National Sports Day: How Sports & Health are Related? - PNB MetLife

On National Sports Day, Let’s indulge into sports and take a step ahead for our health

PNB MetLife 29-08-2019 12:30:56 PM
On National Sports Day, Let’s indulge into sports and take a step ahead for our health

Rashtriya Khel Diwas, or National Sports Day is a gentle reminder of the importance of physical fitness and agility in our lives. Since young age, we are taught to be physically active and play sports. It is perhaps the easiest and most fun way to stay fit, while indulging in a recreational activity that helps inculcate social skills. In fact, sports are a part of the cultural activities in many countries because of the socialization tangent. In any case, sports and exercise are imperative to our development, right from childhood to adulthood. Exercising regularly can have a plethora of benefits, from better blood circulation and immunity, to reduced risk of heart diseases and even prevention of several chronic diseases like stroke, dementia, hypertension, obesity, diabetes, depression and even many types of cancers 1. Read More

It has been proven that people with sedentary lifestyles are more prone to all sorts of ailments. On the other hand, physical activity has a linear relation with a robust health – which is to say that if you stay active, you are less likely to fall ill. There are also studies that show how regular exercise can change the brain in ways that protect your memory and thinking skills 2. Exercise improves sleep and mood, and reduces stress and anxiety, thereby making it a great antidote to mental health problems too! In keeping with this, the PNB MetLife Junior Badminton Championship (JBL) seeks to support the promotion of badminton as a sport, taking it through the grassroots to the nationwide level.

This national sports day let’s take some time to ponder over and take account of the measures to proactively stay in the pink of health. It is a good time to prioritize our health and realign out anchors so that we spend more time focusing on our health, ensuring that our body can stand the test and wither of time.

One of the key components of ensuring access to health and healthcare facilities is affordability. With medical inflation surging through the roof, a health insurance plan can be of immense important. Let’s look at how health insurance can be a contributing factor to health security.
Heart and cancer ailments are not picking their victims through an age-related filter anymore. People as young as 30 are getting diagnosed with heart-related ailments these days. In such circumstances, the skyrocketing expenses of the medical bills can potentially break your bank balance.

So, if you decide to get a health insurance plan, and cover yourself against cancer, heart or both diseases, you can rest assured that in the unfortunate case of a diagnosis you can seek treatment worry-free. After all, no one wants to deal with the ugly reality of the financial burden illnesses can be, when you are already undergoing an emotional turmoil at the hands of the life-threatening illness! A robust health insurance can help with that. Under the PNB MetLife Mera Heart and Cancer Care, you get lump sum pay outs at mild, moderate and severe stages of illness.

In fact, you can avail a waiver of future premia for the nest 5 policy years on first diagnosis of mild or moderate conditions. This health insurance comes with an inbuilt life cover – so you can also heave a sigh of relief that even under the worst-case scenarios, your family will be financially protected from the loss of their loved one.
A terminal illness can be trying time for the entire family – make sure you are prepared with all the weapons to deal with such situations: stay active, eat good food and get a health insurance plan.

1 Source: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1402378/
2 Source : https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/regular-exercise-changes-brain-improve-memory-thinking-skills-201404097110

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