Pinkathon Takes a New Step!
Milind Soman | Founder Pinkathon
Hello people !!
This is the first edition of the Pinkathon newsletter! It brings Pinkathon home. Especially at this time, where we cannot physically meet, and we don’t know when we will have the next
Pinkathon on the ground, this effort, apart from social media, will hopefully help us to stay connected. It’s a small start, but I look forward to your response and suggestions on how we can make this publication bring more value to our lives.
This might especially be a good way to reach out to our community in cities across India and abroad whom we have never met, but who are so close to us all! In this edition we have included pieces of text, video, and audio, as well as some content curated and aggregated from the internet, to give you an idea of what is possible in future editions.
VIDEO OF THE WEEK!
Immunity and the New Normal!
We are all waiting to see what the world will be like when we finally get out of our homes and speculation is huge on different scenarios. One thing is for sure that the pandemic has taught us a lesson we will hopefully take seriously, to respect and take care of our health, to keep our immune system strong, so we will never again be terrorised by one of the billions of bugs that we share our world with. George Carlin and Bill Maher give us their take in their usual hilarious style!
Recipe for lockdown!
With so much talk of diets and supplements and requirements for protein, there are hundreds of questions about what to eat, what is healthy, what do runners need and so on, endlessly. When I was asked in 2012 what I ate while I was running from Delhi to Mumbai, I said Dal khichadi every day. People were quite shocked. Was it enough? They asked. I replied ‘I got to Mumbai, right? the fact is that simple Indian food can offer a balanced diet, with all the nutrients that we require. My most preferred choice amongst all that – Dal khichadi!
Even as we live through this troubled time, we plan for the future, as much as we can. We have no indication of when it will be possible to organise another edition of Pinkathon, with thousands of women, excitedly taking their first steps to fitness, but we hope that perhaps soon, events with smaller numbers of participants might be allowed. Which brings us to Pinkathon Day 2020 and the Ambassador Summit that concluded last weekend. The Summit was organized online this year, on 23rd and 24th of May. What was wonderful was that many more Ambassadors could attend, from the comfort of their homes! It was so much fun that next years Summit will have an online segment so that more Ambassadors can tune in!! There is also an exciting idea to have the Pinkathon Games online, so stay tuned for that.
THINGS TO READ!
Working on Mental Health
Mental strength is the ability of an individual to effectively deal with challenges or stress and to be able to do their best regardless of the circumstances. Mental strength helps you to understand and accept your emotions and still make rational decisions that guide your actions in a positive direction.
Developing mental strength requires hard work and commitment. It’s about developing healthy habits and choosing to devote your time and energy to be the best you can be.
THE BIG IDEA!
Milind Talks about Mindfulness
So how important is sleep ?
General symptoms of sleep deprivation in adults can include fatigue, loss of concentration and alertness. Other symptoms could be memory difficulties, reduced coordination, irritability and mood swings. Regular or chronic sleep deprivation can also increase a person’s risk of several health conditions, including obesity, diabetes, and heart disease.
A good night’s sleep is just as important as regular exercise and a healthy diet.
If you have trouble sleeping, it is a good idea to get to the root of the problem and sort it out as quickly as possible.
One of the tools that could be used to fall asleep, is the sleep story. I have recorded one.
See if it helps !
New Product !
EzySpit is a spittoon that can be put in the pocket, and used in cars and offices by tobacco and paan consumers. It converts the spit into biodegradable waste in semi-solid form. It is odorless, tamper-proof and spill-proof.
It solidifies the spit in secs to prevent the germination of viruses and bacteria. The spittoon is specifically designed to provide users with a re-usable, convenient socially responsible place to deposit spit.
Ezyspit is made of reused paper and has a zip lock for the pocket pack, portable pack, business pack.
It is an eco-friendly spittoon. It can be carried in your pockets without any problem. The spitters will take it out of the pocket and use it for spitting.
Ezyspit retains the spit and later converts it into crystals. Thus, your pocket doesn’t get wet. Ezyspit can be utilised for spitting 25 times and can be effortlessly discarded.
Q. How do we stay motivated during lockdown?
Q. What diet should one follow during lockdown?
Q. Are shoes bad for long distance running?
Q. How to get fit for running while at home?
So much information on the net but sometimes our questions remain unanswered ! Please send in your questions to us about physical fitness, exercise, injury, nutrition or anything else concerning health and maximising your abilities, and our experts will do their best to help !!
Interview with Man Kaur
Man Kaur, 105 years old, Mascot of Pinkathon, and winner of multiple gold medals for India is preparing for her next World Masters Championship in 2021. The world champion athlete shares her simple, yet profound, secrets!
What Exercise do you enjoy?
When I started running at the age of 93years we were at Chandigarh and went daily to Punjab University and I would warm-up and run repeats of 40m, 60m, and 100m. Before the lockdown, I would train on alternate days. Other days I would do some stretching exercises. Now I train at home in a Balcony measuring about 12 m and complete 25-30 repetitions.
Yoga for all!
Yoga has something for everyone, and literally everyone today is trying it out! Our picks today are people who are inspiring and motivating as they break the stereotypes that often tend to discourage people who believe them. One is a mother of two young children with a third on the way, who believes in living naturally and the other will make you think a hundred times before you think ‘I cant’…
Pinkathon against COVID-19
With the COVID-19, nationwide 21-day complete lockdown, the underprivileged and the daily wage workers are struggling to meet their basic needs. We are donating food and hygiene kits, adequate for 1 person for 30 days.
The kit contains 2 kg rice, 2 kg wheat flour, 1 kg dal, 1 ltr cooking oil, 1 kg sugar, 1 kg salt, 1 packet biscuit and 1 soap bar. Each kit costs just ₹750.
Donate a Kit today, to help people in need. Please note, all donations to USF are eligible for 50% tax exemption under section 80G of the I-T Act