Small Doses

Notes from the editor

Health & Nutrition - - CONTENTS - vin­o­dini@mag­na­m­

From work­ing as a se­cu­rity guard in Benet­ton to de­liv­er­ing some knock­out per­for­mances in Bol­ly­wood, Amit Sadh has come a long way. But what has re­mained con­stant through­out his jour­ney is his hard work. And his pas­sion for fit­ness. Which goes be­yond six packs. In ‘Fit & Fa­mous’, the ac­tor talks about how those with mere abs are the weak­est, and how fit­ness, for him, en­com­passes phys­i­cal, men­tal and spir­i­tual well­be­ing… True enough, be­ing in shape phys­i­cally has no mean­ing if you are men­tally not in shape. As per re­cent data, In­dia has lost 2.3 lakh lives to sui­cide in one year. Worse, ac­cord­ing to WHO, we are the most de­pressed coun­try in the world. ‘Men­tal Health’ puts the spot­light on facts about de­pres­sion one didn’t know. Arm your­self with knowl­edge, rec­og­nize the signs, and don’t be afraid to reach out. To fam­ily, friends, spe­cial­ists. That’s the first step to­wards heal­ing… So also, take the first step to­wards pro­tect­ing your­self from breast can­cer, this Breast Can­cer Aware­ness Month. Our ‘Spe­cial Re­port’ helps you know your risks, be­sides also fo­cus­ing on how to pre­vent the can­cer from af­flict­ing you. Like we keep say­ing, your health is in your hands to a large ex­tent. Safe­guard and trea­sure it to reap its many ben­e­fits. Safe­guard your bond with your teen, as teenage is a time of grow­ing con­flict be­tween par­ents and chil­dren. Our ‘Par­ent­ing’ ar­ti­cle at­tempts to an­swer some deeply an­guished ques­tions on parental pres­sure from a teen’s per­spec­tive. Par­ents and teens, both lis­ten in care­fully… “Don’t let the noise of oth­ers’ opin­ions drown out your own in­ner voice. Have the courage to fol­low your heart and in­tu­ition,” said Steve Jobs. Off late, we have be­come so en­grossed in mak­ing de­ci­sions based on logic, ra­tio­nale and an end­less lists of pros and cons that we are los­ing our abil­ity to lis­ten to mes­sages straight from the heart. Time to al­low our heart to guide us – one way we can keep our men­tal health in check, this World Men­tal Health Day. Stay hearty, happy ‘n’ healthy!

“Great things come from hard work and per­se­ver­ance. No Ex­cuses.” — Kobe Bryant

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