Dr. Raj Palaniappan (Director, Apollo Institute of Bariatrics) presents ‘Reclaim Life’ – A Health and Wellness awareness initiative

Dr. Raj Palaniappan, Director and Lead Surgeon of Apollo Hospitals: Institute of Bariatrics, hosted ‘Reclaim Life’- a health and wellness awareness initiative on 26th November at Taj Coromandel commentating World Anti-Obesity Day. Focussing on Holistic Health, the evening featured an outstanding interactive session on Science Behind Weight Loss by him followed by scintillating conversation with guest panelists Ms. Shiny Surendran (Sports & Weight Loss Nutritionist), Ms. Keerthana Swaminathan (Fitness Psychologist) and Mr. Ajit Shetty (Celebrity Fitness Trainer)

The event perfectly suited the concept with emphasis on scientific approach to obesity by the expert speakers which kept the entire crowd of 350+ guests on the edge of their seats with facts and information never heard before. The stunning data put forward by Dr.Raj was an eye opener for all, especially about the body composition comparison Y-Y paradox theory. The icing on the cake was the way the entire event was planning to deliver this strong message in a public-friendly way filled with funny moments and inspiring stories shared throughout the entire evening.

This was followed by a stand-up comedy by Dr.Rohini R (ENT Surgeon) who tickled the funny bone further through her real life jokes. The evening ended with a sumptuous dinner which showed the intent of health concept all over the large spread with low-calorie yet very tasty menu carefully chosen by Raj personally and crafted to perfection by the chefs at Taj. A special mention has to done about two interesting fitness activities that took place along with the event. An instant body composition analysis check to understand your body and a cycle where you pedal your own smoothie. These two activities were a hit as well with guests queuing up to have a go at them even long past the event time. To sum it up, it was a perfect evening to remember for a long time to come. Chennai needed such initiative, especially after knowing it’s the most obese city in the country.

By V.BALAMURUGAN 9381811222

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