Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Your Way

We live our life in transactions. Tasks are lined-up in a queue. One follows the other, and we execute it like a robot. Each day is exactly the one before. While these tasks are important to achieve basic life skills, it is not an end.

Societal pressures and expectations define the trajectory of our transactions in life. Our life is spent in trying to achieve different levels set by society to prove that we are successful. Humans are gifted by God to dream! Live your dreams by working on them. And finally bring eternal happiness to self & society.

With New Year as an excuse, let’s relook and focus our energy in areas, which are our real lifeline.

Each one of us has some unique quality, which distinguishes us from the rest. In the rat race, we often forget to identify and hone this natural talent. Nurture this into your hobby or make this your livelihood. Your true bliss will come in spending time and energy towards this God’s gift.

It is critical that you identify & define your priorities, balancing self, family, work and society. Once it is defined, allocate time based on the importance you have given to each of them.

If family and health are high on your priority, then allocate and spend time to achieve those objectives. If you want to work for betterment of society, then start NOW. Do not wait towards the fag end of your life. Start contributing in a small way. It is important that you articulate these objectives to your family members and friends.

It is very easy to blame the current situation on your inability to achieve your stated objectives. We are all very good in that. But this is your life. If you want to live this on your terms, you have to learn to swim upstream. Take unconventional decisions, and follow your heart.

Life is incredibly short, so forgive quickly, kiss slowly, love truly, laugh uncontrollably and never regret anything that made you smile.

Have a meaningful new year!

To meet your objectives, stay healthy. Join the GetActive program, a step towards a physically active & a happy world.

Contribution: Mohammed Hussain Naseem – CEO |
2mpower Health Management Services Private Ltd.

Sunday, 9 November 2014

Binge Eating

As Indian middle class is burgeoning and we have disposable income, food industry has really blossomed. Every occasion is celebrated with food & more food. India already has the tradition of making exotic foods in festival times.

These festival times have become pervasive now. Every opportunity of good news – be it a birthday, promotion, salary hike, opportunity to travel abroad, clinching a sales deal, achieving a target, long weekend, quarterly bash in corporates or even break-up parties by young folks are occasions to eat with friends & families.

And food has to be loaded with sugar! Cakes have become everyday affair.

Unknowingly, we have inflicted on us this syndrome of binge eating. This starts from early childhood and continue to grow in adolescence & adulthood.

While we have more money to spend on food, we still are conservative in throwing away food. Hence, extra food that is ordered ends up in our stomach forcefully!

Binge eating is a mental disorder, with episodes of compulsive eating. It has become a common phenomenon in 85% of urban Indians, as per the recent report by WHO.

Fad of keeping oneself fit can only work, if people first attempt to correct this binge-eating phenomenon. Otherwise, all your fitness club memberships, New Year resolutions, investments in fitness bands like GetActive will remain ineffective. 

Let me share Do’s & Don’ts to achieve some control on binge eating:
  • Do not be the first to take food, prefer towards the end,
  • Take smaller helpings (half of your current size), and
  • Do not fool yourself by logging your food intake.

Get Active & stay fit. Join the GetActive program, a step towards a healthy & a happy world.

Contribution: Mohammed Hussain Naseem – CEO |
2mpower Health Management Services Private Ltd.

Monday, 13 October 2014

Weight Loss

Losing weight is the top most priority people have, when topic of health, wellbeing or fitness is discussed. This is true, because more than 90% people in our world, including our country are over-weight.

Hence, weight-loss industry is thriving. You have special weight-loss drinks, massaging devices, weight-loss spas, weight-loss centers, weight-loss diet program and what not. We all know that these are transient measures, not good for health. However, need for looking good or losing weight over powers these side effects.

Walking is a time-tested measure for losing weight. However, it takes time because most of us are not aware of certain ground rules, which expedite weight-loss scientifically without reaching a plateau. Let me share some recipes, which works for everyone:
  1. Everyday change the pace & pattern of walking – surprise your body. For example, one day go for a long 45 min walk, second day combine brisk walk & jog, third day just do up-hill walk/jog, fourth day jog-rest-jog till you are tired and so on.
  2. Combine this routine with 2-2.5 liters of water intake everyday (increase this gradually, if you are not used to taking this quantum). Avoid water 30 minutes before any meal, till 45 minutes post meal.
  3.  Make sure you do not finish your each meal in less than 30-40 minutes, everyday. Do not watch TV or read a book while eating. You should eat your meal looking at food, savoring its flavor and texture, chewing it slowly. I am not restricting you in quantity, but just speed.

Unless you have congenital issues of weight gain, everyone should benefit from the above tips.

Get Active & stay fit. Join the GetActive program, a step towards a healthy & a happy world.

Contribution: Mohammed Hussain Naseem – CEO |
2mpower Health Management Services Private Ltd.

Friday, 5 September 2014

Right way to Run

Running is a new corporate fad. Everyone is keen to qualify as a marathoner. Even a small run of few kilometers is qualified as a marathon event. On weekends, you can find people running in small groups, all geared-up in branded accessories.

Mobile apps, new age wearable technology gadgets or activity trackers are becoming commonplace. These products help broadcast your achievements to social networking sites instantly, which is a bigger kick!

I firmly believe in adequate physical activity everyday, hence a proponent of long distance running. Here, I am attempting to suggest tips on running, which can prevent injuries and help you enjoy running on a daily basis with fun and positive energy.

Do’s for running:
  • Use the front (broader) part of your foot, after the toes for landing on ground.
  • Try to be as light footed as possible, and use the complete body movement (core muscles) to lift your weight.
  • Breathe from abdomen and keep breathe-out time double of your breathe-in time. 
Don’ts for running: 
  • Avoid landing on your heel, this can damage your knees and create shin pain.
  • Never land with a force, this shows you are not using complete body for running.
  • Do not bend your spine, keep it in straight line, with a forward angle.

Adequate physical activity is not achieved by just running for a specific period in a day. Use running to enhance your overall physical activity of walking in a day. Distribution of physical activity throughout a day improves your metabolism and strengthens your core muscles.

GetActive or similar Wearable Tech products like Fitbit can help you assess your distribution of physical activity levels, apart from quantifying the information on steps, calories burnt, distance walked and total active time spent in a day.

GetActive, a step towards a healthy & active lifestyle.

Contribution: Mohammed Hussain Naseem – CEO |
2mpower Health Management Services Private Ltd.