Sunday, March 4, 2018

The article below penned by my uncle is in Bengali and is a philosophical one, somewhat away from his favorite subject 'health'- for Bengali readers only.

Friday, October 6, 2017

How to Avoid Admittance
into the Medical Malls
Chikitsa Vyapar Mandi

By A.N. Mukherjee

Due to increasingly intense pollution, adulteration and tension all the living being of our planet are in severe danger of total annihilation, if it is not checked well within a shorter period of time.  Human habitation has stupendously increased especially in our Country during the last several decades and our present social system has not been able to effectively manage to deliver the basic needs as yet. Attire, food and shelter are the prime need of the people, over and above our health, hygiene and education is equally important where our present system has grossly neglected; we too are equally responsible for this poor state of affair.

In a consumer driven economic system everything tends to become a commodity, the medical services have also become a covetable commodity, as a result, Hospitals, Nursing Homes, Diagnostic Centers are growing up like mushrooms. In view of this, it is extremely important to understand as to how we can avoid admittance into these Medical Malls. Since the moment you are admitted in these Medical Malls your body will be a commodity for them and with the help of which lacs of lacs of money will then be transacted. Keeping you in a state of mute spectator, only you would see your available funds getting meager and meager along with a lot of pain and pangs you are likely to suffer during the period.

The writer humbly claims to have found some solution to this plight for the society he belongs.

But of course there is absolutely no intention here to suggest that one should not avail the medical support system at all cost if the health condition so warrants.

To elaborate the factors required to be seriously considered for reducing the chances of getting ailments or indisposition every now and then.

Regular workout every day at least for about half an hour to forty five minutes. The time to be spent which includes brisk walking, stretching, resistance training like sit-up, push-up, pull-up, squat etc., free hand exercise Yoga etc. are effective stretching exercise.

Have to take care of diet, avoidance of unhealthy foods and not to indulge in binge eating.

One has to maintain the following fitness criteria –

a) Body Weight – (BMI 19 – 25)
BMI = (Weight in Kilograms) / (Height in Meters)2
b) Waistline Measurement – For Male Less than 40 inch, Female 35 inch
c) Air intake capacity of Lung – Expandability at least 2 inch
d) Flexibility – Ability to touch toes without bending the knees.
e) Muscle Tone – By regular resistance training like push-up, pull-up, sit-up, squat etc. the skeletal muscles can be kept toned up.
f) In case of hypertension/diabetes mellitus one has to take medical support for keeping those at normal level under Doctor’s advice.
g) Another aspect which needs to be taken care of is our mental faculty. We are not only a body but mind as well, and both are inalienable, hence one has to take care of mental health also so that it should be so stable as to be able to handle the tension of our daily life with a greater ease.
    To achieve a stable mind capable of countering disturbed situations a regular practice of Meditation, 15 to 20 minutes every day, is of great help for our psychological system.
    Since the process of meditation basically is a technique by which one can directly influence the central nervous system of our body.

If we can religiously and seriously follow the said regime, it is not at all difficult to maintain a healthy and happy life, irrespective of age and gender which we all fervently desire.


Thursday, June 29, 2017

              A.N. Mukherjee

Our life is like a pendulum which oscillates continuously between two extreme points; one extreme we may call is the CHANCE and the other extreme which we may call is CHOICE.

Now the significance of chance is that our existence into this world; or we can say that our living in this world is just a chance. Similarly the significance of the choice is our endeavour to exist.

Basically the choice is the moving force with which the pendulum’s oscillation is being sustained so as to be able to reach the other extreme; that is the chance of our existence.

In view of this, we must invigorate our endeavour for a healthy existence; as such any inadvertence in the endeavour will certainly result in substantial reduction in our chance of living in this world.

Hence we must methodically and regularly update our choice of healthy living and sincerely act on it.

Knowing thing and not acting on it is as good as not knowing anything. Therefore one must develop the habit of regularity, realization and responsibility. We are primarily responsible to maintain good health by adopting healthy lifestyle and food habits; otherwise we may have to finally admit in to CHIKITSA BYAPAR MANDI wherein lakhs and lakhs of money will be transacted out of our hard earned money making us a mute spectator of this illegal trade.

So far as to evade admission to the Chikitsa Byapar Mandi our regular work outs and proper food habits are the only salvation available.

Fundamentally we are all constitutionally different, as such, fitness type has to be oriented according to the age, our present physical condition and the ease with which the type that can be adopted. Self suggest or suggested fitness type carried out may not be good for elevating a good fitness level.

There is no point in suggesting an overweight person to start running or jogging for his weight reduction or a cardiac patient to suggest doing ‘Kapalbhati’ which may lead to an adverse effect on them.
In fitness activity there is absolutely no one-size-fit all proposition, therefore doing nothing is as bad as wrongly doing work outs; so it is essentially desired for an effective endeavour to sustain a longer healthy life span.

I, therefore, avidly beseech every one of us to sincerely devote at least 30 to 45 minutes to work out every day (at least five days in a week) as a sort of investment made for a healthy living.