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The Journey Within
Dr Arun Pillai, Wellness Director, Dharana at Shillim, decodes the many facets of sustainable wellness, and talks about upcoming trends.
Priyanka Chakrabarti

What’s your definition of sustainable wellness?

It’s a transformative journey that brings about a change in one’s life by adopting wholesome, mindful practices. There’s a saying that prevention is better than cure, and I think, this mantra seamlessly applies to the sustainable wellness sphere too. Treat your disorder before it turns into a disease by following sustainable healing practices. Sustainable wellness doesn’t mean sticking to a restricted diet or spending hours at the gym; it simply means—integrate all essential mindful wellness aspects into your lifestyle.

Can you share your insight on fitness regimes that complement a plant-based diet?

It’s a myth that there are limitations to fitness regimens when someone is practising a plant-based diet. A balanced plant-based diet can provide both energy and nutrients essential for all fitness regimes; be it muscle growth through proteins or carbohydrates for endurance, a plant-based diet can deliver it all! The presence of antioxidants in plant-based diets play a crucial role in tissue repair.

How is the wellness industry shaping up in India?

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