‘Consistency in the exercise helps you maintain both mental and physical health,’ says Dr Aditya Kelkar, phacoemulsification and vitreoretina surgeon at National Institute of Ophthalmology, who aspires to live a healthy life. He follows a strict fitness routine and never gives it a miss.
His fitness schedule involves three days of gymming and three days of running. Speaking about his fitness routine, Dr Kelkar said, “I run for around five kilometres, for three days in a week. Running helps in improving cardiovascular fitness. I have many friends, who help me in keeping up with my regular exercise schedule.”
He added, “Health is wealth. I had developed an affinity for exercise during my childhood. When there are days in which we work for more than ten hours, it is our fitness which helps us to keep our mind active for work. Gymming helps me in maintaining good muscle strength.”
He is an avid marathon runner and has run marathons in Mumbai, Pune and Goa. He is also an award winner and national level mallakhamb player. On weekends, he pushes himself further and runs for around ten kilometres. He also swims once in a while.
“In regard with my diet, I mostly avoid having oily food. But if I eat sweets or oily food, I ensure that I compensate for it by exercising,” he added.