Today’s woman of India might be overly worried about the health of her child and the well-being of her family, but she barely finds time to take care of herself. Most women don’t even understand the importance of regular checkups or visiting a medical practitioner for lifestyle advice.
The recently released GOQii India fit report 2018 (Indiafit.org) indicates that men seem to be better at leading a healthier lifestyle than women. They have greater step counts and more water. They have fewer illnesses and digestive disorders than women. While women are conscious about being healthy, they more often than not, neglect their own. It is increasingly being seen that women are more prone to being anaemic due to iron deficiency.
However, all is not dark. There is light at the end of the tunnel. We are seeing some positive changes with several women now taking charge of their health or wanting to do it as soon as possible. They are getting conscious of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. When it comes to adapting to a healthy lifestyle, the first thing that women are concerned about is reducing their bulge. This is further confirmed in the India Fit report’18 which reveals that 78% Indian women consider weight management as one of the key focus areas whereas 61% focus on getting fit and active. According to the report, awareness about women health has become an important issue in the Indian society.
GOQii as a company is striving hard to get one and all to change their current habits and imbibe newer habits to lead a healthy and fulfilling disease-free life in the future. On this International Woman’s Day, the company’s focus for the month of March is on Women’s health. As part of its ‘Active Sunday’ program, the company has lined up a series of talks by inspiring men and women on March 11th across Mumbai, Bengaluru, Delhi, Gurugram, Ahmedabad, Pune, Kolkata and Hyderabad. REGISTER NOW
These inspiring men and women will take the attendees through their personal journey while they lay emphasis on woman’s health and its importance.
Here are the short profiles of the speakers
KOLKATA – Dr Moushumi Gongopadhyay
GOQii Player, Dr Moushumi Gongopadhyay has over two decades of experience in Counselling. She is the only qualified Victimologist and the sole Certified Craniosacral Therapist in the City of Joy. She juggles the role of a Psychological Counsellor, to that of a Nutritionist, a Colour Therapist, to a Graphotherapist and so on. A true professional, Dr Gongopadhyay is the best in her trade because of her unwavering dedication. She is also an activist working for “Victims of Domestic Violence and Intimate Partner Abuse” and helps them to lead normal lives. When she gets time off her super busy schedule, she likes to sing, dance and bake and honestly, her cakes are to die for.
DELHI- Reena Kansal
GOQii Player Reena Kansal is a powerful woman, she is a doting mother to two teenagers, a womenswear Design Head at Wills lifestyle, a Fitness enthusiast and an Avid Reader. 19 years ago, Reena met with an accident that left her on crutches for almost 2 years. Her grit & determination and support from her family helped her not only overcame this trauma but also transformed her approach towards life. From crutches to rappelling down mountains, to white water rafting and trekking, Reena has conquered many demons in her mind. She has to her credit the badge of having completed 3 ultra walks of 100 km and recently she completed her first ever half marathon in under 3 hours.
PUNE- AMRITA MOGHE
GOQii player, Amrita Moghe, a shot put and throw ball athlete in her growing years is now a power punch who wears many hats. She is a caregiver for her ageing parents, doting mom for her 5-year-old, and a Consultant at a Global Bank, she still manages to remove time to pursue her interests. She competes only with herself and for herself. She is a runner and believes running has tested her mental strength and aided her in overcoming mental and physical blocks. Her focus to stay fit has helped her through her personal battles and has had a calming effect on her, helped her built perseverance and gave her the motivation to never quit. She takes each day as it comes and is a strong believer in karma.
GURGAON- MADHU BALA SHARMA
Being blind from birth did not stop Madhu Bala Sharma from achieving her goals and becoming a role model for millions out there like her. From selling calendars and bookmarks for fun at a young age of 8 years to becoming a voice and accent trainer in GE Capital International Services, Madhubala has come a long way. She is proud when she says “I was the first one with a visual disability to take up the role of a Voice and Accent Trainer, both at GE Capital International Services and at IBM Daksh, now Concentrix. She took up voice and accent training as a challenge to ensure that she is able to create a new career opportunity for persons with visual disability. On public demand, she has now started conducting her own workshops in this field.
Rahul Sharma, founder-Cyruns Sports & Wellness was leading an ideal life as one could imagine. He had a well-paying job, and his life was on track for a happy existence until one day he woke up to a rude shock. He was diagnosed with High Cholesterol & Hypertension & was put on lifetime medicine. It was his quest to be a healthy and off medicine that led him to take up running. His dedication and sheer determination towards transforming his own life have made him today a certified running trainer & nutritionist, leaving behind his 21 years of corporate life. He says, “Fitness is here to be enjoyed and lead a healthy active lifestyle”. As a passionate Certified Trainer, he motivates, enables and makes training a fun and rewarding experience. His mantra in life is “Realize Your Potential”.
Having lost her mother to Cancer and being left alone to make her choices and take her decisions, Samara’s eyes opened to a lot of brutal realities during her mother’s long journey of struggle with Cancer. The oncology ward of numerous hospitals became her home where she witnessed extreme cases and dire situations that were unimaginable. She watched blank refusals of curable stage cancer treatment to those who didn’t have the funding and children who saw hospital wards before a classroom. Consequently, she decided not to settle. She knew exactly which door she wanted to unlock and how many steps she wished to take. That was the beginning of Carer Program. The CARER Program is an integrative cancer recovery program that helps a patient recover from the side effects of treatment and cancer itself. CARER provides a holistic approach to healing through complementary therapies that target nutrition, movement and mind-body healing for patients post-treatment.
MUMBAI- Bela Gupta
Bela Gupta is an engineer by qualification, retailer by profession, healthy lifeline inspired by the GOQii family and now a food tech entrepreneur. As every other start-up entrepreneur, her life is rising to bring in the dawn very early every morning, gratitude to the sun, meditating, walking or running, working out, eating balanced nutrition from her food brand-Herbivore, living healthy lifestyles, reading and networking. She has been managing operations like an Indian Goddess with multiple hands taking charge of at least 7 to 8 roles, strategizing and thinking about next steps, training and motivating existing team, interviewing new hires, meeting with investors, vendors and clients, socialising spending time with friends and family. On weekends, she most likes to trek in the mountains or indulge in some adventure I have very few needs, I own very little and I make a living off doing the things I love.
MUMBAI – Estalita Pinto
Estalita is a fitness coach who lived the corporate life for 16 years before she decided to make fitness her passion. While working in the corporate world she took up the challenge of Fitness Certification with Reebok Instructors Alliance. And since then, she’s never looked back. She took up Certifications for different programs with various institutions, national & international and now specializes in physical training and group classes. Her Fitness Mantra is’ to dance your way to a healthy life! Her single most important advice to others is to “Never miss a workout, however busy you may be… Like you would never miss food”
HYDERABAD – Sunita Tummalapalli
Sunita is a Reebok certified fitness instructor, and founding member of WIN (Women in Network), a non-profit organization that helps women and children from an underprivileged section in the areas of Health, Hygiene and Education. She has co-founded and operated Helios Fitness Center in Hyderabad. She is an active member of the Hyderabad Runner Club and has to her credit 41 full marathons, 8 ultra-marathons and 2 multi-day races. She has also completed numerous runs and walkathons, including several half marathons. She has completed marathons on all seven continents in 2015 to earn ‘Seven Continents Finisher’s Medal’. She ran all six World Majors and earned Abbott World Marathon Majors ‘Six Star Medal’ in Feb’ 2018 at Tokyo marathon. She is the 1st person of Indian origin to earn both ‘Seven Continents Medal’ and ‘Six Star Medal”.