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11 reasons why you should hit the track and start running!

If you’re runner, you will know the amazing benefits the habit of running brings with itself. For the uninitiated, Nation Next lists down 11 reasons why you should hit the track and start running!

? Hit the track! Save money!

Why splurge a lot of money on pricey equipment and that costly gym membership when you can be fit for free! All you need to run is your favourite running gear.

? For the foodie in you!

If you’re a foodie, running should be on your daily checklist! Running can burn a lot of calories and keep away that paunch. Also, you’ll be surprised to know that an increased carb intake can make you more active during harder runs.

? For a healthy, positive and long life!

Active people will always see the bright side of things and will be positive in their way of looking at life. Also, people with the habit of running actually live longer that their lazy counterparts. Even when you’re old, those jogs you took when you were young will keep you healthy!

? New pals, new goals!

When you hit the track and start running regularly, chances are high that you’ll meet the same people every day. With time you will be making some new friends, friends who as passionate about running as you’re!

A run a day keeps the doctor away!

A person with a running habit will always be more fit that the person who does not have it. Active people are less prone to colon cancer. Running can also reduce the risk of breast cancer in women considerably.

? Never forget a thing!

Ever came across those people who never forget a thing? That’s probably because they have a knack to hit the track! Running can keep the mind sharp and can also reduce the symptoms of dementia and protect the brain against Alzheimers.

? Good in every way!

Running can boost you confidence considerably in bed! Plus, it will get you in the mood more often! Running can also help you get rid of those pores. It can can also boost natural oils and keep you fresh and healthy.

A dose of instant energy!

Ever wondered why Milind Soman looks so fresh all the time? Because the man hits the track more often! If you feel lazy, running can increase your energy levels, decrease fatigue and keep you fresh. It will also improve your stamina, keep your calm and stress free!

? Care for ‘one’ who keeps you alive!

Runners can reduce the risk of heart related diseases considerably as compared to people who don’t run. Running within the prescribed guidelines by doctors can keep your heart hale and healthy!

? Stronger inside, stronger outside!

Running can make your bones strong and healthy for life and even you’re old, you will have a rocking life! Running will also strengthen your limbs and muscles.

? Sleep like a baby!

People who have knack for running generally have proper routines. They sleep and wake up on time to avoid missing the run! Running will also make you sleep calmly in the night, almost like a baby!

If these reasons convince you, Run Forrest, Run!

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Thane Municipal Corporation adds 25 beds as COVID cases rise




Radhika Dhawad | Thane

Thane Municipal Corporation added 25 additional beds separately in the wake of rapidly rising COVID-19 cases.

Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) added 25 additional beds in Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Hospital Kalwa apart from arranging a special ward  dedicated to COVID-19 patients. The total number of active patients in the city stood at 252 while five succumbed to the virus.  Meanwhile, TMC Commissioner Abhijit Bangar said a ‘death audit’ of patients who died of COVID would be conducted. The TMC has ensured it has additional stock of oxygen concentrators, testing kits, medicines, to name a few. Bangar told HT, “Due to the increasing number of Covid patients, it is necessary for everyone to be alert.”

He added, The number of Covid tests should be increased to stay one step ahead of the disease. As a result, the number of patients is likely to increase due to increased testing. However, as per the ‘test, isolate, treat’ protocol for Covid, it becomes necessary to isolate and treat more and more patients. The testing centres will not remain closed even for a single day. At the same time, more arrangements for testing will be made immediately in public places, markets, railway stations, malls.” 

India recorded 3,095 new COVID cases and five deaths in last 24 hours.

Also read: Nagpur records 22 COVID cases in 24 hours

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After Rahul Gandhi’s disqualification, his namesake who contested from Wayanad disqualified




Radhika Dhawad | Wayanad
An independent candidate named Rahul Gandhi has been disqualified from contesting polls for failing to lodge account of election expenses.

Rahul Gandhi

An independent candidate for Lok Sabha elections named Rahul Gandhi was disqualified from contesting polls for failing to lodge account of election expenses. Gandhi, who’s name figures as ‘Rahul Gandhi K E S/o Valsamma’ in an Election Commission list of persons, had contested the 2019 Lok Sabha elections as an Independent and had received 2196 votes from the Wayanad seat in Kerala – a constituency from where ex-Congress MP Rahul Rajiv Gandhi had won with over seven lakh votes.

However, since it is mandatory for all contestants to submit their account of election expenses among other mandatory requirements under EC rules and the Representation of the People Act.

Rahul Gandhi K E S/o Valsamma stood disqualified to contest polls from September 13, 2021 till September 13, 2024. According to Section 10A, the Election Commission can disqualify a contestant for a period of three years from the date of the order if he/she has failed to lodge an account of election expenses within the time and in the manner required by law and has no good reason or justification for the failure.

Also read: ‘CBI under UPA govt. pressurised me to frame Modi,’ recalls Amit Shah

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Nagpur records 22 COVID cases in 24 hours




Radhika Dhawad | Nagpur

A total of 22 patients tested positive for COVID-19 in Nagpur in past 24 hours on Thursday. Almost 242 people were tested in the city.

A total of 22 patients tested positive for COVID-19 in Nagpur in past 24 hours on Thursday. Almost 242 people were tested in the city, out of which 15 belonged to urban area while and 6 were from the rural areas, and one from outside Nagpur district. 

At present, there are 72 active patients in the city. Three new cases of the new XBB.1.16 variant of COVID-19 were detected that took the total tally to five in the district.  

India recorded 3,095 new COVID cases and five deaths in last 24 hours.

Also read: CELESTIAL! Unique alignment of Moon and 5 planets

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