Pune: A long and good life is not about adding years to your life but rather life to your years. Extreme stress is dangerous as it can accelerate the aging process, destroys our immune system and different abilities of the body. One of the main reasons behind excessive stress is doing multiple tasks at a given time, which is not recommended” said Dr. Sujata Kelkar Shetty, Life Coach & Wellness Expert speaking at the unveiling of her book ‘99 Not Out! Your Guide to a Long and Healthy Life’ organized by the Pune International Centre (PIC) on Saturday 27th July, 2019.The book was launched at Bajaj Art Gallery, ICC Towers, Senapati Bapat Road at the hands od of Dr. Raghunath Mashelkar, President, PIC. Dr. Vijay Kelkar, Vice President, PIC, Prashant Girbane, Hon. Director, PIC and Latika Padgaonkar, program committee member, PIC were also present.“We need to practise Yoga and breathing techniques to counter stress and minimize its impact. We should participate in active laughing which is therapeutic and has the ability to fight diseases,” Dr. Shetty said.The book shares evidence-based practices-from Ayurveda, yoga and Western medicine – that govern the well-being of our mind, body and spirit, and tips on how to engage with each so that we live longer. Dr. Shetty stressed on the fact, that it is possible to live a long and healthy life if we take full responsibility for our mind, body and spirit and certain behavioural practices.“We need to have a broad mindset and a positive outlook towards life. Loneliness is another problem among the aged and also the youth and it should be probed from all angles,” she added.Dr. Raghunath Mashelkar, President, PIC, said, “The book is inspiring and has deep knowledge, analysis and insight based on clinic research. It tells why self-compassion, self-discipline, self-regulation and self-sacrifice are important for our well-being.”
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