol-free’ lifestyle to ensure healthy and long life at a seminar on “alcohol and lifestyle diseases” organised here today.
Addressing the seminar, Dr Ravi Gupta, Medical Superintendent, GMCH-32, here, emphasised the importance of physical activities, especially sports, to ensure a disease-free lifestyle.
He said: “Due to sedentary lifestyle, the cases of obesity and diabetes are on the rise. India must have a public health initiative on the lines of ‘Let’s Move!’, which was started in the United States by former First Lady, Michelle Obama, which aims at reducing obesity and encouraging healthy lifestyle in children.”
Dr Gupta advocated the need for 2-3 hours of moderate intensity exercise in a week for a healthy life.
Members of the Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) discussed their personal experiences to achieve sobriety taking ‘one day at a time’ and advocated the need for people to come forward for help. A member of the AA said: “Alcoholism is a disease that can affect anyone. The problem is that our society treats it as a stigma. Our motto is ‘one alcoholic helps another’.” — TNS
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