Though doctors suggest a long list of dos and don’ts to patients suffering from various disorders,many of them don’t stick to the instructions they give to others. This is leading to stress and other life style diseases like diabetes,hypertension in doctors as well. Indian Medical Association (IMA),Ludhiana branch on Sunday organised a special yoga and nutrition camp,which was exclusively for the their own. This camp was organised at IMA bhawan to observe World Doctor’s Day,which falls on July 1.
Dr D P Singh Arora,president of IMA Ludhiana branch said: Doctors themselves are not following a healthy and balanced diet regimen. I have found many of the doctors skip their breakfast or have their dinner very late at night. Many of them also make excessive use of tea,coffee and cold drinks.
Dr Karamvir Goyal added: We all know that skipping breakfast is not good for health. I have found many doctors,who miss their breakfast at home,eating junk food like burger,pizza along with cold drinks in the hospital premises. No doubt we doctors don’t have fixed working hours,but still we can take small healthy meals while working as well. These can include- fruits,baked snacks,fresh fruit juice instead of fast food,for doctors there is no need to explain the list. But the only need is to make them remember that even they also need to take care of their diet.
The doctors normally eat their dinner and lunch as well very late because most of the times their OPDs extend till late afternoon and even till 11 pm during night hours as well.
In the camp,apart from a lecture on nutrition and good diet,a team from Patanjali yog taught the doctors yog asanas and their benefits.
Many doctors because of long OPD hours and sudden emergency calls are not doing any physical activity. But one hour physical activity is a must,said Dr Narjit Kaur,secretary IMA Ludhiana. The yoga class continued for about 2 hours.
The doctors,however,stated that though physical activity and yoga are important to maintain good health,in case of ailments they cannot replace allopathic medicines in any way.