India has the dubious reputation of being called as the diabetic capital of the world, and obesity is spreading like an epidemic. Sedentary lifestyle, no exercise and absence of activity in the daily routine are the major contributors behind this.
Now, Master blaster Sachin Tendulkar has come forward to share his own fitness mantra to ensure that others can maintain their fitness and health.
While speaking at an event in Virar, Sachin stated, “We are a sports-loving nation and not a sports-playing nation and hence we somewhat lack in fitness. We are diabetes capital of the world, and we are number three in obesity.”
The cricket icon urged people to spend more time in the gym than at the dining table.
He added, “These numbers are not something one can be proud of and if we don’t change these numbers then there is no benefit of having a young population.”
He further mentioned that the time spent at the dining table and the gym should be swapped.
He shared an example, saying, “When we are in the gym, we are looking at the clock, thinking when my 20 minutes on the treadmill will get over and sometimes we leave it in 15 minutes.”
The former captain of India stated that we need to change this mind-set. He said, “When we are sitting at the dining table, we are looking at the kitchen (and thinking) when my next ‘Bhakri’ or ‘Paratha’ is coming. When we will swap this, five minutes more in the gym and five minutes less at the dining table, then automatically the health will improve,” he added.
“My new-year resolution is to encourage everybody and make India a sporty and sports-playing nation,” he concluded.