Tuesday January 28, 2020

20,000 Students of Chennai Corporation Start Health Awareness Drive

The student health ambassadors were selected from various educational institutions across the city last month

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The Chennai Corporation has also released a video film featuring student ambassadors as part of its awareness campaign "Clean Chennai, Healthy Chennai." Pixabay

In a novel initiative, about 20,000 students of Chennai Corporation-run schools have turned health ambassadors and appealed to the people to maintain cleanliness in their houses and streets, said a statement on Friday.

The campaign is for preventing the spread of monsoon related diseases.

The Chennai Corporation has also released a video film featuring student ambassadors as part of its awareness campaign “Clean Chennai, Healthy Chennai.”

The student health ambassadors were selected from various educational institutions across the city last month.

Students, Chennai Corporation, Health

The campaign is for preventing the spread of monsoon related diseases. Pixabay

Tamil Nadu Minister for Municipal Administration S.P.Velumani, had met the student ambassadors, congratulated them and gave them their identity cards.

He requested the student ambassadors to create awareness about cleanliness, sanitation and about dengue and other contagious diseases in their neighbourhood.

An audio-visual presentation made by Chennai Corporation, featuring the student ambassadors was released.

The campaign began with a “Clean homes, clean streets” message, and stressed the need for self-motivation to keep homes and the neighbourhood clean, and requested the cooperation of the audience to combat the dengue mosquitoes.

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The Chennai Corporation also plans to run awareness campaigns via auto-rickshaws in fifteen zones during weekends on diseases that occur during the monsoon and the preventive steps that need to be taken.

Rallies are also planned in all the 15 zones, with the participation of 20,000 city school students, to spread awareness about prevention of mosquito-borne diseases during monsoon, stopping open defecation, stopping usage of plastic, preventing stagnation of sewage or clean water and rainwater harvesting.

On behalf of Chennai Corporation, it was announced that the students will take out rallies near their schools and distribute pamphlets and flyers with these messages. (IANS)

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Ways to Correct Your Posture for a Healthy Life

Build better posture for good health

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Maintaining a poor posture for long periods of time affects the natural alignment of the body and lowers energy levels. Pixabay

Poor posture can not only make you look bad but can also have adverse effects on your overall health and lifestyle.

“Maintaining poor postures for long periods of time affects the natural alignment of the body and lowers energy levels. In addition to soreness and pain in the body, poor posture can also lead to physical and mental stress.

“Postures defects can negatively influence lung function and lead to shortness of breath. Long term effects of bad posture could even impact blood circulation, digestive pattern as well as the nervous system. People who tend to slouch have also often reported having headaches,” Dr Sumalatha KB, Consultant, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Aster CMI Hospital told IANSlife.

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Become more mindful of your posture throughout the day, even when you are absorbed in any external activities. Pixabay

The expert shares these top tips to maintain correct postures:

1. Become more mindful of your posture throughout the day, even when you are absorbed in any external activities. Exercises focusing on the body core help immensely in retraining the body to hold itself the right way, while also increasing self-awareness of the body.

2. Exercise in the correct form, and invest in rest and recovery after a workout. Engage in muscle-strengthening exercises.

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3. It is advised to switch sitting positions, take brief walks and breaks from the computer system on your workdays. Do not stay in the sitting position for too long. Ensure you stand/walk often and stand straight while you do it. Doing this can help you prevent pain, injuries and other health problems. (IANS)