Geeta Phogat & Rani Rampal emphasizes how necessary fitness is for a healthy lifestyle

Geeta Phogat & Rani Rampal in a file photo
By Blesson Daniel | Dec 7, 2022 | 3 Min Read follow icon Follow Us

The first woman to ever qualify in the Olympics for wrestling, Geeta Phogat, and the captain of the Women’s Indian Hockey team Rani Rampal discussed how vital fitness and a healthy lifestyle for a person is. People need to be at their fittest in this day and age to ward off any unpleasant troubles, which is among the most crucial factors. The two Indian athletes acknowledge that staying fit is essential for a healthy lifestyle and that activities like the Adani Ahmedabad Marathon help motivate people to do so.

Geeta Phogat shared her views on how marathons or any kind of sport helps a person be fit and how taking challenges can improve a person’s lifestyle. She said, “When you prepare for or participate in a marathon, or in any sport, you understand the need for being fit. And being around people from different age groups, who are fit and taking part in something like the Adani Ahmedabad Marathon can inspire one to take up the challenge of a healthier and fitter lifestyle. Such events are important for the common man, and the fact that the proceeds from the run is going towards the welfare of the armed forces is likely to make people more interested in such events. You’re not only doing something good for yourself, but also for others.”

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“Running and Jogging is something almost everyone can do” – Geeta Phogat

Geeta was the first Indian Woman to clinch gold in wrestling at the Commonwealth Games in 2010. She also believes that being a sportsperson is a difficult choice as it takes practice and years and years of hard work but it is easy for every common man to run and jog to preserve their lifestyle and fitness. “For those who aren’t runners, it is not very difficult. I can imagine a sport like mine, wrestling, being tough, but running and jogging is something almost everyone can do. It doesn’t matter how much a person runs, but just by running, the whole body gets a good workout. I feel that everyone should take this seriously.”

Rani Rampal the captain of the Indian Hockey team also, shared her views. She said, “Taking part in a marathon is not easy. But, when a common man sees that he is sharing the stage with better athletes, he realizes that he can also do it and work towards it. It inspires people to strive harder.”

Both women in their respective fields have made the country proud as Geeta Phogat became the first female wrestler from India to qualify for the Olympics. Geeta rose to prominence after winning India’s first gold medal in women’s wrestling in the 55kg freestyle event at the 2010 Commonwealth Games. And Rani Rampal has been the face of Indian women’s hockey for a long time. Yet, she remains mysteriously absent from the squad one year after leading India to a record fourth-place finish at the Tokyo Olympics