Karnataka: 76 police personnel selected for fitness programme in Mangaluru | Mangaluru News – Times of India

MANGALURU: With the Mangaluru city police chief wanting his men and women to look healthy and fit, a month-long fitness improvement programme for 76 overweight staff was inaugurated on Wednesday.
Women staff who are above 70 kg and men above 90 kg, up to the rank of the inspectors, have been selected for the programme.
At the inaugural of the programme on Wednesday, city police commissioner N Shashi Kumar said that the aim of the programme was to ensure good health and fitness of all the staff members. “Generally, after a point of time, due to work pressure, that includes maintaining law and order and bandobast, the staff forget to focus on their own health. Women tend to put on weight due to pregnancy, hormonal imbalances and injuries, and are often busy balancing work and family. This is an attempt to improve health and fitness,’’ he said.
He asked the staff to make the best use of the opportunity. He asked experts to make sure that the participants lose weight and look fit. “This is not a photo op programme,” the commissioner stressed.
“If followed strictly, it will not only help in staying healthy but also reduce money spent on hospital bills in the long run”, he said.
DCP (crime and traffic) Vinay A Gaonkar, asked the staff to focus on healthy food habits and exercise regularly, especially if one has to keep pace with young officers.
Celebrated Kambala jockey Shrinivas Gowda, one of the guests at the event, asked the participants to follow the advice of the trainers, and to understand the importance of the training. Other guests included actor, director Raj Shetty, yoga expert Maithri Malli, Dr Jnaneshwar from Patanjali group and Mohit Malli of Atom Fitness. The selected staff will be spending a month dedicated to a fitness regime to improve their health. The initiative led by city police commissioner and DCP (law and order) Hariram Shankar, is supervised by M A Upase, ACP, CAR, Mangaluru.

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