“I have a cold, I should see a doctor”, “My left leg aches during the night, I should see a doctor”, “My left eye’s vision is blurred, I should see a doctor”….. the occasions might be different, but every time we feel we are going down with some or the other illness, it’s the Doctor we run to see!
But who’s seeing to the doctors?!
In a study conducted by the IMA’s(Indian Medical Association)Pune Chapter, it was found that the Indian doctors life span is only 55-59 years of age! An astounding 10 years less than the average life span of the general population in India! So what’s killing our doctors?
A sedentary lifestyle, lack of exercise, work pressure and stress are the culprits! Doctors, these days are found working long hours often juggling their own clinics along with their duties at hospitals. These balancing acts is creating stress and putting them under pressure, add a sedentary lifestyle to the mix and what you have is a potent recipe for disaster! A sedentary lifestyle is responsible for obesity and heart ailments amongst other things, a fact verified by statistics which single out cardiac arrest as the number one factor for causing deaths amongst Indian doctors.
Lack of activity compounded by a lack of exercise is leading to an alarming rise in the number of Indian doctors found suffering from various ailments. So the next time you visit your doctor for a health check up, ask him to get one for himself too!
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