Published On : Mon, Nov 17th, 2014

Cycling a complete exercise in itself : Experts


Anirudha Raich,Dr Rajesh Swarnakar & Dr Mahesh Fulwani interacting with audience on “ Health Benefits of Cycling” at a function in Persistent Company,Nagpur

To mark the completion of 11 years of Persistent Nagpur, the software major organised a three-day event to promote bicycling as a way of life.

Persistent Systems Limited has always made efforts towards promoting Go Green under their Green Persistent circle. To promote cycling as a way of life they had  organized a 3 days drive which began with world-class bicycles being displayed in the Persistent cafeteria to create a wish of going back to the good phase of cycling.

In addition to this on the second day all the  employees got to test the bikes provided by a  high-end bicycle store Ncyclopedia. The finale of the event was marked on Friday which was observed as a “Cycle to Work” day. The response received by the Persistent employees was amazing as a lot of them along with the center head of Nagpur location Rajendra Jodhpurkar  were seen cycling to work.

To make a wonderful addition to this initiative on the final day of the event  eminent Pulmonologist and Getwell Hospital Director Dr. Rajesh Swarnakar and noted Heart Specialist Dr. Mahesh Fulwani spoke at length on the benefits of cycling from the medical point of view.


Dr Swarnakar said “Cycling builts lung power. Cycling uses all the biggest muscles in your body—your quads, hamstrings, hip muscles, and glutes. As you ride you also build lean muscle tissue in your lower body, especially in your legs and glutes. That’s all essential for increasing your fat-burning ability. Bicycling is a nonimpact exercise, which means there’s no jarring on your joints, so even the heaviest rider can climb aboard a bike and pedal. With today’s fully geared bicycles, anyone from the most out-of-shape beginner to the recreational racer can pedal for miles and burn loads of calories hour after hour.

Dr Fulwani said “Cycling was a complete aerobic exercise. He said he himself used a bicycle and asked others to follow suit. The Heart Specialist said bicycling reduced instances of heart attack and prevented other diseases such as diabetes.

A similar point of view was shared by the Sameer Bendre, the chief Peoples Officer at Persistent Systems Limited.

The talk was followed by an interactive session during which employees received answers to their questions and an opportunity to interact with cyclist Aniruddha Raich of Ncyclopedia & Anuroop Sirothia an active cyclist & a Persistent employee. HR Team of Kalpana Kudlingar and Kamna Arora were instrumental in facilitating the initiative. The entire event was very well received by the audience & Persistent system in future will continue to endeavor their efforts towards Going Green!