HEALTH AND WELLNESS PROGRAMME AT GSFC UNIVERSITY
Health and fitness is the key to a long, active and enjoyable life. It is correctly stated that Health is the actual Wealth that a person can retain. Today's youth and Students need to realize the importance of staying healthy and fit. Also, being the future generation, they can play a vital role in creating awareness and maintaining a stable health regime in our society. Being healthy and fit in simple terms means taking good care of the body. We should remember that a healthy mind resides only in a healthy body. Good health of both mind and body helps one maintain the required energy level to achieve success in life.
A healthy and fit person is capable of living the life to the fullest, without any major medical or physical issues. Being healthy is not only related to the physical well-being of a person, it also involves the mental stability or the internal peace of a person.
All of us must strive to achieve wholesome health. Protecting your body from the intake of harmful substances, doing regular exercises, having proper food and sleep are some of the important instances that define a healthy lifestyle. Being fit allows us to perform our activities without being lethargic, restless or tired.
Generally, a healthy diet consists of taking a proper and healthy food which includes eating green and fresh vegetables, fruits, having milk, eggs, minerals, proteins and vitamins essential for a human’s lifestyle. Practicing Yoga including regular exercises in your daily routine also help you maintain your desired fitness, blood sugar and immunity level.
Good health not only means a state of absence of diseases in the body but a complete physical, mental, social as well as spiritual well-being of an individual.
With the above information keeping in mind GSFC University and Aarogyam club of the university students had organized in-campus a health and wellness programme for the University students and fraternity members from 3rd to 6th October 2018 at Vigyan Bhawan, School of Science with the help of Zydus Hospital, Anand. The program was inaugurated by Provost of the University.
Zydus Hospitals, Anand medical team had conducted basic medical tests for participants well-being including BMI, Eye check-up, Blood sugar, cardiac health and nutritional chart followed by physician consultation.
The program was meticulously organized and to avoid long queue and overcrowding at the program site. All stream students and staff members had been allocated specific time slot to minimal loss of their teaching hours and other activities respectively.
Total number of 883 participants has been screened in the four days long camp. It has been observed most of the students have been suffering from weak eye sights, poor diet in-take, junk food habits, and lack of exercises, stress and anxiety issues whereas hypertension, cardiac and blood pressure ailments have been identified in staff members respectively.