CHANDIGARH,25.05.20-Aiming to equip students with requisite skills in the field of health and nutrition management, Mehr Chand Mahajan DAV College for Women began with the second edition of its much sought after workshop- 'Be A Health Manager' here today. The 7-day online workshop series for diet care and lifestyle management is being organized under the aegis of Skill Development Committee of the college in collaboration with its skill partner- Plapp.

In the keynote address, Principal Dr. Nisha Bhargava congratulated the organizers for the immensely successful first edition of the workshop and informed that the second edition also received such encouraging response that two sessions per day had to be planned for accomodating the huge number of enthusiastic participants. Speaking from the vantage point of her own experience, Dr. Bhargava shared the mantras of a healthy life including positive thinking, yoga, meditation, exercise, sleep and inner peace. She also stressed upon the healing powers of food and asserted that the key to good health lies in moderate consumption of everything.

This was followed by a session on 'Immunity Across Age and Gender' by Ms. Seaza Bhardwaj, Founder, The Green Loom. In an enlightening session, Ms. Seaza explained in detail the factors that affect our immunity including sleep, food, weight, and happiness hormones, and shed light on how to take care of each factor for boosting immunity. Dispelling the common perception that superfoods are fancy, expensive foods, Ms. Seaza apprised the participants of the vast storehouse of Indian superfoods including amla, curry leaves, black pepper, coriander, etc. The expert advised switching to traditional knowledge of our ancestors for a wholesome life and said that we need to replace certain immunity killers like white sugar and maida with healthier options like jaggery powder and whole-wheat flour. She also warned the participants against the excessive use of sanitizers as such use can kill even the good bacteria, thereby lowering the immunity. The session was well received and the participants put forth their queries that were suitably answered by the expert.