#FitIndiaMovement: Simple living and healthy eating is Dr TP Lahane’s fitness mantra

It is doctor’s responsibility to taking care of patients. Sometimes doctors tend to ignore their health. But, Padma Shri Awardee Dr TP Lahane is an exception. Dr Lahane is a go getter, fitness enthusiast and a discipline eater who never gives his workout a miss. According to him, staying fit; can only pave a way towards a healthy life. While speaking to My Medical Mantra, Dr Lahane revealed his stay-fit formulas


Dr TP Lahane, the Joint director of Directorate of Medical Education and Research (DMER), needs no introduction. He is a ray of hope for many patients and a perfect role model for the budding doctors. Dr Lahane believes in simple living and healthy eating and makes sure that he practises what he preaches.

Dr Lahane has undergone kidney transplantation. But now at 59, his fitness level is impeccable. He begins his day at 6:00 am with his workout. “At 6:00 to 7:00 am, I hit the gym. For three days, I do cardio. The other three days I focus on abs. After going back home, I eat 3 egg whites.When I have to go for the camps, I make sure that I  jog. I like to bring variations in my exercise routine. So, to break the monotony, I try my hand at cycling. Exercise helps me stay calm and composed,  active and positive.”

Dr Lahane perfectly strikes the work-life balance. Even in his hectic schedule, he follows his fitness routine religiously. At 8:00 am, he goes to the hospital and carries on with his usual routine. After taking a round in the hospital he eats his breakfast. “For breakfast, I eat half jowar bhakri with subzi and I prefer leafy vegetables.”

For three days in a week, he treats patient and other three days, he performs surgery. He is a mindful eater and follows a well-balanced diet. He avoids eating outside. Oily, spicy and junk food is a strict no-no for him. “I eat MY lunch around 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm. It consists of half jowar bhakri and sabzi. If I feel hungry, I eat fruits in the evening. My dinner consists of salad, half jowar bhakri and subzi. I do not eat rice at all.”

Dr Lahane signs off by advising people to eat healthy and exercise regularly.