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8th August 2018
The importance of awards

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

Awards often have negative connotations. But, it should not be so. Appreciation, motivation, compliments are all non-materialistic gifts and are mentioned in all Vedas. As long as they are satvik and not tamasik or rajasik and do not increase ego, awards are okay.

In Ashta Lakshmi, the eight forms of Lakshmi, Vijaya Lakshmi represents our achievements and awards other than the material income that we earn. Satvik is when others appreciate you; rajasik is when you ask for it, which can even be for a consideration or mutual benefit and tamasik is when you buy appreciation.

Awards recognize excellence, but they are also a public acknowledgement of the years of hard work and more

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Lack of physical activity can hasten diabetes symptoms
Healthy eating and the importance of exercise must be inculcated right at the outset
New Delhi, 07 August 2018: Just two weeks of physical inactivity can increase diabetes symptoms in vulnerable patients, reports a new study. The study found that during the periods of physical inactivity, there was a reduction in skeletal muscle mass, strength and rapid onset of insulin resistance, a common characteristic of Type 2 diabetes. Overweight older adults are at an increased risk. India currently represents 49% of the world’s diabetes burden, with an estimated 72 million cases in 2017, a figure expected to almost double to 134 million by 2025.[1]Due to a lack of awareness of diabetes symptoms and risk factors compared to those in higher socio-economic groups, the poor have greater difficulty managing the disease.

Speaking about this, Padma Shri Awardee, Dr KK Aggarwal, President, HCFI, said, “Type 2 diabetes is typically brought on by poor eating habits, too much weight and too little exercise.A condition such as this causes reduced productivity, increased absenteeism in working population and gives more room for complications to arise.Not getting checked in a timely manner and not following the doctor’s protocol can further exacerbate matters, putting people at a risk of acquiring comorbid conditions at a relatively younger age. There is also a belief that because young people with Type 2 diabetes do not need insulin, it is not as sinister as it seems. However, this is a false notion. This condition requires immediate treatment and management.”

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