Working out has helped me become more positive, says Sujit Nair3 min read 31 Jul 2018, 09:34 AM IST
Sujit Nair's improved fitness levels have also changed the way he communicates with his colleagues, peers and friends
An architect working long hours for over a dozen years, Sujit Nair, 40, didn’t realize till quite late just how inflexible, tense and prone to fatigue his lean physique was. Just a few repetitions of any exercise would take a toll on him. Principal architect and founder of the Sujit Nair Design Group in Bengaluru, Nair ended up with unhealthy habits—poor eating patterns and diet and a bad posture—that led to a debilitating spine injury. That’s when Nair turned to his current routine, a combination of body weight exercises, yoga, breathing and stretching—something he devised himself through experimentation and trial and error. “I have to spend long hours on clients’ construction sites as well in the office, hunched in front of a computer. Despite using the best chairs available and occasional visits to the gym, I injured my spine. In the gym my workouts used to be unsupervised, which is not a good idea at all," says Nair. “A year-and-a-half ago, I started to focus on breathing, building strength around the core and adding other exercises around this regimen as part of the recovery process." Since then he has been working out four-five times a week for 45-60 minutes in the mornings.