Exercise- A Total Mind-body Workout


Since millennia it is known that benefits of exercise abound,

Making us feel unwound, relaxed and sound.

The immune system this exercise boosts,

Many ailments it shoots,

Forgotten are the bitterness or pains,

With release of endorphins.

With resistance,

It can lead to jubilance.


One is protected against heart attacks

Making the person lay back,

Enjoy the years extra,

With added stamina,

Boosting his persona,

Making life worth living

As a healthy human being.


Exercise gives bounteously,

Increases the zest of life plentifully,

Physical and mental relief it brings, carrying away all the stress

With all its terrible mess.

Accomplishments follow in life,

Without too much strife,

With focus in full,

Leading to plentiful.


So, to stay blessed and less depressed

Engage in this not only burning calories and toning muscles

But total mind- body workout that combines poses of stretching

And strengthening, with concentration and deep breathing.

It’s a must anyway,

If you want to keep the doctor at bay.

So, while the sun is shining, why not make hay?


©Pushmaotee Subrun

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About Pushmaotee Subrun

Pushmaotee Fowdur Subrun was born in 1949 in Mauritius. She pursued higher studies in Delhi University where she graduated in English. For the past forty-four years she has worked in secondary schools, seven years of which she spent in Masvingo, Zimbabwe, teaching English in an army school. She completed her PGCE at the Mauritius Institute of Education in 1993. After her retirement, she was a member of the Council of the University of Mauritius for three years. She is currently a reader and editor in the Ministry of Arts and Culture. She has written one novel, one play and Short Stories and Fables. Her poems have featured in Setu Magazine, ‘Poetry and Creativity’ and in Atunis Poetry.

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