PM Narendra Modi, who is a Yoga practitioner, has, for the second time in a row, topped the list of India’s ‘Top 30 Health Influencers for 2019. Here are 4 things to know about his fitness regime.
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is well-known for his love for health and fitness. Despite being one of the busiest people in the world, the 68-year-old politician has managed to stay amazingly fit and healthy, defying the odds and inspiring us with his fitness regimen. The Prime Minister, who is a Yoga connoisseur, has, for the second time in a row, topped the list of India’s ‘Top 30 Health Influencers for 2019’. The report by GOQii showed Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar climbed to the second spot, followed yoga guru Baba Ramdev. Many famous personalities, including Mahindra Singh Dhoni, Kareena Kapoor, Dipika Padukone, Priyanka Chopra, Ranveer Singh, and Tiger Shroff made their debut in the fitness influencers’ list.
According to GOQii, a fitness technology venture, the main objective of the report is to identify the most influencer healthcare personalities in the country who have the power to positively influence Indians to adopt healthier lifestyles and make health-promoting choices. Perhaps, being healthy should be a part of our overall lifestyle. It can be challenging to adopt healthy habits, especially when processed foods are being aggressively marketed and sold by FMCG companies and hotels alike, people are short of time and trapped in stressful situations as the economy is on the fast-track.
But weigh that against the benefits of following a healthy lifestyle – far-reaching, long-lasting and incremental – irrespective of your age, sex or physical ability. Living a healthy lifestyle will help prevent chronic diseases and improve overall health and well-being. It will also help you maintain a healthy weight, making you feel good about yourself. Perhaps, PM Modi’s daily routine can help you keep your physical and mental health in top shape. Here are a few things that all of us can learn from our honourable Prime Minister to lead a healthier, fitter life.
4 fitness lessons you can learn from PM Modi’s daily routine
All of us are well aware of the fact that PM Modi begins his day with yoga. In fact, the Prime Minister often posts fitness videos on social media. Recently, ahead of Yoga Day on June 21, the health-conscious PM had also tweeted a series of videos showing an animated version of himself performing different asanas to inspire citizens to embrace a healthier lifestyle such as yoga. The physical and mental health benefits of yoga are immense, ranging from increasing flexibility and muscle strength to reducing stress and insomnia.
Apart from yoga, the Prime Minister also said that his fitness regime includes walking on a track inspired by the Panchtatvas or 5 elements of nature – Prithvi (Earth), Jal (Water), Agni (Fire), Vayu (Wind), Aakash (ether), which he said is extremely refreshing and rejuvenating. According to Ayurveda and Yoga, these five elements have different characteristics and are associated with the overall health of the human being. For instance, it is claimed that any disorder in the human body indicates an imbalance of one or more of these elements.
Revealing some interesting details about his fitness regime, PM Modi also posted a video in which he can be seen doing foot reflexology (barefoot) path. Basically, foot reflexology is a form of exercise designed to massage and stimulate acupressure points on the soles of the feet. Reflexology walking paths are claimed to offer many health benefits, including lowering blood pressure, relieving stress, stimulating reflex points and vital energy.
PM Modi had also revealed that he practices breathing exercises, whose purported benefits range from calming the nervous system to improving the cardiovascular system. The benefits of breathing exercises also include improving the respiratory system and boosting digestion among many others.
Adopting a healthy habit or workout routine may seem hard but it will ultimately reap massive rewards, of course, if you stick to it.