Pulse

My Five: Breakfast like a king & some quality sleep

| Updated on April 11, 2020 Published on April 11, 2020

Dr KM Cherian

Founder & CEO, Frontier Lifeline Hospital

1 . Water is known to be the best natural hydrating liquid. It promotes cardiovascular health, keeps muscles and joints working and helps cleanse toxins from your body. Drinking a minimum of 2 litres of water a day keeps me healthy.

2 . Daily physical exercise helps you live longer and prevents many chronic ailments like hypertension, heart disease, etc. Some of the demerits of going for an outdoor walk include a) inability to carry out graded exercise protocol b) undue stress on your ankle and knee joints c) weather issues like a rainy day will restrain you from going out. Hence I prefer to do a regular graded treadmill exercise at home rather than going for an outdoor walk.

3 . The old adage ‘breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper' could be the best way to lose weight and stay healthy. I always include antioxidants like guava/gooseberries in my regular diet plan. Egg is considered to a complete protein since it contains all nine essential amino acids and I take one large egg a day during my lunch time. I also drink a glass of buttermilk at night time to keep my gut flora healthy and a steamed apple to avoid constipation.

4 . Yoga calms your body and mind by down-regulating the activity of proteins that are known to play a role in inflammation. It also increases the flexibility of your joints. Hence I always include simple yogasanas in my daily routine.

5 . Being a doctor, I don’t really have the privilege of sleeping eight hours a day undisturbed. I always focus on getting good quality sleep rather than worry about the quantity, by having a regular sleep pattern.

Published on April 11, 2020

A letter from the Editor


Dear Readers,

The coronavirus crisis has changed the world completely in the last few months. All of us have been locked into our homes, economic activity has come to a near standstill. Everyone has been impacted.

Including your favourite business and financial newspaper. Our printing and distribution chains have been severely disrupted across the country, leaving readers without access to newspapers. Newspaper delivery agents have also been unable to service their customers because of multiple restrictions.

In these difficult times, we, at BusinessLine have been working continuously every day so that you are informed about all the developments – whether on the pandemic, on policy responses, or the impact on the world of business and finance. Our team has been working round the clock to keep track of developments so that you – the reader – gets accurate information and actionable insights so that you can protect your jobs, businesses, finances and investments.

We are trying our best to ensure the newspaper reaches your hands every day. We have also ensured that even if your paper is not delivered, you can access BusinessLine in the e-paper format – just as it appears in print. Our website and apps too, are updated every minute, so that you can access the information you want anywhere, anytime.

But all this comes at a heavy cost. As you are aware, the lockdowns have wiped out almost all our entire revenue stream. Sustaining our quality journalism has become extremely challenging. That we have managed so far is thanks to your support. I thank all our subscribers – print and digital – for your support.

I appeal to all or readers to help us navigate these challenging times and help sustain one of the truly independent and credible voices in the world of Indian journalism. Doing so is easy. You can help us enormously simply by subscribing to our digital or e-paper editions. We offer several affordable subscription plans for our website, which includes Portfolio, our investment advisory section that offers rich investment advice from our highly qualified, in-house Research Bureau, the only such team in the Indian newspaper industry.

A little help from you can make a huge difference to the cause of quality journalism!

Sincerely,

Support Quality Journalism
This article is closed for comments.
Please Email the Editor
You have read 1 out of 3 free articles for this week. For full access, please subscribe and get unlimited access to all sections.