The Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi traveled 79,000 km across the country in 35 years. It is almost two times one round of earth (40 thousand kilometers). That is, if they used to circumambulate the earth during this period, then it would have been rotating twice. After exploring the documents and government records found in Gandhi Shanti Pratishthan, this report has been prepared after research on Gandhiji’s health with the help of the Indian Council of Medical Research.
Bapu used to walk 18 km daily
According to a report released on Monday in the celebration of the 150th anniversary year, they walked about 18 km daily. After an awakening at four o’clock in the morning, one hour walk and 30 to 45 minutes before sleeping in the night.
Gandhi’s appendix surgery was done
Gandhiji traveled 79 thousand kilometers from 1913-48. They had Malaria 3 times in 1925, 1936, 1944. Piles also had surgery in 1919. After the Chauri-Chaura scandal when Gandhiji went to jail in 1922, there was a severe pain in the stomach. After the investigation, in 1924, he had surgery on his appendix by Dr Maddock. During surgery, electricity was gone, then the surgery was done in the light of the lantern.
When Gandhiji was 70 years old, his length was 5 feet 5 inches and weight was 46.7 kg, while his body mass index was 17.1.
Gandhiji had a lower weight in proportion to the length, though his hemoglobin was 14.96. His blood pressure was always more than usual, but there was a situation twice (26 October 1937 and 19 February 1940) when his blood pressure was 220/110.
It is very necessary to work hard
They were vegetarians. They used to say that they work hard, it is very important for them to do physical work too. Gandhiji was not against Allopathy medicine. They preferred to eat naturopathy and ayurvedic medicines.
Despite such tension, there was no problem in Gandhiji’s heart. This fact is obvious from his ECG investigation in 1937. He believed that the disturbance caused by going in opposition to nature would be justified by staying with nature. They also used to say that for those who work hard, it is very important for them to do physical work.
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