JAMMU, June 23: HoD Cardiology, Government Medical College and Super Specialty Hospital, Dr Sushil Sharma today conducted a day long camp at village Bhatyari in Bishnah tehsil.
While interacting with the patients and attendants, Dr. Sushil Sharma stressed on regular exercises saying they assist in restoring equilibrium to the body and mind so that good health can flourish.
“It is particularly effective at dealing with stress-related disorders, because it works at both physical and mental level. The asana (body postures) works on the physical body and the meditation practices help to control and calm the mind. Regular exercises including yoga practice helps not only in preventing heart diseases but also assists in reducing the afflictions once heart disease is diagnosed,” Dr Sharma said.
He added that inculcating habit of exercises daily into our life is a panacea for all ills and what the modern medical science is emphasizing under preventive cardiology has long been enshrined in our ancient wisdom.
“Hypertension is one of the most common health disorders, and yoga has been shown to be an effective adjunct therapy in its management. Yoga is reported to reduce stress and anxiety, improves autonomic functions by triggering neuro hormonal mechanisms by the suppression of sympathetic activity, and even, now-a-days, several reports suggested yoga is beneficial for physical health of cancer patients as well,” the HoD Cardiology said.
Exercises, although not entirely risk-free, can be considered a safe form of exercise if practiced under the guidance and supervision of a qualified trainer. But for many patients dealing with depression, anxiety, or stress, yoga may be a very appealing way to better manage symptoms, Dr Sharma said.
Others, who were part of this humane effort, included Dr. Kewal Sharma and Dr Syed Raheela. Paramedics and Volunteers who were part of the team included Rohit Khajuria, Vikas Kumar, Manoj Sharma, Rohit Chalotra, Kamal Sharma, Kirti Bhat, Aman Gupta, Rajinder Singh and Maninder Singh.