October 26, 2016 17:04 IST

Bhamla Foundation brings together, Akshay Kumar-Raj Kumar Hirani for MCGM JaanBachao campaign

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A new way of thinking, suggesting the public needed to be warned about the dangers of inactivity rather than just reminded of the benefits of being active seems to be the only possible solution in sight, aver researchers drawn from centres across the world, who feel that governments needed to look at ways to make physical activity more convenient, affordable and safer. Keeping this in mind, Asif Bhamla, President, Bhamla Foundation, has roped in Akshay Kumar as the MCGM’s good health ambassador by getting the superstar to bring to life, Jaanbachao campaign and wants every citizen not to be his own enemy and protect himself against diseases. Directed by Rajkumr Hirani, the campaign is a unique initiative by the foundation and MCGM. Credit: Varinder Chawla
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From the driver's seat to the office chair and then the comfy couch, sedentary lifestyle could well be the killer, avers a new Mayo Clinic study. Sitting could well be more dangerous than smoking, as it kills more people than HIV and is more treacherous than parachuting. Recent researches tag global figures on account of sedentary lifestyle deaths are an alarming 5.3m, terming it pandemic, equating to about one in 10 deaths from diseases such as heart disease, diabetes and breast and colon cancer. Habitual inactivity raises risks for obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, deep-vein thrombosis, and metabolic syndrome among many others. Credit: Varinder Chawla
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Prolonged sitting adds up to six percent of all cases of coronary heart disease, about 7 percent of type 2 diabetes and 10 percent of breast and colon cancer; that is 5.3 million deaths per year, more than the 5 million lives lost annually to smoking. Credit: Varinder Chawla