Niranjan (Bonki) Rao, MD, MSNJ’s 219th President
I was proud to report at the Board of Trustees meeting yesterday that I have lost three pounds in three weeks since I announced the creation of the MSNJ “Fit Doc” Challenge. Since becoming the president I have been working out three times a week alternating between running on the treadmill and lifting weights. I am proud to say that I am running five miles in less than one hour (a 12-minute mile). I’ve been sharing workout tips with the staff at MSNJ and the nutrition and exercise experts at Saint Peter’s University Hospital have helped me develop a fitness and diet plan. We’ve changed the breakfast menu at the Board of Trustees meetings to incorporate more fruits, whole grain, and yogurt and less scrambled eggs, bacon and sausage.
In my first month as MSNJ president I have been doing a lot of travelling. I was in Guatemala for 10 days on a medical mission and will be leaving later this week for the American Medical Association’s Annual Meeting. Hopefully, after all of this travelling I will be able to move towards exercising 4 or 5 days a week during the summer months.
It is my goal to help this organization continuously change in a positive way. Several other MSNJ members have committed to the “Fit Doc” Challenge and we are now starting to motivate one another by building a team to support our efforts to be “Fit Docs”. I want to make this initiative a national one. But first, it has to start right here in the Garden State.
Contact MSNJ if you’d like to be part of the team or share fitness tips, results, exercises or any other insight you may have that can contribute to a healthier Medical Society of New Jersey.
Get fit, stay fit!