A 22- year-old techie in Hyderabad collapsed to his death, while he was working out in a gym at his workplace in Madhapur. The deceased has been identified as Varun Kumar, who was working with Dell.
Varun had arrived before his swipe-in time, and headed for the gym, before his shift started, police said.
"The incident occurred on Wednesday when he went to the gym on the company's premises at around 12pm. He went there before his shift started, and was regularly going to the gym in the recent past," SI Vijay Kumar, from the Madhapur police station told The News Minute.
After a short workout session, Varun began sweating profusely, and was asked to sit down and take a break.
Police suspect that Varun did not eat properly the previous night, and worked out, which may have led to extreme exhaustion.
Following this, he collapsed in the gym and was taken to the doctor on campus. He was rushed to a private hospital later, where he was declared brought dead.
When police called his parents, they also learnt that he was suffering from a heart condition.
Varun was a native of Vizag and was working with the company for around a year. He was a resident of Matrusrinagar in Miyapur.
"An autopsy was conducted, and the body was handed over to the parents. A case of suspicious death under Section 174 of Criminal Procedure Code has been registered, and the viscera was sent for a forensic exam," Vijay Kumar said.
Dell officials, when contacted, said that they had not issued any official statement on the matter.
Police say that even though the incident happened on the company's premises, Dell had followed all due procedures.
"Anyone is free to use the gym, and he (Varun) came there on his own. They have an in-house trainer, and also a clear sign listing the 'doâ€™s and dont'sâ€™. They also have a medical clinic on the premises in case of emergencies. If required, we may ask them for cooperation during our investigation," Vijay Kumar said.
"The autopsy is expected soon, and that will give us a clearer picture," he added.
Fitness and diet
It is important for heart patients to do exercises, as it strengthens heart muscles. But the exercise regime should be decided only in consultation with a cardiologist or health care provider. Doctors will help decide the regime so that one can avoid palpitations, some doctors even suggest an ECG (electrocardiogram) exercise test on a running machine to find out how much activity is safe for a heart patient.
It is often suggested that a person visiting the gym do so, on an empty stomach, as it helps to burn more fat and calories.
The adipose tissue is responsible for obesity in the body, and exercise stimulates certain changes in the tissue, which helps the person either gain, or lose weight.
"After eating, adipose tissue is busy responding to the meal, and a bout of exercise at this time will not stimulate the same [beneficial] changes in adipose tissue. This means that exercise in a fasting state might provoke more favourable changes in adipose tissue, and this could be beneficial for health in the long term," Dylan Thompson, a researcher from the University of Bath, told The Daily Mail.
Another important thing that trainers insist on, is to warm up and stretch your muscles, as it decreases the possibility of injury.
Regular visits to the gym also need a balanced diet, consisting of protein, fats and carbohydrates.