Mother’s physical and emotional health during pregnancy has an effect on baby’s health

Athletes invest hours practising before a big game. Runners train for months leading up to a marathon. A mother-to-be should likewise prepare herself for the mental and physical rigour of pregnancy, labour and caring for a newborn

Mother’s physical and emotional health during pregnancy has an effect on baby’s healthDr Andrew Lutzkanin, a physician in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at Penn State Health, has a research interest in perinatal outcomes. He said the journey to motherhood taxes a woman in more ways than one. Because about half of all pregnancies nationwide are unintended, he said he doesn’t always have a chance […]

Marathon runners, here’s how you can avoid dehydration and over-hydration

A marathon runner’s sports performance is highly efficient when the runner is adequately hydrated. An excess or deficit of fluids can lead to fatal consequences

Marathon runners, here’s how you can avoid dehydration and over-hydrationRunning creates excess heat. This leads to sweating, a coping mechanism of the body to cool down. The blood fluid becomes thicker as a result of the decline in fluid content in the body. Greater force is required to pump blood through the veins. This overloads the heart eventually leading to a heart attack. “When […]

Can heart patients run a marathon safely?

An Indian dies of a heart attack every 33 seconds. Surprisingly, in the last few years recreational running is gaining popularity. We are determined to make running more of a lifestyle improvement, in order to benefit not only our physical body but also our heart

Can heart patients run a marathon safely?“As every runner knows, running is about more than just putting one foot in front of the other; it is about our lifestyle and who we are.”- Joan Benoit In 2004, when Mumbai marathon first began, the bookings were open till the day before the event. This year, the spots were filled 6 months in […]

Joining the fitness bandwagon this year? Here are tips to get you through

Participating in marathons, cyclothons and walkathons has indeed become the latest trend in metropolitan cities. With many fitness enthusiasts, athletes and people of all age groups participating in long & short distance events, numbers of participation platforms have also significantly increased. Smaller cities across the country are also joining the league to glorify the ‘thon’ trend

Joining the fitness bandwagon this year? Here are tips to get you throughWhile most participants in such events are equipped with the right knowledge and train much before the event, others seldom have any training or guidance, thereby upping their risk of injury. Here are a few tips one must follow to have an injury-free ‘thon.’ Do not take it sluggishly: One should not go from zero […]

Most common mistakes marathon runners make that can cause low back pain

Dr Rishita Shah, Senior Spine Specialist at QI Spine Clinic shares some common mistakes which can be easily avoidable for a healthy back this marathon season

Most common mistakes marathon runners make that can cause low back painWhile that may be true, there are several aspects apart from regular exercise that runners should keep in mind in order to avoid lower back pain. Eighty per cent of the world population suffers from back pain at some point in their life. Exercise is an ideal solution to this problem, making marathon runners free […]

Woman survives brain tumour, successfully runs a 21 kms marathon after 4 years

The 34-year-old woman from Guhagar, Ratnagiri who was paralysed since 2015, but she did not lose hope. Day-by-day, she worked hard to reach the goal which has set for herself. And finally, on Sunday, January 13, her efforts paid-off as she successfully ran the Pat Panhale marathon

Woman survives brain tumour, successfully runs a 21 kms marathon after 4 years“Over the years, I have believed that a person can achieve anything if they are brave, stubborn and determined. Doctors had left all hope when it came to her case. But, I did not lose hope and neither did my wife, I still trusted that she could recover. And through her immense willpower she achieved […]

Pune hospital organises marathon for organ donation awareness

Ruby Hall Clinic in Pune has organised ‘organ donation awareness marathon’. The funds raised through marathon will be utilised for the cause of organ donation. Also, a liver transplant recipient will be participating in the marathon

Pune hospital organises marathon for organ donation awarenessThere are millions of people in this country who need an organ for survival. If they get an organ, they can get a new life. Each year, hundreds of people die while waiting for an organ transplant. There is a shortage of organs, and the gap between the number of organs donated and the number […]

Mumbai Marathon: ‘Make Mumbai disability free’

Sunday’s Tata Mumbai Marathon ended with a bang. An interesting group participated with an aim to raise awareness regarding Jaipur foot. As a symbolic gesture, 77 participants wore a cap with ‘I love Jaipur Foot’ caption on it

Mumbai Marathon: ‘Make Mumbai disability free’If you hit the road to witness or participate the Tata Mumbai Marathon on Sunday, you would have seen two tall men on stilts, who walked along the dream run track with a banner, “Make India disability free”, for the inclusion of people from all walks of life. The idea, according to them is about creating awareness. […]

Mumbai Marathon: Over 2,300 Marathoners get back on their feet

 Asian Heart Institute (AHI) the medical partner to the Tata Mumbai Marathon, helps over 2300 marathoners get back on their feet at the TATA Mumbai Marathon 2018.  In general, a majority of the cases were of muscle cramps, dehydration, minor injuries and exhaustion. 15 runners who suffered from dehydration were given intravenous fluid therapy at the medical base camps and were sent back. Physiotherapy treatment was also given to several runners

Mumbai Marathon: Over 2,300 Marathoners get back on their feet  AHI had set up 11 medical aid stations all along the route for any first aid requirements; 2 base camps (of 40 and 20 beds each) at the start/finish equipped to handle all emergencies. Total participants: 44,407. Participants needing medical assistance: 2300. Percentage  of participants needing medical assistance: 4.57%. The hospital deployed 11 cardiac ambulances […]

Mumbai Marathon: ‘We are well equipped to handle any kind of medical emergency’

With the Tata Mumbai Marathon round the corner, organisers of the marathon are taking precautionary steps, for the benefit of the participants. A dedicated team of doctors at the Asian Heart Institute is gearing up for the grand event to be held on January 21, 2018

Mumbai Marathon: ‘We are well equipped to handle any kind of medical emergency’The Asian Heart Institute (AHI) has been the medical partner for the Mumbai Marathon for the past fourteen years in succession. From AHI, 70 rehabilitated cardiac patients (13 half marathoners and 57 dream runners) are participating in the marathon this year. Dr Ramakanta Panda, Vice Chairman, Cardiovascular and Thoracic surgeon, Asian Heart Institute, Mumbai says, […]