What do you know about Mohit Kumar, the CEO of Ultrahuman? The company itself used to be involved in sports science but these days, it's making a significant move toward healthcare. Changing the basis of any company is always a risky move and that indicates that its CEO is willing to take those risks. That being said, what else do you really know about the person behind the company? If you're curious, here are 10 things that might surprise you.
1. He’s keen on marrying fitness metrics and healthcare
He has an innate interest in the ways that certain fitness metrics such as heart rate variability and sleep zones can impact the overall health of a person. As a matter of fact, he firmly believes that these types of things can not only make a dramatic impact in the way that people feel on a daily basis, but also on their health over time. It’s well known that those with a low heart rate variability are more likely to suffer from some type of significant cardiac event than those with a higher variability. By the same token, those who don’t get enough quality sleep are more likely to suffer from a whole host of health problems. He believes that by measuring these metrics on a daily basis, people can truly take charge of their own health and improve the situation before they face a potentially life-threatening illness.
2. He wants to change the way the public perceives healthcare in general
He just really wants to change the way the general public perceives everything about healthcare. He has commented a number of times that when most people think of healthcare, they think of hospitals and the disease process. He wants people to start thinking of healthcare as something that they genuinely have a hand in and something that they can have a positive impact on, each and every day.
3. It amazes him that people don’t learn more about their own body
He has a deep desire to know as much as possible about his own body. He admits that it confuses him that some people go through the majority of their lives without even attempting to find out as much as possible about their health. In fact, it shocks him that a lot of individuals know a great deal more about their automobile or even the television they're watching than they do about their own body.
4. He used to work for Zomato
There was a time when he worked for Zomato, a popular company that is centered around menus and food delivery. As far as he's concerned, working there wasn't all that different from what he's doing now, as he makes a strong connection between the food that people put in their bodies and their overall health.
5. He knows the key to better health is all about small changes
He knows that it isn't going to help anyone to make drastic changes to their daily lives if those changes are not sustainable. He would rather see people make small changes about sleeping habits, exercise routines and the way they eat and then stick with those changes as opposed to doing something drastically different and then reverting back to their old lifestyle only a couple of weeks later.
6. He thinks he’s also unlocked the key to significant weight loss
Since the platform he developed constantly provides users with a real-time measurement of their blood glucose levels, Kumar believes that the information can be used to unlock the pathway to significant (and effective) weight loss, even for those who have seemingly tried everything and failed. The thing is, he might well be onto something. For those who struggle to lose weight because of a metabolic condition, this is the type of information they so desperately need. The platform can provide them with the information they need to make accurate decisions about their fitness routine from one day to the next, as well as what they eat. That in turn can give them the tools they need to make adjustments accordingly so they can lose weight and keep it off.
7. He’s educating people about the role they play in their own health
According to Kumar, 85% of the diseases suffered by individuals are directly related to some type of metabolic disorder. That means that it could be possible to dramatically reduce the number of serious illnesses experienced by individuals, simply by gaining a better understanding of how fitness and diet, along with sleep, play a role. He wants to give the public as much knowledge as possible because he wants to help people live better, healthier lives.
8. He’s passionate about what he’s doing
There is no doubt about it, he has a great deal of passion for what he's doing. If it weren't for his passion, it would be practically impossible to spend as much time or effort as he spends on this particular venture. Because he is passionate about his own health and the health of others, he wants to get the word out as much as possible in hopes that it will ultimately change the way people see healthcare around the world.
9. He founded the company he currently heads up
Clearly, he knows a thing or two about being a successful entrepreneur, as he also founded Ultrahuman. For him, it all stemmed from simply focusing on the things he was already passionate about and then expanding from there.
10. He’s a firm believer that everything is ultimately connected
As far as he's concerned, absolutely everything is ultimately connected. That's precisely why diet, exercise and sleep are connected directly to a person's health. By the same token, the overall health of an individual is connected to interpersonal relationships, professional success and even financial well-being. That in turn helps drive the economy around the world. He has a tendency to take a step back and look at how seemingly different things are connected in order to get a better picture of how changing one relatively small thing can have a dramatic ripple effect in many other aspects of life.
Written by Allen Lee
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