The ace badminton player, P.V. Sindhu is known for creating history in the records books ever since in 2016, when she went on become the first ever Indian women to win the silver medal in Rio Olympic 2016 Women’s Singles Badminton event. Post which there has been no looking back under the tutelage of Pullela Gopichand.
Olympic silver medallist shuttler Sindhu urged everyone to make physical activity an integral part of their lives. Singh is strong opinion that Sports can play an importance role in fight against coronavirus outbreak in the absence of a vaccine. World Champion PV Sindhu also stressed how playing active sports helps in increasing your immune system and can help in fighting against any disease.
The virus has taken More than 9,193,612 people are known to be infected and more than 474,479 deaths have been recorded While 4,941,313 have recovered. In India has confirmed 4,41,070 cases from which 2,48,286 have recovered while 14,019 lost their life. She recently took part in a virtual exhibition and conference organised by FICCI and was quoted saying “Sports and other physical activities are very important to maintain a strong immune system and since there are yet no vaccine or treatment, sports can help win this battle.”
Sindhu on verge of being qualified for the postponed Tokyo Olympics, also spread awareness to follow guidelines set by the World health Organisation (WHO) and spend some time for physical activity.
She said, “The WHO recommends adult should do at least 300 minutes of moderate aerobic activity each week to combat threat of heart disease, diabetics, high blood pressure, cancer and depression and it is more relevant during this pandemic. It is the ideal time to try a new activity. I would recommend everybody to do some sort of exercise. Being a sports person, I can say just 45 mins of exercise is important for everyone.”
During these tough times when most of the parts of the countries, a few sportspersons have started training again, but Hyderabad-based shuttlers are waiting for the Telangana government to uplift the lockdown in the state.