On day 3, a welcome address was given by Dr. Moattar Raza Rizvi, Dean, FAHS, MRIIRS inviting all the eminent speakers and delegates to be a part of the 3rd day of the International Conference.
Dr. Pradeep Kumar, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, MRIIRS also graced the conference, Dr. Hery Prambudi, Director of Medical Technology Laboratory Academy at AAK An Nasher, Indonesia, and lecturer of pharmacy, Faculty of An Nashier Institute of Health Sciences was invited as a keynote speaker for the day. He delivered his talk on ‘Traditional Nutrition for Increasing Stamina’. He discussed various mechanisms of traditional foods as medicines in COVID 19 scenario. He talked about garlic, ginger, turmeric, guava, and many more, holding the properties of anti-inflammatory, antioxidants and can be used as a traditional treatment.
A vote of thanks was delivered by Dr. Moattar Raza Rizvi, Dean, FAHS to Dr. Hery Prambudi for their gracious presence at the conference.
Professor Dr. A M Moorthy, Ex Vice-Chancellor, Tamil Nadu Physical Education and Sports University, Tamil Nadu, India delivered a talk on yoga-based Pulmonary Rehabilitation for the Management of Dyspnea in COPD: A Randomized Controlled Trial. He discussed the impact of yoga on various diseases like diabetes, hypertension, and many non-metabolic disorders. He emphasized a very famous quote that according to Krishnamacharya- the grandfather of yoga- “Yoga is healing without surgery”.
Dr. Sangeeth Somanadhapai, Professor and Dean, Faculty of Naturopathy & Yogic Sciences, SGT University, Gurugram, India. He delivered a talk on the Role of Naturopathic Medicine & Yoga Therapy in Psychological Rehabilitation in COVID-19. He stated that sport is a unique activity that can’t be practiced using virtual platforms.
These uncertain situations have put many sportspersons into a lot of mental conditions through loss of jobs and careers, economical loss through other sources of income like endorsements of products through advertisements, etc. These have led to various psychological health issues like stress, Deity, fear, suicidal tendencies, etc. Some of the sportspersons have become of these deadly viruses which have put them in more uncertain situations. Naturopathic medicine and Yogic interventions based on evidence-based medicine has solutions on how these psychological issues could be dealt upon efficiently through simple home remedies of Naturopathic Medicine, telehealth consultations, and also through practices of various yogic and meditative practices. These practices not only could help in the effective management of these psychological conditions but also could have a positive effect on the performance of the sportsperson even during a non-pandemic situation.
Dr. Halyna Kuznietsova, Research Associate at Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Ukraine, and an associate professor of the National University of Ukraine on Physical Education and Sport was the next speaker. She discussed the effect of C60 fullerenes’ abilities to inhibit inflammation, fibrosis, and cancer of gut organs, and the main mechanism their action has been realized by reactive oxygen. She explained that Muscle fatigue is known to be associated with excessive ROS production and oxidative stress. Therefore, the antioxidant application looks promising as a strategy to attenuate oxidative stress consequences and improve muscle performance and recovery. However, antioxidant efficacy for athletes remains controversial because of the complexity of signaling pathways involved in muscle contraction and relaxation regulation, which require ROS. And there are also no. nutritional supplements with antioxidant activity as the main one approved for usage in athletes. So, thereby she researched and discovered the effects of artificial free radical scavengers C60 fullerenes on muscle performance and recovery to contribute to the topic of antioxidant usage in sports.
Dr. Mahenderan Appukutty, Associate Professor, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Faculty of Sports Science and Recreation, Malaysia, delivered a talk on using Probiotics in sports enhancement. His presentation focused on the effect of using probiotics to improve psychological outcomes and the practical issues of probiotics usage in the sports community pertaining to formulations, dose-response, strains, and timing in relation to travel and competition. He also stated that probiotics may provide athletes with secondary health benefits that could positively affect athletic performance through psychological disorders (anxiety, stress, and depression), enhanced recovery from fatigue, improved immune function, and maintenance of a healthy gastrointestinal tract function.
Dr. Chatkamon Singhnoy, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Sport Science, Burapha University, Thailand discussed the role of sport psychology in injury recovery. He stated 3 major steps towards psychological recovery – meditation to calm the sports player and reduce anxiety, leave the failure, and work hard with a positive attitude
Dr. Anjum Padyal, Head of the Department, Physical Education, and Sports Sciences, Deshbandhu College, University of Delhi, New Delhi, India, talked about how to manage stress during peak performance. She stated 3 simple steps to maintain stress – understand your stress, identify the stress source, learn the individual stress signal. Identification and understanding of stress will help to identify the most effective solution.
In the valedictory session, the results of oral and poster presentations were declared by the judges. Dr. Divya Sanghi, Head of the department, Nutrition and Dietetics, FAHS, MRIIRS congratulated all the participants and winners of oral and poster presentations.
The Vote of thanks was delivered by Dr. G.L. Khanna, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, FAHS, MRIIRS to all the eminent speakers, participants, and organizing committee.