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    • Jamboree at Juhu .
    • Kangana at Walk for Health
         
    • Smog deters 44% elderly Mumbaikars from going on morning walks: Survey

      Times of India

      The presence of dense smog deters 44% of elderly Mumbaikars from going on a morning walk. However, overall pollution is the lowest deterrent for Mumbaikars on their morning strolls vis-a-vis other cities including Delhi, Jaipur, Bangalore. Around 26%. of aspiring elderly morning-walkers don't walk because of high traffic compared to 8 % of overall millennials in all four cities. Interestingly, 22% of the elderly and 21% millennials in Mumbai say they do not like to walk because of the limited green cover around them.
    • Walk for better health, Kangana urges women
      The article reports that’s actress Kangana Ranaut, who flagged off the fifth edition of Max Bupa Walk for Health here on Sunday, urged women to take out time from their schedules to walk for better health and fitness. Business-standard.com , Financialexpress.com , Newsx.com, Dailypioneer.com , Timesofindia.indiatimes.com , Yahoo.com, Zeenews.india.com , India.com , Nai Dunia , Punjab Kesari Bollywood.com , Mumbainewsnetwork , Punjabtribune.com , Prokerala.com , Hamaraphotos.com , bollywoodlife.com , daijiworld.com , Indiatvnews.com, News24online.com , Netindia123.com , Webindia123.com , Socialnews.xyz , Nerve.in , Thepeoplepost.com ,
      Kangana flagged off the event at the SNDT Women's University at Juhu here amid thousands of spirited Mumbaikars. It was a 5-km walk for adults and 2-km walk for children and senior citizens. People from all walks of life, including health enthusiasts, Mumbai's famous walking communities like iconic Dabbawalas, Mumbai Moms, Mumbai Instagrammers, Mumbai Photowalk, Streets of Mumbai, joined the initiative.

             

      Headline Walk for better health, Kangana urges women
      Publication Business Standard

      Actress Kangana Ranaut, who flagged off the fifth edition of Max Bupa Walk for Health here on Sunday, urged women to take out time from their schedules to walk for better health and fitness.

      "It's a myth that staying fit is expensive and complicated. It's actually not. What you just need to do is take out 30 minutes from your daily life and dedicate it to walking," Kangana said in a statement.

      "I ensure that my workout involves walking, it enhances one's mental, emotional and physical health. I want to specially tell all women out there that while you juggle different roles, don't neglect your health," added the actress, who is gearing up for the release of her upcoming film "Rangoon".

      Kangana flagged off the event at the SNDT Women's University at Juhu here amid thousands of spirited Mumbaikars. It was a 5-km walk for adults and 2-km walk for children and senior citizens.

      People from all walks of life, including health enthusiasts, Mumbai's famous walking communities like iconic Dabbawalas, Mumbai Moms, Mumbai Instagrammers, Mumbai Photowalk, Streets of Mumbai, joined the initiative.

      "The initiative mirrors our commitment to shake people from this inertia and encourage them to walk towards a healthier, more successful life, said Ashish Mehrotra, Managing Director and CEO of Max Bupa.

      After Mumbai, the walk will be held in Delhi on February 19 and conclude in Bengaluru on February 26.



      Headline Walk for better health, Kangana Ranaut urges women
      Publication financialexpress.com

      Actress Kangana Ranaut, who flagged off the fifth edition of Max Bupa Walk for Health here on Sunday, urged women to take out time from their schedules to walk for better health and fitness.

      "It's a myth that staying fit is expensive and complicated. It's actually not. What you just need to do is take out 30 minutes from your daily life and dedicate it to walking," Kangana said in a statement.

      "I ensure that my workout involves walking, it enhances one's mental, emotional and physical health. I want to specially tell all women out there that while you juggle different roles, don't neglect your health," added the actress, who is gearing up for the release of her upcoming film "Rangoon".

      Kangana flagged off the event at the SNDT Women's University at Juhu here amid thousands of spirited Mumbaikars. It was a 5-km walk for adults and 2-km walk for children and senior citizens.

      People from all walks of life, including health enthusiasts, Mumbai's famous walking communities like iconic Dabbawalas, Mumbai Moms, Mumbai Instagrammers, Mumbai Photowalk, Streets of Mumbai, joined the initiative.

      "The initiative mirrors our commitment to shake people from this inertia and encourage them to walk towards a healthier, more successful life, said Ashish Mehrotra, Managing Director and CEO of Max Bupa.

      After Mumbai, the walk will be held in Delhi on February 19 and conclude in Bengaluru on February 26.



      Headline Kangana Ranaut urges women to walk for better health
      Publication newsx.com

      Actress Kangana Ranaut, who flagged off the fifth edition of Max Bupa Walk for Health here on Sunday, urged women to take out time from their schedules to walk for better health and fitness.

      "It's a myth that staying fit is expensive and complicated. It's actually not. What you just need to do is take out 30 minutes from your daily life and dedicate it to walking," Kangana said in a statement.

      "I ensure that my workout involves walking, it enhances one's mental, emotional and physical health. I want to specially tell all women out there that while you juggle different roles, don't neglect your health," added the actress, who is gearing up for the release of her upcoming film "Rangoon".

      Kangana flagged off the event at the SNDT Women's University at Juhu here amid thousands of spirited Mumbaikars. It was a 5-km walk for adults and 2-km walk for children and senior citizens.

      People from all walks of life, including health enthusiasts, Mumbai's famous walking communities like iconic Dabbawalas, Mumbai Moms, Mumbai Instagrammers, Mumbai Photowalk, Streets of Mumbai, joined the initiative.

      "The initiative mirrors our commitment to shake people from this inertia and encourage them to walk towards a healthier, more successful life, said Ashish Mehrotra, Managing Director and CEO of Max Bupa.

      After Mumbai, the walk will be held in Delhi on February 19 and conclude in Bengaluru on February 26.



      Headline Kangana Ranaut urges women to walk for better health and fitness
      Publication zeenews.india.com

      Actress Kangana Ranaut, who flagged off the fifth edition of Max Bupa Walk for Health here on Sunday, urged women to take out time from their schedules to walk for better health and fitness.

      "It's a myth that staying fit is expensive and complicated. It's actually not. What you just need to do is take out 30 minutes from your daily life and dedicate it to walking," Kangana said in a statement.

      "I ensure that my workout involves walking, it enhances one's mental, emotional and physical health. I want to specially tell all women out there that while you juggle different roles, don't neglect your health," added the actress, who is gearing up for the release of her upcoming film "Rangoon".

      Kangana flagged off the event at the SNDT Women's University at Juhu here amid thousands of spirited Mumbaikars. It was a 5-km walk for adults and 2-km walk for children and senior citizens.

      People from all walks of life, including health enthusiasts, Mumbai's famous walking communities like iconic Dabbawalas, Mumbai Moms, Mumbai Instagrammers, Mumbai Photowalk, Streets of Mumbai, joined the initiative.

      "The initiative mirrors our commitment to shake people from this inertia and encourage them to walk towards a healthier, more successful life, said Ashish Mehrotra, Managing Director and CEO of Max Bupa.

      After Mumbai, the walk will be held in Delhi on February 19 and conclude in Bengaluru on February 26.



      Headline Rangoon star Kangana Ranaut gives away her fitness SECRETS and you’d be a fool to not know them (see HQ pictures)
      Publication india.com

      Rangoon actors Kangana Ranaut is going all crazy with promotion of her latest upcoming film with Shahid Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan. But recently she was at a different event and it was all related to fitness. Kangana Ranaut recently fifth edition of Max Bupa Walk for Health today. At the event she urged the women to WALK fin order to maintain better fitness and health. She also asked them to take out time from the busy schedules for this simple way to stay fit. While talking at the event the curly haired gorgeous actress said, ” I ensure that my workout involves walking, it enhances one’s mental, emotional and physical health. I want to specially tell all women out there that while you juggle different roles, don’t neglect your health.”

      As reported in a leading daily, she also further added, ” It`s a myth that staying fit is expensive and complicated. It`s actually not. What you just need to do is take out 30 minutes from your daily life and dedicate it to walking.”Kangana flagged off the event at the SNDT Women’s University at Juhu here amid thousands of spirited Mumbaikars. It was a 5-km walk for adults and 2-km walk for children and senior citizens. People from all walks of life, including health enthusiasts, Mumbai’s famous walking communities like iconic Dabbawalas, Mumbai Moms, Mumbai Instagrammers, Mumbai Photowalk, Streets of Mumbai, joined the initiative. “The initiative mirrors our commitment to shake people from this inertia and encourage them to walk towards a healthier, more successful life, said Ashish Mehrotra, Managing Director and CEO of Max Bupa.

      After Mumbai, Delhi and Bengaluru will be the next destinations for the fitness walks on February 19 an d February 26 respectively. Here are the latest HQ pics of this event, which proves that the event was a successful one and Kangana rocked it like a boss!



      Headline Walk for better health, Kangana urges wome
      Publication Dailypost

      Mumbai, Feb 12 (IANS) Actress Kangana Ranaut, who flagged off the fifth edition of Max Bupa Walk for Health here on Sunday, urged women to take out time from their schedules to walk for better health and fitness.

      "It's a myth that staying fit is expensive and complicated. It's actually not. What you just need to do is take out 30 minutes from your daily life and dedicate it to walking," Kangana said in a statement.

      "I ensure that my workout involves walking, it enhances one's mental, emotional and physical health. I want to specially tell all women out there that while you juggle different roles, don't neglect your health," added the actress, who is gearing up for the release of her upcoming film "Rangoon".

      Kangana flagged off the event at the SNDT Women's University at Juhu here amid thousands of spirited Mumbaikars. It was a 5-km walk for adults and 2-km walk for children and senior citizens.

      People from all walks of life, including health enthusiasts, Mumbai's famous walking communities like iconic Dabbawalas, Mumbai Moms, Mumbai Instagrammers, Mumbai Photowalk, Streets of Mumbai, joined the initiative.

      "The initiative mirrors our commitment to shake people from this inertia and encourage them to walk towards a healthier, more successful life, said Ashish Mehrotra, Managing Director and CEO of Max Bupa.

      After Mumbai, the walk will be held in Delhi on February 19 and conclude in Bengaluru on February 26.



      Headline Walk for better health, Kangana urges women
      Publication in.news.yahoo.com

      Mumbai, Feb 12 (IANS) Actress Kangana Ranaut, who flagged off the fifth edition of Max Bupa Walk for Health here on Sunday, urged women to take out time from their schedules to walk for better health and fitness.

      "It's a myth that staying fit is expensive and complicated. It's actually not. What you just need to do is take out 30 minutes from your daily life and dedicate it to walking," Kangana said in a statement.

      "I ensure that my workout involves walking, it enhances one's mental, emotional and physical health. I want to specially tell all women out there that while you juggle different roles, don't neglect your health," added the actress, who is gearing up for the release of her upcoming film "Rangoon".

      Kangana flagged off the event at the SNDT Women's University at Juhu here amid thousands of spirited Mumbaikars. It was a 5-km walk for adults and 2-km walk for children and senior citizens.

      People from all walks of life, including health enthusiasts, Mumbai's famous walking communities like iconic Dabbawalas, Mumbai Moms, Mumbai Instagrammers, Mumbai Photowalk, Streets of Mumbai, joined the initiative.

      "The initiative mirrors our commitment to shake people from this inertia and encourage them to walk towards a healthier, more successful life, said Ashish Mehrotra, Managing Director and CEO of Max Bupa.

      After Mumbai, the walk will be held in Delhi on February 19 and conclude in Bengaluru on February 26.



      Headline WALK FOR BETTER HEALTH, KANGANA URGES WOMEN
      Publication dailypioneer.com

      Actress Kangana Ranaut, who flagged off the fifth edition of Max Bupa Walk for Health here on Sunday, urged women to take out time from their schedules to walk for better health and fitness.

      "It's a myth that staying fit is expensive and complicated. It's actually not. What you just need to do is take out 30 minutes from your daily life and dedicate it to walking," Kangana said in a statement.

      "I ensure that my workout involves walking, it enhances one's mental, emotional and physical health. I want to specially tell all women out there that while you juggle different roles, don't neglect your health," added the actress, who is gearing up for the release of her upcoming film "Rangoon".

      Kangana flagged off the event at the SNDT Women's University at Juhu here amid thousands of spirited Mumbaikars. It was a 5-km walk for adults and 2-km walk for children and senior citizens.

      People from all walks of life, including health enthusiasts, Mumbai's famous walking communities like iconic Dabbawalas, Mumbai Moms, Mumbai Instagrammers, Mumbai Photowalk, Streets of Mumbai, joined the initiative.

      "The initiative mirrors our commitment to shake people from this inertia and encourage them to walk towards a healthier, more successful life, said Ashish Mehrotra, Managing Director and CEO of Max Bupa.

      After Mumbai, the walk will be held in Delhi on February 19 and conclude in Bengaluru on February 26.



      Headline Jamboree at Juhu: City takes a walk for health's sake
      Publication Timesofindia.indiatimes.com

      A motley mix of thousands of Mumbaikars put their best foot forward at the Max Bupa Walk for Health organized in association with the Times of India at SNDT University grounds in Juhu on Sunday morning.

      The fifth edition of the run saw enthusiastic participants, including a contingent of Mumbai's dab king," said Ranaut. "I ensure that my workout involves walking; it enhances one's mental, emotional and physical health. I want to tell all women out there that while you juggle different roles, don't neglect your health."

      The eldest participants was Dinesh Agarwal (66) who had come with his wife and Prabha (63). "We love to walk and have previously participated in marathons," said Dinesh. The marathon ended with a jam session by a band called AFM. Ashish Malhotra, CEO bawalas, who trudged 5km or 2km after a quick warmup session of zumba.

      The youngest participant was Dadar resident Siddh Nandu (3) who hotfooted it with his parents, Soran and Rohit, both marathon enthusiasts.

      Actor Kangana Ranaut flagged off the run. "It's a myth that staying fit is expensive and complicated.It's actually not. What you just need to do is take out 30 minutes from your daily life and dedicate it to wal of Max Bupa, said, "We want everybody to be fit and healthy . We are thrilled to see the contagious enthusiasm and commitment of thousands of Mumbaikars who have gathered here to walk towards a healthier tomorrow."

      The Max Bupa National Race Walking Championships will be held in Delhi on February 18 and 19, and will witness participation from over 200 national and international race walkers, who will `race walk' in 50 km, 20 km and 10 km categories.



Online Coverage

    • Walk for health : walking as a sign to live a healthy life .
    • "Max Bupa Walk for Health" announces its fourth edition .
    • Walking is the secret of akshay's fitness.
    • Akshay Kumar and Nimrat kaur flagged off the marathon held at S.N.D.T University by kids.
    • 10000 families participated in Max Bupa Walk for Health fourth edition.
    • Walkathon from Mumbai to Delhi.
    • Akshay Kumar, along with his Airlift co-star Nimrat Kaur gave the "Max Bupa Walk for Health" a surprise visit and motivated the participants to deliver their best
    • Walking is intrinsic part of Akshay's fitness regime
    • Bollywood Actors Akshay Kumar and Nimrat Kaur during the 4th edition
    • Max Bupa Health Insurance Kich starts its 4th edition of max bupa wak for health
    • Max Bupa Encourages Ahmedabad to walk for Health
    • 5,000 Mumbaikars walk for healthy cause, Olympics qualifiers to march on the Delhi
    • 1 Walking makes you happier, healthier and restores work life balance Walking makes people happier, restores work-life balance
    • 2 Walking restores work-life balance: Survey

      People are taking up "walking" as a means to improve their work-life balance so much so that walkers in Delhi and Mumbai have started leaving office on time to walk, says a survey. more info
      According to the Max Bupa Walk for Health Survey, walking regularly helps people restore their work life balance, makes them calmer, happier and more positive towards life.

      Around 36 per cent of walkers in Delhi and 26 per cent in Mumbai say that their work life balance has improved post walking, as they have started leaving office on time so that they can walk a certain distance, says the survey.

      "The findings of the Max Bupa Walk for Health Survey 2014 reinforce the numerous physical and psychological benefits of walking, including better health, positive lifestyle changes, improvement in eating and sleeping patterns, among many others," Max Bupa Chief Executive Officer Manasije Mishra said.

      The Max Bupa Walk for Health initiative, now in its third season, is an endeavour to encourage people to walk regularly for a healthier and more successful life, the company said in a statement.

      The first two editions of Max Bupa Walk for Health 2012 and 2013 saw participation of more than 40,000 people.

      The survey also revealed how technology motivates different age groups and genders to walk more.

      People in the older age group are more disciplined and focused while walking. However those in the middle and younger age groups like to multitask, engage on social networking sites or apps while walking, it said.

      The survey also said that every 4 out of 5 walkers suffering from serious chronic ailments in Delhi and Mumbai have health insurance policies.

      Almost 90 per cent of people in the younger age group had insured their health followed by the middle age group at 82 per cent. However the older age group is lagging behind at 71 per cent, the report added.

      http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/news/walking-restores-worklife-balance-survey/article6544501.ece

      NEW DELHI, OCT 29:

      People are taking up �walking� as a means to improve their work-life balance so much so that walkers in Delhi and Mumbai have started leaving office on time to walk, says a survey. According to the Max Bupa Walk for Health Survey, walking regularly helps people restore their work life balance, makes them calmer, happier and more positive towards life. Around 36 per cent of walkers in Delhi and 26 per cent in Mumbai say that their work life balance has improved post walking, as they have started leaving office on time so that they can walk a certain distance, says the survey.

      �The findings of the Max Bupa Walk for Health Survey 2014 reinforce the numerous physical and psychological benefits of walking, including better health, positive lifestyle changes, improvement in eating and sleeping patterns, among many others,� Max Bupa Chief Executive Officer Manasije Mishra said.

      The Max Bupa Walk for Health initiative, now in its third season, is an endeavour to encourage people to walk regularly for a healthier and more successful life, the company said in a statement. The first two editions of Max Bupa Walk for Health 2012 and 2013 saw participation of more than 40,000 people.

      The survey also revealed how technology motivates different age groups and genders to walk more.

      People in the older age group are more disciplined and focused while walking. However those in the middle and younger age groups like to multitask, engage on social networking sites or apps while walking, it said. The survey also said that every 4 out of 5 walkers suffering from serious chronic ailments in Delhi and Mumbai have health insurance policies. Almost 90 per cent of people in the younger age group had insured their health followed by the middle age group at 82 per cent. However the older age group is lagging behind at 71 per cent, the report added
    • 3 Take a walk to ward off lifestyle diseases

      Zee Media Bureau/Dr Sudha Reddy more info


      Lifestyle diseases like hypertension, high cholesterol and diabetes are now hitting younger men and women in India.

      This trend is even more pervasive in the metropolitan cities of the country. Lack of physical activity is one of the most significant contributors to the manifestation of such diseases. Statistics reveal that as many as 75% of adult Indians living in urban areas have either very little or no time for physical activity.

      Lifestyle diseases, unlike other diseases, can be prevented by making minimal changes to our daily routine. Since lack of physical activity is a major trigger for such diseases, making exercise a part of our routine is imperative for mitigating the risk from these. Walking, being one of the simplest and most sustainable forms of exercise can be extremely effective in preventing and fighting against lifestyle diseases.

      Hypertension, diabetes and cardiovascular disease due to high cholesterol levels are some of the common lifestyle diseases prevalent amongst Indians. Diabetics are also highly risk-prone to cardiovascular diseases besides other major health problems.

      Walking can be highly beneficial against all these conditions. As per researchers from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, brisk walking reduces the exercisers' risk of hypertension by 7.2 per cent, diabetes by 12.3 per cent and heart disease by 9.3 per cent.

      Walking and Hypertension

      Hypertension is a condition where the blood pressure in the arteries is elevated. It puts strain on the heart, as a result of which, the heart may enlarge. This increases the risk for heart attacks, stroke and kidney failure. Exercise increases to improve blood flow, increasing availability of Oxygen to the working muscles. Blood vessels may become more relaxed or dilated and allow the increased blood flow. Walking is known to reduce your blood pressure and improve blood circulation and all round cardio vascular functions.

      A recent study reveals that even a little bit of weekly exercise is enough to lower blood pressure and improve overall fitness. Merely thirty minutes of walking three times a week, even if it was broken into ten minute walks throughout the day might be enough to keep your blood pressure in check.

      Walking and High Cholesterol

      Excess weight tends to increase the amount of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) in your blood, the kind of lipoprotein that's been linked to heart disease. Walking can help to lower LDL, or "bad" cholesterol, raise HDL, or "good" cholesterol, and reduce heart disease risk by: Burning calories to aid weight loss Controlling diabetes Reducing high blood pressure Raising your heart rate Increasing your breathing rate and getting more oxygen to your body

      Walking and Diabetes

      Walking is one of the most popular and widely recommended forms of physical activity for people with diabetes. It is highly effective in controlling blood glucose levels. Studies have revealed that walking approximately one fifty minutes per week can reduce the risk of diabetes. By walking every day, for 30 minutes to an hour, diabetics can reap the following benefits:

      Improved control on glucose (sugar) levels walking helps in consumption of accumulated sugar levels in the blood. Uncontrolled Diabetes increases risk of Ischemic heart disease Weight control by burning calories Improves blood circulation to feet and controls any complications of diabetic foot

      It is interesting to note that when you stop exercising regularly, your blood pressure will return to its prior level, usually within a week. Therefore, you cannot "bank" your exercise, building up an account, so you can take time off. The benefits of exercise are reduced when you cease to partake of it on a regular basis. A small dose of exercise done over a long period of time has a much better result than a large amount done irregularly.

      Walking can therefore act as a powerful tool in fighting against sedentary lifestyle diseases plaguing the lives of so many Indians today. Most of us are well aware of the benefits of walking, yet we fail to make it a part of our routine either due to lack of time, will, perseverance or motivation.

      There is need for people to acknowledge the power of walking in order to reap its benefits for a healthier life. The Max Bupa Walk for Health campaign was initiated in 2012 to sensitize people about the benefits of walking and to inspire them to embrace this simple yet powerful form of exercise.

      The third edition of the campaign that mobilised over 40,000 people in the first two years, is scheduled for November 9, 2014 in Delhi and Mumbai. For those willing to make a change in their lifestyle by making walking a part of their routine, it is a great platform to get started.

    • 4 Multiple health benefits of regular walks
      CHANDIGARH:Walking regularly helps people restore their work life balance, makes them calmer, happier and more positive towards life, reveals Max Bupa Walk for Health Survey 2014, a first of its kind study of nearly 1000 walkers in Delhi and Mumbai. more info >>

      According to the survey, 83% walkers in Delhi and Mumbai experience positive lifestyle changes post walking. 47% walkers in Delhi and 43% walkers in Mumbai feel they have become calmer. 36% walkers in Delhi and 26% walkers in Mumbai say that their work life balance has improved post walking, as they have started leaving office on time,to walk. 41% people in Delhi and 43 % people in Mumbai also feel that their sleeping habits have improved as a result of walking. Also, 35% walkers in Delhi and 38% walkers in Mumbai experienced improvement in their self-esteem and confidence. 70% patients suffering from serious heart, respiratory, obesity and bone or joint related ailments, also experienced improvement in their physical, mental and emotional health, after walking. 91% patients suffering from bone or joint related issues, 81% obese patients, 77% cardio patients and 76% asthma patients reported that they feel happier, active, energetic and more positive, after regular walks.

      The survey reiterates the multiple health benefits of a simple exercise like walking that Max Bupa has taken upon itself to drive across the country through its first of its kind health initiative, Max Bupa Walk for Health . The initiative aims to encourage people to integrate walking into their daily schedule. Buoyed by the participation of more than 40,000 people in the two editions of Max Bupa Walk for Health 2012 and 2013, the third edition of Max Bupa Walk for Health is scheduled for November 9 this year in Delhi and Mumbai.

      A significant number of regular walkers say that that they have started avoiding junk food (60%), started waking up early (51%) and have become more inclined towards a healthier lifestyle than before.1 out of every 2 regular walkers in Delhi and 1 out of every 3 regular walkers in Mumbai prefer walking over driving short distances. The incidence of walking instead of driving shorter distances is also high among cardio (47%) and obese patients (35%).53% patients who walk regularly experienced decrease in stress and 41% said it helped improve their blood pressure levels. Weight loss is also one of the positive after effects of walking, visible within six months in most patients. On an average, patients reported losing more than 4 kg through regular walking. Cardio and Obesity patients reported an average weight loss of 6 kg and 5 kg respectively.

      Manasije Mishra, Chief Executive Officer, Max Bupa said, "The findings of the Max Bupa Walk for Health Survey 2014 reinforce the numerous physical and psychological benefits of walking, including better health, positive lifestyle changes, improvement in eating and sleeping patterns, among many others. It has emerged from the survey that walking is a super pill, prescribed by 96% doctors to people across age groups, including patients suffering from chronic ailments like heart diseases, obesity and asthma. The Max Bupa Walk for Health initiative, now in its third season, is our endeavor to encourage people to walk regularly for a healthier and more successful life. "

      Pointing at city wise walking trends, the survey revealed that while Delhi walks more on weekends Mumbai walks the same distance on weekdays and weekends. However, Mumbai walks longer (45 minutes) than Delhi (34 minutes) at one go. 8 out of 10 people in the 21-30 years age groups Walk for Health on a daily basis, seven days a week. However, those in the 31-45 age group prefers walking six times a week and those in who in the 45 years and above people prefer walking only 5 times a week. More than one third (34%) of walkers in the younger age group, walk after lunch and one fourth of them (24%) opt for walking on way back home. Those in the middle age group prefer walking in the morning or on way to work. Almost 5 out of 10 walkers above the age of 45 years old prefer to walk in the evening or post dinner. However, doctors recommend morning walks over evening walks. 83% doctors recommend early morning walks, as against only 8% doctors who prescribe evening walks.

      "The survey shows that companionship makes walking more enjoyable and presence of a companion is a motivator for people across age groups to walk regularly. Over 56% people in Delhi and 50% people in Mumbai prefer to walk with their families. Over 50% males and females also enjoy walks in company of their family members. That's why this year we are encouraging people to participate in Max Bupa Walk for Health with their family and loved ones," added Anika Agarwal, Head-Marketing, Max Bupa.

      Interestingly, the survey also revealed how technology motivates different age groups and genders to walk more. People in the older age group are more disciplined and focused while walking, however those in the middle and younger age groups like to multitask, engage on social networking sites or apps while walking. 45% of middle age group walkers listen to music, 41% check mails and 40% talk on the phone. 41% men plan important activities while walking, 39% men prefer to socialize with other walkers and family, while 33% women either listen to music or simply check mails while walking. Social networking sites and messaging apps like facebook and whatsapp are also popular with men and women in the younger age groups, with 23% admitting to their usage while walking.

      It has emerged from the survey that every 4 out of 5 walkers suffering from serious chronic ailments in Delhi and Mumbai have health insurance policies. Almost 90% of people in the younger age group had insured their health, followed by the middle age group at 82% and the older age group lagging behind at 71%.
    • 5 Walking could help you stay happy, calm and more positive towards life Walking regularly helps people restore their work life balance, makes them calmer, happier and more positive towards life, reveals Max Bupa Walk for Health Survey 2014, a first of its kind study of nearly 1000 walkers in Delhi and Mumbai. more info
      Walking regularly helps people restore their work life balance, makes them calmer, happier and more positive towards life, reveals Max Bupa Walk for Health Survey 2014, a first of its kind study of nearly 1000 walkers in Delhi and Mumbai.

      According to the survey, 83% walkers in Delhi and Mumbai experience positive lifestyle changes post walking. 47% walkers in Delhi and 43% walkers in Mumbai feel they have become calmer. 36% walkers in Delhi and 26% walkers in Mumbai say that their work life balance has improved post walking, as they have started leaving office on time, to walk. 41% people in Delhi and 43 % people in Mumbai also feel that their sleeping habits have improved as a result of walking. Also, 35% walkers in Delhi and 38% walkers in Mumbai experienced improvement in their self-esteem and confidence. 70% patients suffering from serious heart, respiratory, obesity and bone or joint related ailments, also experienced improvement in their physical, mental and emotional health, after walking. 91% patients suffering from bone or joint related issues, 81% obese patients, 77% cardio patients and 76% asthma patients reported that they feel happier, active, energetic and more positive, after regular walks.

      The survey reiterates the multiple health benefits of a simple exercise like walking that Max Bupa has taken upon itself to drive across the country through its first of its kind health initiative, Max Bupa Walk for Health. The initiative aims to encourage people to integrate walking into their daily schedule. Buoyed by the participation of more than 40,000 people in the two editions of Max Bupa Walk for Health 2012 and 2013, the third edition of Max Bupa Walk for Health is scheduled for November 9 this year in Delhi and Mumbai.

      A significant number of regular walkers say that that they have started avoiding junk food (60%), started waking up early (51%) and have become more inclined towards a healthier lifestyle than before.1 out of every 2 regular walkers in Delhi and 1 out of every 3 regular walkers in Mumbai prefer walking over driving short distances. The incidence of walking instead of driving shorter distance sis also high among cardio (47%) and obese patients (35%).53% patients who walk regularly experienced decrease in stress and 41% said it helped improve their blood pressure levels. Weight loss is also one of the positive after effects of walking, visible within six months in most patients. On an average, patients reported losing more than 4 kg through regular walking. Cardio and Obesity patients reported an average weight loss of 6 kg and 5 kg respectively.

      Manasije Mishra, Chief Executive Officer, Max Bupa said, �The findings of the Max Bupa Walk for Health Survey 2014 reinforce the numerous physical and psychological benefits of walking, including better health, positive lifestyle changes, improvement in eating and sleeping patterns, among many others. It has emerged from the survey that walking is a super pill, prescribed by 96% doctors to people across age groups, including patients suffering from chronic ailments like heart diseases, obesity and asthma. The Max Bupa Walk for Health initiative, now in its third season, is our endeavour to encourage people to walk regularly for a healthier and more successful life. �

      Pointing at city wise walking trends, the survey revealed that while Delhi walks more on weekends Mumbai walks the same distance on weekdays and weekends. However, Mumbai walks longer (45 minutes) than Delhi (34 minutes) at one go. 8 out of 10 people in the 21-30 years age groups Walk for Health on a daily basis, seven days a week. However, those in the 31-45 age group prefers walking six times a week and those in who in the 45 years and above people prefer walking only 5 times a week. More than one third (34%) of walkers in the younger age group, walk after lunch and one fourth of them (24%) opt for walking on way back home. Those in the middle age group prefer walking in the morning or on way to work. Almost 5 out of 10 walkers above the age of 45 years old prefer to walk in the evening or post dinner. However, doctors recommend morning walks over evening walks. 83% doctors recommend early morning walks, as against only 8% doctors who prescribe evening walks.

      �The survey shows that companionship makes walking more enjoyable and presence of a companion is a motivator for people across age groups to walk regularly. Over 56% people in Delhi and 50% people in Mumbai prefer to walk with their families. Over 50% males and females also enjoy walks in company of their family members. That�s why this year we are encouraging people to participate in Max Bupa Walk for Health with their family and loved ones,� added Anika Agarwal, Head-Marketing, Max Bupa.

      Interestingly, the survey also revealed how technology motivates different age groups and genders to walk more. People in the older age group are more disciplined and focused while walking, however those in the middle and younger age groupsl ike to multitask, engage on social networking sites or apps while walking. 45% of middle age group walkers listen to music, 41% check mails and 40% talk on the phone. 41% men plan important activities while walking, 39% men prefer to socialize with other walkers and family, while 33% women either listen to music or simply check mails while walking. Social networking sites and messaging apps like facebook and whatsapp are also popular with men and women in the younger age groups, with 23% admitting to their usage while walking.

      It has emerged from the survey that every 4 out of 5 walkers suffering from serious chronic ailments in Delhi and Mumbai have health insurance policies. Almost 90% of people in the younger age group had insured their health, followed by the middle age group at 82% and the older age group lagging behind at 71%.
    • 6 Max Bupa Walk for Health Survey in HT, Hndu and Business Standard Stories... more info

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    • 7 Stop sitting and start walking! Most of us do not consider ourselves lazy. We get up to exercise, work hard all day, and take care of the home and family in the evenings and on weekends. more info
      Indiatimes.com Walking is proved to be one of the best stress buster too.

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      As well as keeping you fit and in good shape, walking will help you prevent a whole range of health problems in the future...

      Most of us do not consider ourselves lazy. We get up to exercise, work hard all day, and take care of the home and family in the evenings and on weekends. From the time we get to work until the time we leave in the evening, we might barely move a muscle except during break and lunch times.

      It's no surprise that sitting behind a desk, commuting or relaxing on the couch for too many hours a day can be harmful to our health, but what we may find surprising the long term negative health impact and diseases. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 60 to 85% of the population worldwide does not engage in enough activity, therefore leading a sedentary lifestyle. Have you ever sat nearly motionless for a couple of hours and noticed that you feel sleepy and lethargic? It is not your imagination. When you sit for so long, you do not get to benefit from having increased blood flow to your brain the way you do when you are moving. That can make you sleepy, less productive, and less alert. Sitting stationary for 40 hours a week and then extrapolated over months and years will take a huge toll on your health and well-being.

      The health hazards and risks associated with sitting all day are numerous. When we are sitting, major muscle groups such as the legs and the core are not using energy. This causes metabolism to slow down, accumulation of fat causing obesity which in turn increases the risk of diabetes, cardiovascular disease.. As per WHO BMI (Body Mass Index) more than 25 is considered as over-weight and >= 30 is Obesity. Globally 44% of diabetes, 23% of ischaemic heart disease and 741% of certain cancers are attributable to overweight and obesity.

      Given the amount of time people spend at work it makes sense to think about the opportunities for increasing physical activity in and around the workplace. A more active workforce brings lots of benefits to both staff and your business.Active walk breaks can help us all avoid the harmful effects of sitting all day. Take an active walk break at least once an hour, and remember that an active break can be effective even if it is as short as a minute or two. Making changes throughout your workday can have a big impact on your overall health. Here are some simple changes that you can make in order to improve the health of your daily life:

      * Have walking meetings * Stand or walk while on conference calls * Print documents on a printer that's across the office or on another floor * Take the stairs * Walk or bike/bicycle to work * Walk during a lunch break * Take a "walk break" whenever you can find the time at the office. Take some time off from work and walk. This will help you concentrate better and will help relieve work stress and pressure * 10-15 mins walk after dinner helps in easy digestion and intestine mobility * Walking is proved to be one of the best stress buster too

      Try to make walking a routine for example, try to walk at the same time each day. Remember, you use the same amount of energy, no matter what time of day you walk, so do what is most convenient for you. You may find that asking someone to walk with you will help make it a regular activity. Some people find that keeping an activity diary or log also makes it easier.

      As well as keeping you fit and in good shape, walking will help you prevent a whole range of health problems in the future. Meeting recommended physical activity targets by walking reduces your risk of high blood pressure, high cholesterol, coronary heart disease (which can lead to angina, heart attack or stroke), type 2 diabetes, arthrosis and certain types of cancer, especially colon, breast and lung cancer. In Women regular walking can help get rid of many gynecological ailments (dymenrrohoea, irregular periods and pre-menstrual syndrome) and regularizing menstrual cycles. Regular walking during pregnancy helps in easy delivery and quick recovery.

      As well as keeping you fit and in good shape, walking will help you prevent a whole range of health problems in the future. Meeting recommended physical activity targets by walking reduces your risk of high blood pressure, high cholesterol, coronary heart disease (which can lead to angina, heart attack or stroke), type 2 diabetes, arthrosis and certain types of cancer, especially colon, breast and lung cancer. In Women regular walking can help get rid of many gynecological ailments (dymenrrohoea, irregular periods and pre-menstrual syndrome) and regularizing menstrual cycles. Regular walking during pregnancy helps in easy delivery and quick recovery.

      With time, as you continue to walk, you�ll start to reap the physical and mental health benefits and improve your physical performance. With a bit of effort, we can reduce the negative effects of sitting all day and become happier, productive and healthier.

      Max Bupa has taken up the cause of walking as it is one of the easiest, yet most underestimated forms of physical activity that can be undertaken by anyone. Max Bupa Walk for Health is aimed at reinforcing the benefits of walking and encouraging people to build more walking into their everyday lives for their overall wellbeing.

      - Dr Sudha Reddy, Medical Advisory Team, Max Bupa
    • 8 Max Bupa Health Insurance announces 3rd edition of Walk for Health Continuing with the commitment to help people lead healthier and more successful lives, Max Bupa Health Insurance has announced the launch of third edition of its flagship event, Max Bupa Walk for Health. more info
      Indiatimes.com Continuing with the commitment to help people lead healthier and more successful lives, Max Bupa Health Insurance has announced the launch of third edition of its flagship event, Max Bupa Walk for Health. The first of its kind health initiative that has been successfully mobilising thousands of Indians to incorporate more walking into their daily routine, will be held in Delhi and Mumbai this year on November 9. Initiated in 2012, the previous two editions received an enthusiastic response from over 40,000 participants across India.

      Over the last two years, the initiative has garnered support from a number of celebrities, politicians, health and fitness enthusiasts, social activists and sports personalities like Sania Mirza, Sonam Kapoor, Anupam Kher, Neha Dhupia, Anurag Kashyap, Kunal Kapoor, Shobha De, Dino Morea and Smriti Irani. Also a host of leading brands like Fitness First, Cafe Coffee Day and Yakult among others have been associated with the annual initiative.

      The last edition of Max Bupa Walk for Health saw wide participation by families. 54% of participants in Delhi and 47% of their Mumbai counterparts chose to walk with a partner or in a group, reflecting the underlying preference of people to walk with their loved ones. The trend was common across different age groups. Seeing the initiative�s growing popularity among families, the focus of Max Bupa Walk for Health 2014 will be to sustain and increase participation from families with the objective of encouraging them to walk together for their overall wellbeing.

      Talking about the third edition of Max Bupa Walk for Health, Manasije Mishra, CEO, Max Bupa said, �As a committed health partner to our customers and their families, our purpose is to help them live healthier and more successful lives. Through Max Bupa Walk for Health, we aim to drive greater awareness about the innumerable health benefits of walking among the general public. According to our research, walking is emerging as a preferred family exercise in India, with over 50% of people choosing to walk with their family, for better health and well-being or just to bond and connect with their loved ones. However, due to long work hours and daily commute, 60% of the people in metros are not able to walk often. Our aim is to remind families about the multiple health benefits of walking and encourage them to take out time to do what they enjoy - walk regularly with their loved ones.�

      �This year our ambition is to mobilise 15,000 people to Walk for Health with their families. As we want to drive walking as a habit among the younger generation, we also aim to encourage 5,000 children to participate in the initiative and adopt walking in the long term,� added Mishra.

      Max Bupa Walk for Health 2014 will hold a plethora of entertainment and fitness activities for the participants. The event will also see popular cartoon characters, large communities, schools, colleges and corporates participating in large groups. Like last year, there will be two categories for participants -five kilometre walk for adults and avid walkers� and two-kilometre walk for senior citizens and children.

      India Infoline News Service | Mumbai | October 01, 2014 14:13 IST

      Max Bupa Health Insurance announces the launch of third edition of its flagship event on November 9

      Max Bupa Health Insurance announces the launch of third edition of its flagship event, Max Bupa Walk for Health. The first of its kind health initiative that has been successfully mobilising thousands of Indians to incorporate more walking into their daily routine, will be held in Delhi and Mumbai this year on November 9. Initiated in 2012, the previous two editions received an enthusiastic response from over 40,000 participants across India. Over the last two years, the initiative has garnered support from a number of celebrities, politicians, health and fitness enthusiasts, social activists and sports personalities like Sania Mirza, Sonam Kapoor, Anupam Kher, Neha Dhupia, Anurag Kashyap, Kunal Kapoor, Shobha De, Dino Morea and Smriti Irani. Also a host of leading brands like Fitness First, Cafe Coffee Day and Yakult among others have been associated with the annual initiative. The last edition of Max Bupa Walk for Health saw wide participation by families. 54% of participants in Delhi and 47% of their Mumbai counterparts chose to walk with a partner or in a group, reflecting the underlying preference of people to walk with their loved ones. The trend was common across different age groups. Seeing the initiatives growing popularity among families, the focus of Max Bupa Walk for Health 2014 will be to sustain and increase participation from families with the objective of encouraging them to walk together for their overall wellbeing.

      Talking about the third edition of Max Bupa Walk for Health, Manasije Mishra, CEO, Max Bupa said, As a committed health partner to our customers and their families, our purpose is to help them live healthier and more successful lives. Through Max Bupa Walk for Health, we aim to drive greater awareness about the innumerable health benefits of walking among the general public. According to our research, walking is emerging as a preferred family exercise in India, with over 50% of people choosing to walk with their family, for better health and well-being or just to bond and connect with their loved ones. However, due to long work hours and daily commute, 60% of the people in metros are not able to walk often. Our aim is to remind families about the multiple health benefits of walking and encourage them to take out time to do what they enjoy - walk regularly with their loved ones.

      This year our ambition is to mobilise 15,000 people to Walk for Health with their families. As we want to drive walking as a habit among the younger generation, we also aim to encourage 5,000 children to participate in the initiative and adopt walking in the long term, added Manasije.

      Max Bupa Walk for Health 2014 will hold a plethora of entertainment and fitness activities for the participants. The event will also see popular cartoon characters, large communities, schools, colleges and corporates participating in large groups. Like last year, there will be two categories for participants five kilometre walk for adults and avid walkers and two kilometre walk for senior citizens and children.
    • 9 Max Bupa to flag off third edition of its awareness drive in Delhi and Mumbai Max Bupa Health Insurance is going to launch third edition of its awareness drive called 'Walk for Health' in Delhi and Mumbai on November 9. more info
      Indiatimes.com Max Bupa Health Insurance is going to launch third edition of its awareness drive called �Walk for Health� in Delhi and Mumbai on November 9. In a press release issued by the company, the insurer said that the initiative aims to motivate people to incorporate walking as an exercise into their daily routine.

      The company said that many eminent personalities are likely to be a part of this initiative. �Over the last two years, the initiative has garnered support from a number of celebrities, politicians, health and fitness enthusiasts, social activists and sports personalities like Sania Mirza, Sonam Kapoor, Anupam Kher, Neha Dhupia, Anurag Kashyap, Kunal Kapoor, Shobha De, Dino Morea and Smriti Irani. Also a host of leading brands like Fitness First, Cafe Coffee Day and Yakult among others have been associated with the annual initiative.� Through the press release, Manasije Mishra, CEO, Max Bupa said, �As a committed health partner to our customers and their families, our purpose is to help them live healthier and more successful lives. Through Max Bupa Walk for Health, we aim to drive greater awareness about the innumerable health benefits of walking among the general public. According to our research, walking is emerging as a preferred family exercise in India, with over 50% of people choosing to walk with their family, for better health and well-being or just to bond and connect with their loved ones. However, due to long work hours and daily commute, 60% of the people in metros are not able to walk often. Our aim is to remind families about the multiple health benefits of walking and encourage them to take out time to do what they enjoy - walk regularly with their loved ones.� �This year our ambition is to mobilise 15,000 people to Walk for Health with their families. As we want to drive walking as a habit among the younger generation, we also aim to encourage 5,000 children to participate in the initiative and adopt walking in the long term,� added Manasije. The company claims that the previous two editions received an overwhelming response from over 40,000 participants across India.
    • 10 Get Ready For a Long Walk The article highlights that Max Bupa - Walk for Health is a first of its kind health initiative that aims to motivate people to incorporate walking as an exercise into their daily routine. This will be the second edition of the calendar event which saw massive response from 18,000 people in 2012. more info
      Indiatimes.com

      In continuation of its commitment to help people lead healthier and happier lives, Max Bupa Health Insurance today announced the launch of Max Bupa Walk for Health 2013 in Delhi and Mumbai. Max Bupa Walk for Health is a first of its kind health initiative that aims to motivate people to incorporate walking as an exercise into their daily routine. This will be the second edition of the calendar event which saw massive response from 18,000 people in 2012. Max Bupa Walk for Health 2013 will hold three categories- Adults, Children and Elderly. They will pledge their allegiance to include walking as an integral part of their lives. This year the distance for each category will be 5kms walk for Adults and avid walkers and 2kms walk for Senior citizens and children.

      Speaking on the occasion, Manasije Mishra, CEO, Max Bupa Health Insurance said, �At Max Bupa, our purpose is to help our customers lead healthier and more successful lives. Max Bupa Walk for Health received a tremendous response in 2012 and successfully mobilized more than 18,000 people to walk. This year, our focus is Delhi and Mumbai, India�s largest cities where people are possibly experiencing high stress level, considerable pollution and difficult lifestyles. We believe that if we can get people to change their lifestyles and start walking in these cities then we can make a significant impact on the health of our fellow citizens.�

      �A Max Bupa research shows that walking is the most preferred form of exercise with 56 per cent of people who exercise, opting for it.� Manasije added.
    • 11 Max Bupa Walk for Health 2013 to be held in Delhi, Mumbai
      The article highlights that Max Bupa - Walk for Health is a first of its kind health initiative that aims to motivate people to incorporate walking as an exercise into their daily routine. This will be the second edition of the calendar event which saw massive response from 18,000 people in 2012.

      Indianexpress.com Max Bupa Walk for Health 2013 is focused on Delhi and Mumbai, as owing to a sedentary lifestyle, people living in these metros are more prone to stress and lead an unhealthy life. Prominent as the IT/Telecom and BFSI hubs of India, the people in these cities work long hours which leaves them with hardly any spare time to exercise. Bupa's global research in 13 countries has revealed that high stress level, unhealthy diets and sedentary lifestyle has high negative impact on people's health. Speaking about the initiative, Manasije Mishra, CEO, Max Bupa Health Insurance, said, "We believe that if we can get people to change their lifestyles and start walking in these cities then we can make a significant impact on the health of our fellow citizens."

      "A Max Bupa research shows that walking is the most preferred form of exercise with 56 per cent of people who exercise, opting for it," Manasije added.
    • 12 Event: Max Bupa Walk for Health 2013 in Delhi and Mumbai
      The article highlights that Max Bupa - Walk for Health is a first of its kind health initiative that aims to motivate people to incorporate walking as an exercise into their daily routine. This will be the second edition of the calendar event which saw massive response from 18,000 people in 2012.

      India.com Health What: Max Bupa Walk for Health is a first of its kind health initiative that aims to motivate people to incorporate walking as an exercise into their daily routine. This will be the second edition of the calendar event which saw massive response from 18,000 people in 2012.

      Who: It will be for three categories- Adults, Children and Elderly. They will pledge their allegiance to include walking as an integral part of their lives. This year the distance for each category will be 5 km walk for Adults and avid walkers and 2 km walk for Senior citizens and children.

      When and where: Max Bupa Walk for Health 2013 will be flagged off on 20th October in Delhi and Mumbai.

      Contact: www.walkforhealth.in, is a dedicated website on the initiative that has been created for participants to register online with their friends and family and get access to useful tips on walking. Participants can also register free of cost at Bookmyshow.com and toll free number 1800 3010 3333 and on the interactive Facebook page www.facebook.com/MaxBupaHealthInsurance
    • 13 Max Bupa to flag off 'Walk for Health 2013' in Delhi and Mumbai
      The article highlights that Max Bupa Walk for Health is a first of its kind health initiative that aims to motivate people to incorporate walking as an exercise into their daily routine. This will be the second edition of the calendar event which saw massive response from 18,000 people in 2012. more info >>

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      In continuation of its commitment to help people lead healthier and happier lives, Max Bupa Health Insurance today announced the launch of Max Bupa Walk for Health 2013 in Delhi and Mumbai. Max Bupa Walk for Health is a first of its kind health initiative that aims to motivate people to incorporate walking as an exercise into their daily routine. This will be the second edition of the calendar event which saw massive response from 18,000 people in 2012. Max Bupa Walk for Health 2013 will hold three categories- Adults, Children and Elderly. They will pledge their allegiance to include walking as an integral part of their lives. This year the distance for each category will be 5kms walk for Adults and avid walkers and 2kms walk for Senior citizens and children.

    • 14 Walking For a Healthy Heart
      This is an authored article by Rajeev Virmani, Head Relationship Doctor, Max Bupa, showcasing that Max Bupa has taken up the cause of walking and introduced Max Bupa Walk for Health campaign which is aimed at reinforcing the benefits of walking and encouraging people to build more walking into their everyday lives for their overall wellbeing. The article talks about that walking being one of the simplest and easiest way to get more active, lose weight and become healthier. more info >>

      The Financial Express, The Indian Express

      There are countless physical activities out there, but walking is the simplest positive change you can make to effectively improve your health. Walking is simple, free and one of the easiest ways to get more active, lose weight and become healthier. It's underrated as a form of exercise but walking is ideal for people of all ages and fitness levels who want to be more active. Regular walking has been shown to reduce the risk of chronic illnesses, such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, asthma, stroke and some types of cancers. Your heart is the single most important muscle in your body, but keeping it in shape doesn't require a fancy gym membership or hours of gruelling workouts. Adding a few brisk walks into your week is all it takes. Exercise, such as walking, strengthens the muscles of heart and makes it pump more efficiently, delivering more oxygen and nutrients to the other organs.
    • 15 Max Bupa's Mumbai-Delhi Health Tour
      The article highlights that Max Bupa Walk for Health is a first of its kind health initiative that aims to motivate people to incorporate walking as an exercise into their daily routine.

    • 16 Max Bupa announces second edition of Walk for Health in Delhi, Mumbai
      The article highlights that Max Bupa Walk for Health is a first of its kind health initiative that aims to motivate people to incorporate walking as an exercise into their daily routine. This will be the second edition of the calendar event which saw massive response from 18,000 people in 2012. more info >>

      Apnapaisa.com In continuation of its commitment to help people lead healthier and happier lives, Max Bupa Health Insurance announced the launch of Max Bupa Walk for Health 2013 in Delhi and Mumbai. Max Bupa Walk for Health is a first of its kind health initiative that aims to motivate people to incorporate walking as an exercise into their daily routine. This will be the second edition of the calendar event which saw massive response from 18,000 people in 2012. Max Bupa Walk for Health 2013 will hold three categories- Adults, Children and Elderly. They will pledge their allegiance to include walking as an integral part of their lives. This year the distance for each category will be 5kms walk for Adults and avid walkers and 2kms walk for Senior citizens and children.
    • 17 Max Bupa and Public Health Foundation of India join hands to promote Walk for Health Launch an innovative walking mobile app Ground Miles on World Heart Day
      New Delhi, September 27, 2013: On the occasion of World Heart Day, Max Bupa and Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) have partnered to promote Walk for Health, a first of its kind initiative to encourage people to incorporate more walking into their daily lives. Max Bupa and PHFI will work together to raise awareness about the benefits of walking and encourage individuals, families and communities to get walking for a long term positive behavioural change. The campaign will focus on driving maximum participation in Max Bupa Walk for Health scheduled in Delhi and Mumbai on 20th October this year and promote Ground Miles a new smart phone application, to help people keep track of their walking habits online. more info >>

      India has the largest number of cardiac patients, impacting over 100 million people or nearly 10 percent of the total population. Also, according to a global research conducted by Bupa across 13 countries, 26% of expressed heart disease as a major health concern followed by stroke at 12%. Studies have shown that walking plays a critical role in preventing cardiovascular diseases.

      Max Bupa is committed to helping its customers live healthier, more successful lives. Max Bupa Walk for Health is aimed at encouraging people to get healthier by taking up walking. More than 18, 000 people participated in the multi-city initiative last year.

      The Ground Miles app, developed by Bupa, the UK based parent company of Max Bupa and launched in partnership with the World Heart Federation, globally and PHFI in India, is a personalised and motivational walking app intended to encourage people to integrate more walking in their daily lives. It will help users track their walking quotient, including number of steps taken, distance travelled and calories burnt. Through GPS, the app allows measuring the distance covered, locating walking routes and finding walking clubs. It can be downloaded for free from the android and iOS app stores.

      To encourage children to get walking and draw wider participation in Max Bupa Walk for Health, PHFI and its partner HRIDAY are also mobilising nearly 2000 children from leading schools in Delhi and Mumbai to participate with their families. As part of the initiative, the children will encouraged to make posters on Walk for Health to improve their knowledge and understanding about their health and wellbeing. The best posters will be exhibited at Max Bupa Walk for Health event and seen by thousands of attendees.

      Talking about the association, Manasije Mishra, CEO, Max Bupa, said: �As Indians, we are prone to chronic ailments, more so with our sedentary lifestyle and increasing stress levels. Researches across the globe have shown that walking 15 to 30 minutes daily can prevent diseases and help us keep our hearts healthy. I am confident that through our Walk for Health initiative, we will be able to reach out to more and more people and encourage them to get healthier and enhance their overall well-being.�

      �Walking brings significant health benefits to body and mind and contributes much to your overall health and fitness. Walking helps you lose body fat, avoid heart disease, type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis and some forms of cancers. We look forward to collaborating with Max Bupa for the Walk for Health and Ground Miles,� said Dr. K. Srinath Reddy, President, Public Health Foundation of India and President, World Heart Federation.

      Max Bupa Walk for Health 2013 will be flagged off on 20th October in Delhi and Mumbai. www.walkforhealth.in, is a dedicated website on the initiative that has been created for participants to register online with their friends and family and get access to useful tips on walking. Participants can also register free of cost at Bookmyshow.com and toll free number 1800 3010 3333 and on Max Bupa�s Facebook page www.facebook.com/MaxBupaHealthInsurance

      About Max Bupa Health Insurance Max Bupa Health Insurance is a, 74:26, joint venture between Max India Limited, a multi-business corporate with expertise in life insurance and health care and Bupa, a leading international healthcare provider with 65 years of healthcare knowledge. Max Bupa brings together a combination of Bupa�s global health insurance expertise and customer service expertise with Max India�s understanding and experience of the Indian health and insurance sectors. Max Bupa offers quality health insurance services through a dedicated team of over 1000 people and its network of 21 offices across 13 cities - Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Chennai, Bangalore, Pune, Ludhiana, Chandigarh, Jaipur, Surat, Kochi, Kolkata and Patna. Max Bupa offers individual and family oriented health insurance policies for Indians across all age groups.

      Strong Network of 2000 hospitals Max Bupa Health Insurance has a direct working relationship with a network over 2000 top quality hospitals and healthcare providers and at the same time the company plans to extend its network of hospitals to other parts of the country. Max Bupa services customers directly without third party involvement. For more details about the company and a list of all our network hospitals please visit www.maxbupa.com.

      About Max India Max India Group is a multi-business corporate, driven by the spirit of enterprise and focused on people and service oriented businesses. The Company is headquartered in New Delhi, India. Max India is in the �Business of Life� with its vision is to be one of India�s most admired corporates for Service Excellence. It �Protects Life� through its Life Insurance subsidiary Max Life, a joint venture between Max India and Mutsui Sumitomo; �Cares for Life� through its Healthcare company, Max Healthcare, a joint venture between Max India and Life Healthcare, South Africa; �Enhances Life� through its Health Insurance company, Max Bupa Health Insurance, a joint venture between Max India and Bupa Finance Plc., UK; �Rejuvenates Life� through its Senior Living business Antara, a fully owned subsidiary of Max India and �Improves Life� through its Clinical Research business, Max Neeman, a fully owned subsidiary of Max India. The Group also continues its interest in manufacture of Specialty Products for the packaging industry through its strategic business unit Max Specialty Films.

      The flagship company Max India Limited is a widely held public listed entity, with the owner sponsors, led by Analjit Singh holding over 39% stake. Its other shareholders include some of world�s best Institutional Investors such as, Goldman Sachs, International Finance Corporation, Washington (IFC) and Temasek Holdings.

      About Bupa Bupa�s purpose is longer, healthier, happier lives.

      A leading international healthcare group, we serve over 14m customers in more than 190 countries. We offer personal and company-financed health insurance and medical subscription products, run hospitals, provide workplace health services, home healthcare, health assessments and chronic disease management services. We are also a major international provider of nursing and residential care for elderly people.

      With no shareholders, we invest our profits to provide more and better healthcare and fulfil our purpose.

      Bupa employs more than 62,000 people, principally in the UK, Australia, Spain, Poland, New Zealand and the USA, as well as Saudi Arabia, Hong Kong, India, Thailand, China and across Latin America.

      For more information, visit www.bupa.com

      About PHFI The Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) is committed to working towards a healthier India. PHFI is helping to build public health institutional capacity in India, through interdisciplinary and health system connected education and training, policy and programme relevant research, evidence based & equity promoting policy development, people empowering health communication & advocacy for prioritised health causes. Established in 2006 as a public private initiative, PHFI is an independent foundation headquartered in New Delhi and its constituent Indian Institutes of Public Health (IIPH) set up by PHFI have a presence in Hyderabad (Andhra Pradesh), Delhi NCR, Gandhinagar (Gujarat) and Bhubaneswar (Odisha). The Foundation is managed by an empowered governing board comprising senior government officials, eminent Indian and international academic and scientific leaders, civil society representatives and corporate leaders.

      For more information please visit www.phfi.org
    • 18 Walk for life
      People are walking, But are not walking fast enough. This needs to change...

    • 19 Replace Walking With Racewalking To Burn More Calories
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    • 20 10 Lesser Known Reasons Why Walking is Good For You