A health convention was organised at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London, for senior members of the fellowship.
The event, attended by over 200 people, was in response to growing concerns about health and fitness amongst 40- to 55-year-olds, and provided valuable information and guidance for managing personal health, diet and fitness.
Laura Holland, from the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation, discussed prevention and treatment of sports injuries. The Tottenham Hotspur Foundation has recently begun a partnership with London Mandir and BAPS Charities to improve wellbeing and fitness in the local community. This inspiring initiative began in April 2018, when it was launched in the presence of star Spurs footballer Ben Davies.
An emphasis on diet was an important component of the seminar. Reshma Patel, a Registered dietician, discussed cooking techniques and offered practical tips in relation to the preparation of healthier Gujarati meals.
The holistic health event was very well received by delegates.
One of the attendees, Varsha Patel, shared her impressions of the day: “Learning about the variety of techniques available to improve my physical health was a real eye-opener. It was particularly useful to understand how exercise, diet and meditation can work hand-in-hand to positively improve my health. Thank you for explaining these concepts so clearly.”