Look at Dr Borude from behind, and you would be muddled to know that it’s the silhouette of a 58-year-old man! He’s frisky and fighting fit. With a genetic heart ailment that came along his way when he was just 40 years of age, he still exercises his way to glory.
“I was always a fitness freak from the very beginning. However, what really changed my pattern of exercise was the time when I experienced a massive heart ailment when I was just 40. I couldn’t believe because I had a very controlled and healthy lifestyle. It was, a genetic condition, so I could do very little about it,” said Dr Sanjay Borude, a renowned bariatric surgeon in Mumbai.
However, he strongly believes his recovery from the ailment was due to his fitness. “I could pick up early signs of the disease only because I was fit. Even after my diagnosis, I maintain a very strict routine.”
At 6: 30 am in the morning, he starts his day by having a good breakfast. “I avoid junk food. I eat everything that’s homemade. I am an ardent fan of non-vegetarian food. I am a laparoscopic surgeon. So, I prefer to conduct operations in the morning which I scheduled from 8: 00 am onwards.”
Post the surgeries, he has a homemade meal. This is followed by his usual routine work. “I have three proper meals in a day. Since I am a heart patient, I have a specific cardiac rehab gym where I go to exercise. I do everything from cycling to jogging to individual muscle training — all of this thrice-a-week. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is very important.”
Dr Borude concludes by revealing his keep-fit mantra, “Eating right things, in right quantity and at right intervals.”