This week we present to you some insights on the lifestyle of Sangita Reddy, joint managing director, Apollo Hospitals Group, and Upasna Kamineni, managing director, Apollo Life.
Upasna Kamineni: As soon as I wake up I need to cleanse my body. I always have two cups of hot water, followed by lemon tea and then breakfast, which is a combination of superfoods.
Sangita Reddy: It’s has been 15 years since I eliminated sugar and tea from my diet. I do yoga four times a week. My lunch is always soup and salads; my daily diet comprises fruit and I always have my dinner before 8 pm.
Upasna: I love my gadgets but I have to consciously teach myself to not waste time on them. I am not a regular Facebook user and I haven’t learnt how to properly operate Instagram and I don’t know how to use ‘hashtags’.
Sangita: Unless there are any special occasions, I meet my friends only during the weekend. I make sure the emails I receive are looked into right away, because once they start to pile up it’s time consuming to go through them.
A to-do list
Upasna: I jot down what I have to do the next day, the previous night.
Sangita: Before stepping into work, I call my assistant to plan my day, giving her details about the things I need to do for the entire day.
Upasna: Meetings don’t last more than 15 minutes and I prefer taking the meeting while standing.
Sangita: There is a timeline, the meetings should not exceed more than 30 minutes.
27 day trick
Upasna: The trick to adopting a healthy lifestyle is to do something for 21-27 days at a stretch because then it becomes a habit. I used to drink four cups of coffee every day, but I was able to get rid of that habit.
Sangita Reddy: My family is my support group. During my ride to work, I listen to the tape, Vishnu Sahasranamam. If I am in town, I visit the temple every evening....