The Traffic Department of the Mumbai Police has roped in renowned nutritionist - Dr.Anjali Mukerjee in an initiative to keep the traffic constabulary fit and healthy. As a part of the training process, the officials of the traffic police attended fitness training in batches at the Traffic Police's Headquarters at Worli - the first fitness session was kicked off on 12th Jan'09.
A workshop attended by 150 top policemen has revealed that the city cops - already overstressed - are also plagued by lifestyle disorders.
The men in uniform were all ears as Dr Mukherjee offered tips on ways to combat stress, anxiety, obesity, smoking, weight loss and hypertension at the 90-minute interactive session.
This was followed by a session on the benefits of natural foods. Cops were also imparted tips on "Health Total" - the art of being well.
Workshop was preceded by a survey into how the irregular food pattern of the city cop contribute to his extreme physical stress levels and allied lifestyle disorders. Alarmed by the findings, Dr. Anjali approached the police with the findings and solutions which were readily accepted.
Although superior officers are known to more conscious about food habits and undergo physical exercise regimen, those down the order are unaware of the harm done by the food they have.
Mumbai policemen are overworked and heavily stressed out. So it is important to monitor the quantum and quality of their dietary intake. A proper course of diet can significantly improve their work standards.
Also diseases like asthma, stress and other lifestyle anomalies are nutritionally treatable disorders. It will do a whole world of good to policemen exposed to severe stress and urban pollution hazardsPrescription
- Consume vegetables, health drinks with essential nutrients
- Avoid junk food
- Drink lots of water and fruit juice
- Balanced diet