At 60 Delhi Doctor completes 80 Half Marathons

AGE is just a number ? : Dr. Rajesh Acharya ran his 80th Half Marathon of 21 km.

Health and fitness is the key to a long, active and enjoyable life.: Dr Rajesh Acharya



New Delhi, August 30, 2021 :

Dr. Rajesh Acharya is a Senior Neurosurgeon at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi. He is an avid runner and fitness enthusiast. Dr. Acharya had started running after 53 years of age and has successfully completed 80 half marathons in the last 8 years ( 21 km )

Dr. Rajesh Acharya  celebrated National Sports Day, Birth Anniversary of  legendary Major Dhyan Chand & 2nd Anniversary of “Fit India Movement” on 29th August 2021 in the morning by running 21 kms – Half Marathon. This was his 80h HM, done at Shanti Path – Nehru park.

Dr. Rajesh Acharya ran his 80th Half Marathon of 21 kilometers, completed in 3 hours.

According to Dr. Rajesh Acharya, Senior Neurosurgeon, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, “It has been proven that neurological complications in Covid patients can be prevented by increasing the immunity by keeping oneself fit and running. I would suggest all individuals irrespective of age to indulge in moderate or vigorous physical activity. Running marathons help one to increase vital capacity of lungs, pumping action of the heart and builds strong bones and muscles.”

Stroke occurs when blood supply to any part of the brain is reduced, brain cells beginning to die in minutes. One in four people are at risk of suffering from stroke. Stroke is a medical emergency mainly due to diabetes, hypertension, heart disease and obesity: most of which can be prevented by moderate to vigorous physical activity.

Dr. Acharya added, “We are seeing an increase in the incidence of stroke due to Covid virus.”

Doctors, often advise their patients and society to adopt a healthy life style by regular exercise and dietary changes but somehow ignore their own health. They often have long working hours, sedentary life style and at times bad food habits. Health and fitness is the key to a long, active and enjoyable life. It is correctly stated that HEALTH is the actual WEALTH that a person can retain. Regular exercise may keep our body 30-years younger.

He said, “God is kind, He gives the stamina and blessings to continue my passion”




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