A peal of bells tinkled on the Shwedagone Pagoda platform as it was engulfed in a loud patriotic song: “Nagani, the Red Dragon”.
Doctors and health professionals have known for a long time that regular exercise benefits health in many ways. From heart disease to brain disease to cancer to mental sharpness, people who maintain an exercise regimen over the years live longer and more vigorous lives.
The devastation meted out by Cyclone Nargis in 2008 saw many residents of Twante lose their livelihoods, forced to abandon their trade in traditional pottery. But five years on, some still forge ahead.