Sports Reporter :
DEPARTMENT of Physical Education and Sports, Shri Binzani City College, Umrer Road and SK Porwal College, Kamptee have jointly organised a one week online workshop for students, that got under way with resource person Dr Roma Sarnaik. On the occasion, Dr Sujit Metre, Principal, Shri Binzani City College, motivated the students. Dr MB Bagade, Principal, SK Porwal College also encouraged students and was looking forward for jointly organising the workshop for students on such an important topic, that is need of the hour. Dr Sarnaik, who is a Lifestyle Medicine Consultant and Counsellor currently practising in Nagpur, enlightened the students about nutrition, fitness and health.
A medical doctor, Dr Sarnaik is a medical nutritionist and fitness professional. She has been a national level swimmer. Dr Sarnaik enlightened the students on physical and mental health, benefits of regular exercise, proper nutrition, proper sleep-wake cycle, stress management and daily routine. She motivated the students on each topic throughout the workshop and gave some tips to increase their motivation levels. The students were made aware of lifestyle medicine, which is a newly emerging branch of medicine to be practised in India. Dr Sarnaik focused on ways of prevention of chronic or lifestyle diseases and also their reversal through lifestyle changes.
Dr Sarnaik, who has Master’s Degrees from England, also spoke about obesity, cardiovascular diseases, gastrointestinal diseases, cancers, diabetes, hormonal imbalances, sarcopenia, mental health disorders amongst others and how our lifestyle can affect these conditions. She gave some examples from her practice, including her own experience, highlighting the benefits of lifestyle medicine. She gave some tips to the students to follow a proper routine, sleep well, be physically active, manage stress better and maintain good nutrition in the current situation when all classes are virtual.
Students were also informed about ways to overcome some psychosocial challenges and barriers that most of them face in order to follow a healthy lifestyle. Dr Sarnaik backed up all that she spoke about with recent research and explained the physiology behind everything in detail to the students. The response was very overwhelming, as students from both the colleges along with many outsiders attended the workshop. The programme was conducted by Prof Kalpana Mishra. Convenor of the workshop Dr Indrajit Basu introduced the guest speaker. All the committee members — Dr Rajesh Alone, Dr Prashant Bambal, Dr Jayant Ramteke, Prof Mishra, Prof Mallika Nagpure were present. The programme was concluded by Dr Sanjay Chaudhary, Secretary of the Organising Committee, who proposed a vote of thanks.