Elaborating on sports injuries that people sustain Dr Chirag said, “In the last 5 years I have seen an exponential increase in the number of sports injuries. It is not that professional sportsmen have increased, but it is always the “weekend sportsmen” whose numbers have come up.”
Endurance levels are very subjective, Dr Chirag says, and therefore physical activities should be done according to one’s personal capabilities.
Prakash Jay, Founder of FitDrome and pan India administrator and franchisee coordinator of CHISEL Fitness LLP, said, “Assessment is very important before starting any training. It is done on body composition, cardio, core, strength, flexibility and balance. This gives an idea of the benchmark of the person, how much they can exert and how their fitness is currently.”
Prakash made an observation that with the rise of online access to health supplements, several young people are misusing them. Purely based on online reviews, these health supplements are bought and no consultations are made with any health professionals regarding its usage. He warned that this can have dire consequences for heart and kidney. He remarked that people are misinformed about various exercises and diet regimes because they get all their information from Google.
Prakash stressed on overexertion and said, “Body requires protein to recover from your previous workout. You need time to recover from your previous workout. If you are not paying attention to all these, your body will collapse sooner or later. You are adding stress over stress to your body by not providing enough nutrition but exerting yourself through overtraining.”