en people ask me what I do for a living and I say I’m an IT Auditor, they seem fairly impressed and yet not entirely sure what it means. Even my parents still can’t quite grasp exactly what it is I do. They know I’m good with computer network and compliance regulations but not the entirety of what I do.
A large portion of my day involves sitting in a chair in front of a computer and I’m glad that very early in my career I realised that you become more productive if you find a way to incorporate a workout into your daily routine. Necklace Road is perhaps one of the most beautiful places in the city for a morning run or walk, where the paths travel around the century-old Hussain Sagar Lake and some eye-friendly sights. The path is also flanked with benches and shelters along the 7 km circuit. Morning jogging around Hussain Sagar used to be my daily routine until I joined the IT bandwagon. Luckily, the lake is just a 15 minutes drive from where I stay.
It was a fine summer morning in April when I decided to wake up early to take a stroll around the Necklace Road. It was 6:30 in the morning and the sky was still bathed in a mist of serene calmness and pearly drops of morning mist could be seen on the grass. As I parked my car – a few golden oldies were already on the track trodding with a brisk pace in true regal style. It’s a sight that I grew up watching – a phenomenon of fitness that truly sweeps across all generations.
With the mercury already climbing up to 38 in April – summers in Hyderabad really get hot. The effects of which was clearly evident after a 30 minute stroll along the Necklace Road. It was just 7:30 AM and the sky was already burning. In order to help recharge my body post the sweat loss, I bought a blue-hued bottle of 7UP Revive from one of the local vendors. This was my first encounter with 7UP Revive and it helped replenish the essential electrolytes that I lost through sweating.
I gathered enough strength to finish off the rest of the track since I didn’t want to give up so early. With the sun beating down on the distorted path, after walking for another 10 minutes I reached the Necklace Road Railway Station. While at the parking lot, I was surprised to note that a lot of morning walkers were sipping on the same bottle that I held in my hand – 7UP Revive! So it wasn’t just me who had developed a taste for it in the scorching Hyderabad heat.
From the very first sip, I noticed something unique about 7UP Revive. It did not fill me up like a hydrogen balloon, but instead had an effect which was refreshing. How often can you say that about a cold beverage? Besides being an oasis for the desert in my mouth, it sure created a difference in my hitherto-sagging energy levels and spirit.
Invigorated and fresh, I reached home and later started off to my office which is an hour’s drive from Secunderabad. Hyderabad is a city where two ways of life exist side by side – ancient and modern. Its streets are choked with motorbikes, rickshaws and buses – a constant peril that I experience on my daily 25 km commute to Hitech City.
Wading my way through Hyderabad’s peak traffic, I somehow managed to reach Banjara hills within 30 minutes. Although I wasn’t feeling too drained, I took out the bottle of 7 UP Revive that I brought in the morning and greedily drank whilst moving along the traffic snarls. Usually, throughout my one hour drive I feel quite tired and sweaty, with a drop in energy levels due to the loss in fluids and essential electrolytes. Thanks to 7UP Revive – because of its electrolyte-replenishing contents, I felt recharged and active upon reaching the office, in spite of the one hour’s gruesome drive.
So that’s my day with 7UP Revive. Have you given it a shot yet?