Mangaluru: KMC Nava Chaitanya Seniors celebrating New Year Vow to Stay Healthy

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Mangaluru: It’s that time again when we all make resolutions. You never know, 2016 may just be THE year we actually ­manage to stick to them. At the beginning of the New Year, after all that festive excess, some may vow to eat more healthily while others aim to hit the gym or do exercises/yoga, find their dream job or sort themselves out financially. Yet old habits die hard and even the firmest resolve can crumble in a few weeks. But if you make a firm decision and stick to your resolutions, you’ll remain to feel healthy, happy and back in control for 2016.


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It’s a new year, so why not make a better you? That’s what members of KMC Nava Chaitanya are saying about getting themselves and others become more physically active as they age. As one 80 year old lady member points out, it is important to make exercise a priority if you want stay healthy. It is important to remember that the New Year isn’t meant to serve as a catalyst for sweeping character changes. It is a time for people to reflect on their past year’s behavior and promise to make positive lifestyle changes. Setting small, attainable goals throughout the year, instead of a singular, overwhelming goal on January 1 can help you reach whatever it is you strive for. Remember, it is not the extent of the change that matters, but rather the act of recognizing that lifestyle change is important and working toward it, one step at a time.

By making your resolutions realistic, there is a greater chance that you will keep them throughout the year, incorporating healthy behavior into your everyday life. And while KMC Nava Chaitanya hosted the “New Year Celebrations” at KMC-Bejai, the revelers comprising mostly seniors made a resolution to eat healthy and stay healthy. The celebrations were inaugurated by lighting the lamp by Chief Guest-Dr.Bhagyalakshmi-HOD of Physiology Dept,KMC,Bejai, Mangaluru, along with Guests of honour namely Dr.Prabha Adhikhari-Director of Nava Chaitanya, Jerardin D’ Souza-Founder of Mangalore Alzheimer’s Association, and Smt.Leela Rao Senior Member of Nava Chaitanya.

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“Move how it feels good for you to move every day. Don’t stress about it being an hour workout, but keep consistent. Get up early between 3.30am-4am and do few minutes of yoga, because this is the right time for that exercise-this morning practice can set you up for feeling great so you make great choices all day long that [help you] continue cultivating a radiant you.” said Dr Prabha Adhikari while addressing the gathering. Dr Bhagyalakshmi and Er Jerardin D’souza also stressed on the importance of following a healthy diet, regular exercises, a balanced lifestyle to stay healthy and fit. Er Jerardin assured that anyone with Alzheimer’s who need any details or help can contact Mangalore Alzheimer’s Association.

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The formal programme was followed by cultural events featuring dances, songs, skit etc performed by the young and healthy seniors which enthralled the audience and received high applaud. The vote of thanks was proposed by Devi Prada, while the programme was compered by Vijaya Baliga, both members of KMC Nava Chaitanya.

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  1. Alfie ,
    Thanks for the great service towards seniors .Your article is really giving publicity to seniors

  2. The Seniors Are Indeed Doing A Wonderful ACTIVE AGING. The NEW YEAR CELEBRATIONS & The JOY among the Seniors was Truly Thrilling..!!! Dr.Prabha has done a wonderful Service & All the ‘YOUNGSTERS” like Ms.Deviprada, Kusuma Rao, Honora, BT Salian, Dr.Anusuya..& others truly participate ..Our ‘STAR’ ALFIE, from USA has Always Done Wonderful Service in Reporting in his Own STYLE…with Beautiful Photographs, ALFIE is a Social Worker in his own way, He Reports so many useful things of Mangalore… has Always been supportive & Now All OUR Elders Will Read it & their Children abroad too..So the Readership too will be huge…THANKS To EVERYONE, the Elders & our YOUNG & SMART Dear ALFIE–JAI HO..!!!!……-Love…..Jerardin D’souza –Founder –MAA–Mangalore Alzheimer’s Association

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