Bengaluru: fake message attributed to Dr Devi Shetty goes viral after Puneeth death

Daijiworld Media Network – Bangalore

Bangalore, October 31: Since the sudden disappearance of Sandalwood superstar Puneeth Rajkumar due to cardiac arrest, a post attributed to Dr Devi Shetty has gone viral on social media, especially WhatsApp advising people to change their busy lifestyles.

A report from The Indian Express confirmed that the message is false and that Dr Devi Shetty, President and CEO of Narayana Health, had nothing to do with it.

When contacted, Dr Shetty told The Indian Express it was a bogus message and expressed anguish that his name would be used to mislead the public.

Post, which claims celebrities including Puneeth Rajkumar have died because they “did too much to get in shape,” warns against exerting beyond moderate limits and urges people to eat food traditional and not to take supplements or resort to special diets.

Here is the full message:

“Dr Devi Shetty

“For all my friends….

“Over the past few years, I have lost at least 8-9 people that I know personally, and a few celebrities too, who were in their 40s and died because they did too much to be ‘fit.’ Unfortunately, , they only looked fit., six packs and all.Today, Puneeth Rajkumar is added to that list.

“In anything in life, MODERATION is the mantra. Any extreme of zero or 100 is not correct. Moderate amount of exercise, about 20 minutes, eat all, no detox or diet keto moto, just eat what your ancestors ate, local and seasonal food in your hometown, no kale, kiwi or olive oil…, but in small amounts, sleep a full 7 hours, respect your body by not feeding it steroids, performance enhancing drugs are all you need to do.

“Just eat whatever you ate while growing up, in small amounts, exercise for 20 minutes to 30 minutes… just a brisk walk should do just fine and stop all supplements…. If you drink, limit it to a few pegs a week, if you absolutely can’t quit, a couple a day … do you understand my drift? Anything but in moderation. Add some silent meditation to your routine. Most importantly, listen to your body.

“At 40 the body goes through a lot of changes, 50 more, 60 the more your body starts to slow down, 70 more your body starts to stop, 80 more every year is a bonus. So stop saying 60 is the new 40, 50 is the new 30… no it’s not, if you are 40 or 50 and over, be thankful if you are healthy, slow down so your heart can keep up, understand that retirement has been suggested for a reason, your body and mind cannot take the stress you have been through any longer, externally you might be fine, thanks to your genes, but internally the organs are aging.

“If you are over 40 read the above and if you are doing anything other than the above change it now !! I’m sure you don’t want to end up as another statistic.”

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