In the Airtel Half Marathon held on November 20, 2016, Dr Tarlochan Singh Kler, Executive Director, Cardiac Sciences at Fortis Escorts Heart Institute took part to run a distance of 21.097 kilometers in a record time of 2.50 hours. Winning a medal for a run in a half marathon event is no mean feat especially when it is achieved at the age of 64 years. Dr Tarlochan Singh Kler has proved his mettle for that. He also won a medal for having completed it within a stipulated time span. On being congratulated and asked how he manages to run such distances at his age, Dr Kler said, "Age is just a number. There is little that poses a challenge if one wants to keep fit and everyone should be physically fit in their entire life. This keeps the energy levels high and protects the heart from any disease or deterioration." ‘Winning a medal for a run in a half marathon event is no mean feat especially when it is achieved at the age of 64 years.’ Throwing more light on the benefits of exercising every day, he said, "The simplest form of exercise is walking. Not only does it involve the entire body and gives the benefits to the whole body, it also requires no investment except your time. Everyone, both young and the middle aged and even the older generation should include at least half hour of walking in their daily schedule. This will keep the heart also healthy." On being asked how he manages to include these things in his schedule, Dr Kler added, "I work from 8 am to 10 pm every day. Besides meeting patients and attending to them in the hospital, I also travel to various places in and out of the country to treat patients; attend conferences and also for presentations on developments in the cardiac field. But I never give up my exercise. This also contributes in making my mission to work tirelessly in this field of medical sciences to achieve many more victories stronger." Honored with Padma Bhushan by President of India, Dr T S Kler is a pioneer in cardiac electrophysiology in India. He was instrumental in implanting the first ICD (device to prevent sudden cardiac death) in 1995 and then a heart failure device (CRT-P) and a COMBO device (CRT-D) in India.Source: ANI << Our Genes may Influence Our Partner Selection Second-Hand Smoke Pose A Risk for Non-Smokers Too >> Recommended Reading Health Benefits of Mustard Oil Mustard oil has an appropriate amount of MUFA and PUFA, which is good for health. It cuts risk of cardiovascular diseases and is good for massaging. READ MORE Heart Attack- Lifestyle risks Heart attack is the death of the heart muscle due to loss of blood supply. Simple guidelines to avoid heart attack are listed. READ MORE Who Else Wants to Know How Walking Helps Heart and Brain? Walking early morning would improve your health as it helps heart and brain to function properly. Find more about its benefits for your body. READ MORE Heart Attack Heart attack is the death of the heart muscle due to loss of blood supply. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. Other names for heart attack include acute myocardial infarction, coronary thrombosis, and coronary ... READ MORE Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Find out more about the degenerative disease- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. READ MORE Aortic Valve Stenosis Aortic valve Stenosis is an abnormal narrowing of the c valve. Symptoms include angina, and that of heart failure. Aortic valve replacement is effective therapy. READ MORE Does Oral Health Affect Your Heart? Oral health has been noted as the key factor before and after experiencing heart diseases. Maintaining good oral health can help prevent risks of heart diseases. READ MORE Healthy Gifting Ideas for Diwali Diwali, the festival of lights is round the corner. Take a fat free route when it comes to gifting this Diwali. Go the untraditional way and gift your near and dear ones with the gift of health. READ MORE Mitral Valve Prolapse Mitral Valve Prolapse is a relatively common condition and causes leakage of blood through the valve. MVP is not life-threatening in most instances. READ MORE Pericarditis Pericarditis occurs when the pericardium gets inflamed. Pericarditis is characterized by severe chest pain. READ MORE Statins Statins are new wonder drugs that are proving to be efficacious, not merely in relieving symptoms but also offering several health benefits. READ MORE Most Popular on Medindia Blood Pressure Calculator Hearing Loss Calculator Iron Intake Calculator More News on: HeartHealthy HeartAmyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)StatinsMitral Valve ProlapseAortic Valve StenosisPericarditisHealthy Gifting Ideas for DiwaliDoes Oral Health Affect Your Heart?