Dr. Aashish Contractor is the Head of the department of Preventive Cardiology and Rehabilitation at the Asian Heart Institute. Dr. Contractor has worked and trained in the United States, under the leading authorities and pioneers in his field. He completed his medical training at the TN Medical College, Mumbai and post-graduate training at the Univ of Virginia, USA.
Dr. Contractor returned to India and set up the department of Preventive Cardiology and Rehabilitation at the Asian Heart Institute, and has been with the Institute, since its inception. The Asian Heart Institute has been rated as the best private cardiac care hospital in India, in 2011 and 2012. Dr. Contractor had the distinction of being part of the team of doctors who treated the Prime Minister of India, Dr. Manmohan Singh, after his redo bypass surgery in January 2009, and was in charge of his post surgery cardiac rehabilitation.
Dr. Contractor has several scientific publications, both in textbooks as well as Journals. He is a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Chester, United Kingdom and serves as the Certification Director of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) in India, since November, 2003. He is also the Vice-Chairman of the International Council of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation.
Dr. Contractor has been the Medical Director for the Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon, since its inception in 2004. He is an avid sportsman himself, having run several marathons, and in April 2012, did a non-stop Mumbai - Pune - Mumbai cycle ride (329 km) and in the process raised 1.15 crores (USD 200,000) for children with cancer.
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hi, this is my first half marathon.i am 45 years old.i would like to know what is the ideal nutrition i should take to help me prepare for the marathon
Posted On : 28 Sep 2010 ,1:14 AM1 reply
ideally, you should consume about 55-60% of your diet as carbohydrates, since you are a runner, and carbs are the mail fuel. most of this should be complex carbs.
about 25% fats, and the remaining should be protein (about 15-20%).
you should have 5-6 meals in the day, rather than 2-3 big meals. make sure you replenish your lost fluids and glucose after long runs.
Posted On : 06 Oct 2010 ,1:07 AM
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comleted half marathon in 2 and half hour
i have a lower back pain and after running continuosly for 10km i feel chest pain sometimes.
Posted On : 14 Sep 2010 ,2:30 AM2 replies
Knee + Diet
I have been a runner about 20 years ago and I have started running again, but when I run long distance my one knee hurts at the joint. kindly advice
Also, what is the best diet to keep fit and for long distance running?
Posted On : 10 Sep 2010 ,5:29 AM1 reply
Its been a long time since you have been running regularly. If your knee hurts, i suggest you consult a physio or orthopedic doctor before resuming running.
The best diet for running, is one in which about 55-65% of calories come from carbohydrates, with most of these being complex carbs.
fats should form about 25% of the diet, and proteins about 15-20%.
Posted On : 14 Sep 2010 ,7:00 AM
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bp high how to control and traning marathon race
my bp is 140/90 how to control my bp already i eating with out salt foods please tell me any other solutions please tell me i very very intersed in race of marathon
Posted On : 04 Sep 2010 ,1:51 AM1 reply
From a lifestyle point of view, its important to be at an appropriate weight (BMI 20-25), exercise regularly, and have a high complex carb, low fat diet, and salt intake should be limited to one teaspoon of salt a day (including all the salt in cooked food as well).
Even after that if your BP remains consistently elevated- more than 140/90, then you need to consult your doctor and possibly begin medication.
Posted On : 08 Sep 2010 ,4:13 AM
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