Legendary India National Cricket Team fast-bowling all-rounder Kapil Dev, who led India to the 1983 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup triumph, has stated that mobile phones should be kept away from kids and they should be allowed to play outdoor games to tackle obesity.
Kapil Dev, who is regarded as India’s greatest fast-bowling all-rounder of all time, played 131 Tests and 225 ODIs for the India National Cricket Team. In Test cricket, he scored 5248 runs and bagged 434 wickets and in ODI cricket, he scored 3783 runs and picked up 253 wickets.
Speaking to ANI during an event on awareness of type 2 diabetes and obesity in India, Kapil Dev said:
“If you can’t give your body a couple of hours or one hour in a day then it’s your problem and don’t have to tell anybody, people are intelligent, sometimes awareness is not there”
He further said that letting the kids spend more time on the ground rather than on mobile phones would help him to tackle obesity. Kapil Dev said:
“Keep the phone away for a few hours in a day and let them play in the ground, that will help.”
The partnership of weight and diabetes can be injurious for patients and must be managed in time – Kapil Dev
A global healthcare company has partnered with the legendary Indian all-rounder Kapil Dev to launch the ‘Break the Partnership’ campaign. This campaign is aimed at educating people with diabetes (PwD), their caregivers, and doctors about the grave influence of weight in type 2 diabetes (T2D), reported ANI.
Kapil Dev, who is the brand ambassador for Novo Nordisk India, speaking during the launch of the ‘Break the Partnership’ campaign, cited the example of cricket and said that the partnership of weight and diabetes needs to be broken as quickly as possible.
“I am glad to join Novo Nordisk in its effort to fight against diabetes. The ‘Break the Partnership’ #Weightin Diabetes campaign focuses on spreading awareness on the harmful association of diabetes and weight, which must be tackled with utmost importance. In cricket, a partnership between two batsmen can be very damaging for the opposing team, and a bowler is always looking to end it sooner than later.
“Similarly, the partnership of weight and diabetes can be injurious for patients and must be managed in time. It is important to bowl out impending complications before they stump you. Advances in science today allow for effective treatment options for type 2 diabetes that help with both blood sugar control as well as weight management.
“As a person with type 2 diabetes, know that diabetes can be managed efficiently if we act in time and adhere to the right medication. I suggest and highly recommend that patients talk to their doctor about newer and progressive treatment options available for type 2 diabetes,” Dev was quoted as saying by ANI.