June is celebrated as Men’s Health Awareness Month; Celebrities talk about their fitness mantras: The Tribune India
“A man’s health can be judged by whether he takes two at a time – pills or stairs.” – Joan Welsh, American politician
For centuries we have seen proverbs that speak of men and health, but still not enough is said. Since most men aren’t comfortable discussing their health issues with people, that’s why we need a whole month dedicated to men’s health awareness – June, with a symbol official blue ribbon. Celebrities talk about health and fitness.
Avoid the laptop
I firmly believe in the adage “actions speak louder than words”. If we would be willing to give up our phones, then only the children would follow. I believe that cellphones not only cause us physical ailments, but also take up a lot of our time, which can be used for good physical activity.
Say yes to: Find enough time to exercise.
Don’ts: Say no to drugs.
Challenge To Do: Pandemic or no pandemic, breathing exercises for even five minutes a day will help you get far.
– Kartar Cheema, actor
“Standing man, you cannot afford to be weak”: this is what the male gender is often subjected to from birth. Love but earn your living, take care but don’t cry, grow but don’t give up. At a fundamental level, this is all inhuman. It puts a lot of pressure on a man – the basic need to be strong! Act like humans should.
Say yes to: Changing the social or traditional roles that we have followed for ages. Be open to change.
Don’ts: blindly follow old societal norms. Start the change, even if it means giving up the advantages from which we benefit.
Can-do challenge: get a checkup every
– Gagan Anand, actor
There is a stereotype for men that they keep things to themselves, even if it puts their health at risk. I think it’s high time we needed to understand the difference between being conventional and following certain rules just because society wants us to do it. Defending our health should be our top priority. Most middle-class Indian families want their children to focus more on education than their fitness, which is not true.
Say yes to: A basic workout routine. This leads to a positive and healthy body image. Since the day I started training regularly, I have seen a lot of positive changes in my body.
Don’ts: Eliminate any health problem, no matter how minor. See a doctor whenever necessary.
Challenge to do: try to get up early every day at the same time, even if you are not doing anything. Sooner or later you will start to dedicate those extra hours to your health.
– Akash Jagga, actor
Pranit Shilimkar, health and fitness entrepreneur, digital content creator and founder of Fitnesstalks, believes your current lifestyle plays a huge role in how your future is going to be affected. He says, “A lot of men’s health problems arise in the later stages of life, but we tend to ignore the warning signs. Pay attention to your health, both physical and mental.
Say yes to: Fitness and good nutrition depend on each other. Eat well and exercise.
Don’ts: Be influenced by short-term fitness goals.
Challenge To Do: Start with three exercises at home – push-ups, squats, Suryanamaskar and drop a negative habit – smoke / drink / cravings. Do this for 25 days, watch the results and thank yourself.