Kashvi during Active Sunday in Gurgaon
When we see kids playing on the playground, we know very well that these kids are active and love to move around. The benefits of being active as a kid are plenty namely developing strong bones and muscles, weight control, better sleep and a better attitude towards life as they grow up.
Today, we are featuring one such child – Kashvi Khurana, as one of our active Sunday players from Gurgaon.
All of 11 years old, Kashvi’s journey to be active started when she got selected in her school sports team (Athletics -Track and Field) and since then she’s been asking her mother for a fitness tracking device. Then one day her normal digital watch broke down and that is when her mother Nishi Khurana decided to replace the digital watch with a fitness tracker-‘GOQii’ after comparing many other trackers available in the market. Kashvi’s happiness knew no bounds.
Kashvi has made few lifestyle changes such as having at least one fruit each day. She has also increased the protein portions of her diet (especially dals). While she has made some progress on drinking at least 2 litres of water daily and reducing processed food intake, she has not completely achieved the target set for her on these two parameters.
It’s nice to note that an 11-year-old is all gung-ho to wake up early on a Sunday morning and go for an outdoor exercise session. So what inspires Kashvi to do that? He mother says that initially, it was the 1000 GOQii cash that was an attraction to register for the first time. But, when she actually started attending she loved working out with the fantastic group. The Gurgaon Active Sunday group shares a great camaraderie, and they laugh and have fun while exercising. She made great friends despite being the only kid present among adults in the first few sessions.
It’s not only on Sunday’s that Kashvi is active. On a daily basis, she has a very active lifestyle. She is part of the school sports team and has daily practice (moderate to intense) every morning Monday to Saturday from 6:00 am to 7:30 am. Apart from that, Kashvi has been training in Kathak for 6 years and has classes twice a week on Wednesdays and Saturdays for an hour each. She has also been training in roller speed skating (professional inline) and classes twice a week on Tuesday and Thursday for an hour and a half. Sunday was actually the only free day on her calendar and she willingly chooses to participate in Active Sundays.
Kashvi has been focusing on being healthy and fit and loves all kinds of sports activities. Her message to all is at least pursue one sport or physical activity like dancing etc. and choose to lead a healthy lifestyle.