Being fit isn’t a trend; it’s a lifestyle. Artemis Hospital Gurgaon is jumpstarting a fitness movement in India through several initiatives like health awareness camps, fitness boot camps and the Personal Health Record (PHR) app.
Emphasizing upon the importance of a healthy lifestyle, Dr.(Col.) Manjinder Sandhu from Artemis Hospital said, “Physical fitness is a must for living life to its fullest extent. Since our busy schedules are moving us towards a more sedentary lifestyle, there is a greater need than ever to increase the daily activity level to maintain both cardiovascular fitness and body weight.”
Studies have shown that people in India do not prioritize health and fitness. “Most people don’t go for regular health checkups. About 50 per cent people visit a doctor only when they are unwell. A major chunk of our populace lacks a proper fitness regime. While some people owe it to their busy lifestyle and work commitments, others choose not to make fitness a priority out of sheer unawareness,” said Dr Manjinder Sandhu.
Artemis Hospital Gurgaon has lately been organizing health camps to raise fitness awareness. “Most people think of workouts as a chore. We organize these camps to make them aware of the health and fitness challenges they might face 10 or 20 years from now. The sedentary lifestyle we live and the pollution we expose our lungs to, form the biggest health hazards we are facing today,” said another cardiology expert from Artemis Hospital, Dr Nidhi Rawal.
Doctors at Artemis Hospital are of the opinion that an individual should perform 30 minutes or more of moderate-intensity physical activity to maintain cardiovascular health. This should be accompanied with performing 1 set of 8 to 12 repetitions of resistance training to maintain and develop muscular strength and endurance. Flexibility training should also be performed daily, including stretches for all major muscle groups, in order to maintain mobility.
Apart from organizing health awareness camps and fitness boot camps, Artemis Hospital has also taken some notable initiatives to make people more open towards consulting doctors and taking regular health checkups. One of these is the Personal Health Record (PHR) app.
Launched in August 2017, Artemis Hospital PHR app provides the users a hassle-free medical experience. The provides easy access to a wide range of services like booking a doctor’s appointment, consultation through email, phone and video conference, medical services at home by professional medics and booking tailored packages for preventive health checkups.
Through these initiatives, Artemis Hospital is working quite fervently in the direction of making India a healthier nation.