In an ancient Ayurvedic text called Sushruta Samhita, Acharya Sushruta said many years ago that the right age for a girl to marry is over 16, and for a young man, it is over 25. He also mentioned that marrying at a younger age could lead to unhealthy and weak children with a shorter life. Taking inspiration from Ayurvedic knowledge, 150 scholars from Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya Government Ayurvedic College conducted a study.
A study on over 1500 people aged over sixty revealed that 71% got married at the right time, and 83.2% had children when they should have. The study also found that 88% of the elderly had a five to six-year age gap with their older siblings, showing a noticeable age difference.
As per Ayurvedic teachings and Acharya Sushruta, if parents are more than 6 years apart in age, their children might have a shorter life. In a survey of people over 60, 39.53% had a Kapha nature, meaning they were calm, well-built, and peaceful. Meanwhile, 35% of the elderly changed their decisions frequently. They also had differences in their views.
Out of 1132 people, many chose tasks that suited their strengths instead of taking overly bold actions. About 72%, or 1094 individuals, were into spiritual activities, and 1200 people followed the advice of their elders. A significant discovery was that among the 1249 people, their hemoglobin levels were normal. As Acharya Sushruta explained, blood is considered the essence of life.
Dr. Mahesh Dixit, the head of the Ayurvedic College, says 60 is seen as the age of a senior citizen. So, the survey included those who are older than 60. Over 150 advanced students took part, with 138 from different areas in Rajasthan and 12 from outside. They put together a detailed report from all places, sharing valuable information, and titled it "Healthy Life towards Health."
Source: Dainik Bhaskar