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In Fitness, There Is Zero Investment And Unlimited Returns, Says PM Narendra Modi At The Launch Of Fit India Movement

“There is no elevator to success, you have to take the stairs”, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he launched Fit India Movement, on the occasion of National Sports Day

In Fitness, There Is Zero Investment And Unlimited Returns, Says PM Narendra Modi At The Launch Of Fit India Movement

New Delhi: “A fit mind in a fit body is important”, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi today as he launched the Fit India Movement from Indira Gandhi Stadium Complex, on the occasion of National Sports Day. During his speech at the launch of the Fit India Movement, Prime Minister appealed to every citizen to remain fit and healthy and asked to give the fitness campaign a shape of a mass movement. Stressing on the importance of good health and fitness, PM Modi shared how over the years our lifestyle has changed for the bad and how it is affecting our health negatively.

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Here are seven takeaways from PM Modi’s speech at the launch of Fit India Movement:

1. Fitness, A Vital Element For A Healthy Life

Sports is directly related to fitness but the Fit India movement launched today goes beyond sports. Fitness is not a word but a necessary condition of a healthy and prosperous life.

2. How Technology Has Changed The Meaning Of Fitness

Stating an example of how our dependency on technology has changed the way we lead a healthy life, PM Modi said,

A few decades back, a normal person would walk 8-10km in a day. But, with a change in technology, and the introduction of modern equipment and gadgets, physical activity has reduced. Now, we walk less and the same technology counts our steps and informs us that we are not walking enough.

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3. Rise In Lifestyle Diseases

Underlining the upsurge in lifestyle diseases like hypertension and diabetes, PM said,

Earlier we used to hear that the risk of heart attack increases after the age of 50-60, now the youth of 35-40 years are having a heart attack.

Further highlighting the reason behind an increase in lifestyle diseases, PM said,

Lifestyle diseases are happening due to lifestyle disorders. Lifestyle disorders can be cured by making lifestyle changes.

These disorders can be cured with the help of small lifestyle changes and Fit India Movement aims at motivating people to bring in those small lifestyle changes, said PM.

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4. Success And Fitness Go Hand In Hand

Talking about the relationship between fitness and success, PM Modi asked to look up to one’s icons, belonging to any field, and read their success stories.

If you read about their lifestyle, you will find that one thing is common in every such person. One of the common characteristics of successful people is their focus on fitness, he said.

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5. Sky Is The Limit For Those Who Stay Fit

In his speech, PM emphasised on bringing efficiency in one’s profession through mental and physical fitness.

Whether it is Boardroom or Bollywood, whoever is fit touches the sky, said PM.

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6. Fitness Builds A Personality, Boosts Confidence

Sharing the benefits of fitness, PM Modi said that when we pay attention towards fitness, we get to understand our body, our strengths and weaknesses

I have seen many people who have known and recognised the power of their body through fitness. It boosted their confidence and helped them build a better personality, he said.

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7. Zero Investment, Unlimited Returns

Calling for mass efforts and asking people to lead the Fit India Movement, PM Modi said, in fitness, there is zero investment, but returns are unlimited.

Signing off, PM Modi said,

Healthy people, healthy family and healthy society is the way to make India an ideal nation. Just like Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, you have to make Fit India Movement an integral part of your life. Pledge to be fit and encourage your friends, neighbours and family members to remain fit. ‘Me fit to India fit’.

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NDTV – Dettol Banega Swachh India campaign lends support to the Government of India’s Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM). Helmed by Campaign Ambassador Amitabh Bachchan, the campaign aims to spread awareness about hygiene and sanitation, the importance of building toilets and making India open defecation free (ODF) by October 2019, a target set by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, when he launched Swachh Bharat Abhiyan in 2014. Over the years, the campaign has widened its scope to cover issues like air pollutionwaste managementplastic banmanual scavenging and menstrual hygiene. The campaign has also focused extensively on marine pollutionclean Ganga Project and rejuvenation of Yamuna, two of India’s major river bodies.

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