Prefer exercise, avoid medicines for healthy life: Dr. gillani

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Gillani urged students and nation to follow the life of Prophet (PBUH) to remain healthy and active
Our Staff Reporter
Islamabad
Concept of prevention instead of medications is vital and Islam and science both have advised the same. Obesity is major cause of dangerous and chronic diseases and Pakistan is rated as 9th most obese country, while nation must pay heed upon improvements in this regard.
This was said by Dr. Anwar ul Hassan Gillani, a renowned Pharmacologist and Chairman, Pakistan Council for Science and Technology (PST) here on Thursday at new campus of International Islamic university (IIU), in a research productivity award ceremony held in honour of IIUI Scientists. In his lecture on emerging health challenges, healthy lifestyle and Islamic teachings, he told that fasting and healthy life style are vital sources to get rid of medicines.
He emphasized that exercise be replaced with medicines on daily basis which he termed as a significant routine to avoid stress. He added that stresses was the most leading cause of life threatening diseases such as cardiac and diabetic issues. Dr. Gillani also urged the participants to follow the life style of Prophet (PBUH) to remain healthy and active.
The ceremony was also attended by Rector IIUI, Dr. Masoom Yasinzai who called upon the teaching fraternity to deliver to the society by holding and promoting meaningful and productive research. “Universities are the places which play key role in a nation’s progress and a teacher has responsibility to provide solutions of the problems to the society” said Dr. Masoom.
In the ceremony, IIUI Rector and PST chairman awarded shields of recognition to the researchers for best performance in research. The recipients of the awards included Dr. Abdul Hameed, Professor at Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Basic Sciences, Dr. Rehmat Ali from department of mathematics and Dr. Mumtaz Ahmed of Department of Physics.