A Gym In Court Keeps The Doctor Away

New Delhi, Aug 25: | Updated: Aug 26 2002, 05:30am hrs
There should be a gym in every court, suggested Dr Neera Vyas at the symposium on prevention and treatment of coronary artery disease and heart attacks organised by the Bar Association of India for judges and lawyers on Saturday.

Considering the sedentary lifestyle that judges and lawyers are used to, a gym in every court can be very beneficial and relaxing, said Dr Vyas, speaking on the prevention of heart disease by lifestyle modification.

Exercise is so important, that Dr Ashok Desai, in a lighter vein, told the judges that they should sentence every citizen to compulsory exercise for the next one year. Dr Desai figures in the Limca Book of Records as the cardiologist who has performed the maximum number of angiographies and angioplasties in the Asia-Pacific region and one of the largest numbers in the world.

Answering to Justice Manmohan Sarin of the Delhi HC, both Dr Desai and the dietician said that neither red meat nor alcohol is bad if they are consumed in moderation. Red meat can be taken once in two weeks, while one peg once in a while is in fact good for the heart. Dr Salwan said that Indians are genetically predisposed to having coronorary artery disease. Answering a query on low blood pressure she said that it was not a defined medical ailment and that is mostly an attention-seeking tactic.