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JK SJA organises health awareness programme

Speakers emphasize disciplined life style, balanced diet to enhance work efficacy

Jammu, November 24 | The Jammu & Kashmir State Judicial Academy organised an awareness programme on “Wellness & Health Management” for Judicial Officers of all ranks serving in Jammu Province here today.

Dr. Masarat Shafi and the team comprising Dr. Imran Khan and Dr. Nadiya Mir, Dr. Vishal Sharma, Dr. Chintanjit Kour, Dr. Parshottam and Dr. Sayed Sehrish Asgar were the resource persons.

Director, J&K State Judicial Academy Rajeev Gupta, who conducted the proceedings, highlighted the need for holding this kind of awareness programmes aimed at ensuring good health of all the stakeholders in justice dispensation.

Dr. Masarat Shafi, in a Power-Point presentation, gave a detailed account of the parameters defining good health and the factors that are responsible for creating an imbalance in those parameters. He highlighted that the adoption of the so-called modern lifestyle has taken a serious toll on health. He explained that by and large, all the common diseases are the outcome of blindly following the present-day lifestyle. By following proper health regime, including a disciplined lifestyle, balanced diet, stress-free work environment and mental peace, such maladies can be prevented, he added. Physiotherapy, as he said, takes care of common ailments such as backache, osteoporosis, diabetes, sciatica, hypertension etc.

Resource persons also explained the occupational hazards leading to physiological and mental issues. They also addressed the occupational hazards specific to judicial officers and other stakeholders in the judicial system. Officers were told about the need to give due priority to health so as to have a proper environment for optimum productivity. They suggested a few useful exercises to avoid these diseases seriously impacting one’s abilities and thereby affecting performance at the workplace. They also highlighted the need to have daily exposure to sunlight for effective absorption of Vitamin-D3 and calcium, which is essential for the strength of bones. They also stressed for making 30-45 minutes of walking a daily routine, for overall wellbeing.

The function concluded with a vote of thanks by Director, J&K State Judicial Academy.

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