Tricity walks for a healthier tomorrow
SAS NAGAR: A 3-km walkathon was organised on Saturday by Fortis hospital here to coincide with the World Heart Day, in which more than 300 children as well as persons from all segments of society participated.
This year’s theme ‘One World, One Home, One Heart’ aimed at spreading awareness about the growing cases of cardiovascular diseases among children and women.
NK Sharma, chief parliamentary secretary, was the chief guest on the occasion. Also present were Dr TS Mahant, executive director of cardio-thoracic and vascular surgery, Fortis Hospitals (north) zonal director Col HS Chehal and medical director Dr Gurbir Singh.
A free cholestrol check-up was offered to senior citizens above the age of 60. Special discounts on cardiac procedures, surgery and health checks were
DOCTORS SAY EVEN WOMEN, CHILDREN NO LONGER SAFE FROM CARDIO VASCULAR DISEASES DUE TO SEDENTARY LIFESTYLE
also announced for the next 10 days.
On the occasion, doctors reiterated that even women and children were not longer safe from cardio vascular disease (CVD) owing to sedentary lifestyle and wrong eating habits. Children were made aware of harmful effects of junk food and spending too much time on television/computers.
Parents were guided on ways to ensure children’s participation in outdoor sports and other activities.
Youngsters taking part in ‘walkathons’ organised by Fortis Hospital (above) and Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (below) in SAS Nagar and Chandigarh on Saturday.