Notes from the editor
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