Joy Chatterjee, General Manager- Sales & Marketing, Mankind Pharma

Joy is skilled in Marketing & Sales with more than 20 years of industry experience. He is currently heading marketing functions for the OTC division at Mankind Pharma.


A healthy lifestyle is not attained overnight. It demands consistency with a good plan based on healthy habits. Perhaps, opting for a balanced, adequate and varied diet is the crucial step towards a happy and healthy lifestyle. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle supports mind and body. But there are times when people don’t focus on health. Due to the fast-paced life cycle, people tend to ignore their health by skipping meals and nowadays look for convenient and unhealthy eating habits leading to regular tiredness, fatigue and weakness- which are signs of lack of macro and micronutrients. Hence, results in low energy.

There are times that due to extreme work, or pressure, our mental health also goes for a toss. This further impacts our body and mood swings, irritation becomes a common cause. We don’t feel like doing any physical activity. For our body to work effectively, having vitamins and minerals in the diet are vital for overall development. Eating a healthy diet protects the body from diseases- it is said so if the gut is happy then the body and mind will be happy too.

Hence, following a healthy routine helps in staying active. When we are in a healthy state, our mind also works sharply. If we are not healthy then the chances of doing activities also reduce to an extent level.

As humans, we love to explore different cuisines, go out with families and friends and eat junk foods. There are times when we cannot eat a variety of nutritious foods. In these cases, a vitamin and mineral supplement usually help fill the nutritional gap. Even doctors suggest taking multivitamins to those who have weakness, tiredness and fatigue.

Moreover, with changing times, people are realising the importance of such supplements and this pushed Mankind Pharma to launch ‘Health OK’ in the OTC category. It helps cope with modern lifestyles problems with its unique formulations of natural ginseng and taurine for maintaining energy, 20 multivitamins and minerals for improving overall health and Vitamin C, D and Zinc for building Immunity. The focus of people has shifted towards holistic health, which has resulted in a sharp increase in sales of multivitamin and health supplements that have Zinc, Vitamin C and Vitamin D known for developing immune systems and overall wellness support.

However, the supplements only work on the body with a proper intake of nutrients. The benefit of eating a wide variety of foods is an important part of a balanced diet. A healthy lifestyle can be attained by following a proper diet, which meets all the essential nutrients required by the body.

A few habits that should be followed to a healthy lifestyle:

Physical Exercise

It is advisable by doctors and health experts that every person should walk for at least 30 minutes. Exercise should be inculcated in part of every day’s routine life as it makes you active and helps in mind rejuvenation.

Balanced Diet

Many people often underestimate the importance of a good diet, but proper nutrition plays a deterrent role in improving energy levels and mental health. Eating a variety of fruit and vegetables gives nutrition to the body. Apart from this, one should not skip meals and avoid fatty and sugary products as it affects the ability to concentrate and makes the body feel lethargic.


The way physical exercise is important for our health. Similarly, indulging the body in meditation for 15-20 minutes gives profound results. Yoga or meditation lowers stress and develops emotional and psychological well-being.

Sleep Well

It is pertinent to sleep well and for at least 8 hours a night. It helps the body to take rest and generate energy for the next day. Insomnia is a cause of high blood pressure, heart disease, and mental, metabolic and endocrine diseases, so try and switch off early and avoid mobile phones before heading to bed.

Stay Hydrated

Drinking plenty number of water glasses is the most important part of life. One should never take it lightly; staying hydrated is necessary. Studies show that drinking enough water not only helps you maintain a healthy weight but a healthy body –and helps in easing digestion and maintaining energy levels.

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