20 minutes of exercise beneficial to combat inflammation

Inflammation is a necessary part of the body's immune response, but too much inflammation can lead to disease

20 minutes of exercise beneficial to combat inflammationThe long-term health benefits of physical exercise are numerous; they include reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease, improving metabolism and weight control, as well as generally strengthening the heart, muscles, and bones. According to the United States Department of Health and Human Services, a regular dose of physical activity also lowers blood pressure, and reduces […]

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, […]

Mumbai Marathon: 3 months post liver transplant, ‘he’ is ready to run

Three months ago, Sandeep Kalsiwal, a Jalgaon resident underwent liver transplantation. Now, Sandeep is planning to participate in the Mumbai Marathon which will be held on January 21. Sandeep’s vital decision will inspire many and will help to create awareness regarding the organ donation

Mumbai Marathon: 3 months post liver transplant, ‘he’ is ready to runPeople across the city, nation and the world are gearing up for the upcoming Mumbai Marathon scheduled on January 21. The runners are occupying tracks in parks, roads and beaches.  To create awareness on healthy lifestyle and liver ailments, the nephrologists from the private hospitals, the liver donors and the recipients will also participate in […]

‘Gymming and running are my two pillars of fitness’

Dr Aditya Kelkar is a phacoemulsification and vitreoretina surgeon at National Institute of Ophthalmology. He aspires to live a healthy life by following a strict fitness routine and never gives it a miss. He is also an avid marathon runner

‘Gymming and running are my two pillars of fitness’‘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 […]

Know about the health conditions and pain on top of the foot

Pain on top of the foot may seem like an unusual location, particularly if no obvious injury took place there. However, this area can be affected by a variety of conditions and injuries beyond a bone fracture or bruise

Know about the health conditions and pain on top of the footThe foot has a complex set of tendons, muscles, joints, and bones that enable it to work properly, as well as withstand walking, standing, and other everyday movements. Many health conditions and injuries, however, can upset the foot’s movement and balance, causing problems and pain. Most foot pain requires, at the very least, rest and […]

Inspiring: Once wheelchair bound, she is now set to participate in Comrades Marathon

What would you do, if you are told that you would be wheelchair-bound and you would never be able to walk without using a support? You may be cry, lose hope or give up. But, a woman from Pune proved everyone wrong with her 'Never say never attitude'. With her sheer dedication, efforts, determination, devotion and perseverance she went on to climb Mt Everest. Now, the go-getter has qualified for the Comrades Marathon, which is the world's largest and oldest ultramarathon race with an aim to put up a good show

Inspiring: Once wheelchair bound, she is now set to participate in Comrades MarathonIn the year 2011, during Diwali, Aparna Prabhudesai, a 47-year-old Pune resident, suffered her first fracture while starting her bike. Before she could evwn recover from it, within next the 2 months, she had three more fractures. Life took a U-turn when the doctors told her that she would never be able to walk without […]

Fitness mantra: Dr Muffazal Lakdawala reveals how he keeps his weight in check

India's leading Bariatric Surgeon Dr Muffazal Lakdawala is the President of IFSO- Asia Pacific chapter. His clientele includes eminent personalities like India's Vice President Venkaiah Naidu, Nitin Gadkari, Union water resources minister and Ganesh Acharya, choreographer. He has also operated the late Eman Ahmed and actor Hrithik Roshan’s sister, Sunaina Roshan. He is the author of ‘The Eat-Right Prescription’, book and he has worked with countless people helping them save their health by eating right. Speaking to My Medical Mantra, Dr Lakdawala spilled the beans on his keep-fit formulas

Fitness mantra: Dr Muffazal Lakdawala reveals how he keeps his weight in checkIf you happen to meet Dr Muffazal Lakdawala, you are sure to get mesmerise by his charming persona and his impeccable fitness. He is passionate about nutrition and wellness, both personally and professionally. Dr Lakdawala who helps people to lose weight is also a fitness enthusiast and swears by his fitness and diet routine. Dr Lakdawala […]

Two doctors who survived cancer prepare for a marathon

Dr Deepali Deshmukh was diagnosed with blood cancer in July last year. After completing intensive chemotherapy for six months and recovering from the disease, while Dr Mitali Upadhye who had survived ovarian cancer in 2013

Two doctors who survived cancer prepare for a marathonCancer not only affects patients physically but also imposes immense mental stress upon them. During and after the recovery process, it is important for cancer patients to have strong willpower and a motivational spirit to live. Two doctors who have been cancer patients themselves, have set an example by how defeating cancer without letting it […]

25 tips for finding fun on the run

Running is boring. It's hard. It hurts. It's lonely. And it doesn't give you immediate results. Right? While we don't think any of these are necessarily good excuses (or altogether true!), we do understand it's not always love at first run for anyone who ever decides to lace up and hit the pavement

25 tips for finding fun on the run1. Forget the past: Whatever feelings or fears you associate with running — leave them in your dust! “Forget about the coach who made you run as a punishment,” says Sara Johnson, a coach at Reality Running. “Forget about those childhood memories of not being ‘the athlete.’ Just because running wasn’t fun for you in […]